Office of the President

CU Past Presidents

E. Gordon Gee

1985 - 1990

E. Gordon Gee has been lauded for his efforts to improve the image of the university around Colorado and the nation. A personable president, he spread the word of CU’s academic accomplishments and led efforts to improve funding.

Formerly the president of West Virginia University, Gee worked to promote CU’s strengths in areas such as space sciences and to cooperate with the private sector on a wide variety of projects to meet the needs of the state and country. “The quality of life in this state will be heavily influenced by the excellence of our programs,” he stated.