WVU president Gee to speak at Boy Scout dinner

WHEELING — The Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America will host West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee as keynote speaker at its annual partnership dinner.

The event is set for 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge, Glessner Auditorium in Wheeling with a sponsorship reception starting at 5 p.m.

A leader in higher education for more than three decades, Gee is serving in his second term as the institution’s president, a position he’s held since 2014.

Recently, the website Great Value Colleges named him the nation’s top university president. In addition to his service at West Virginia University, Gee served as president of Ohio State University (twice), Vanderbilt University, Brown University and the University of Colorado.

Individualtickets are available online at orvc-bsa.org/dinner or by calling (304) 277-2660. Proceeds from the partnership dinner will benefit programming, camping and activities within the council.

The Ohio River Valley Council is one of the largest youth serving agencies in the Ohio Valley, serving more than 2,000 Scouts in Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.