February 6, 2000

President Gordon Gee Resigns

While E. Gordon Gee was not the first president to resign from Brown, his decision to leave after only two years and to assume the position of Chancellor of Vanderbilt University took the University by surprise. Before beginning the search for a permanent replacement, the Corporation made a widely supported choice of Sheila Blumstein, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, to serve as interim president, the first woman to fill that role.