Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 6/5/13

Earlier today, the news broke that Ohio State president Gordon Gee will be retiring July 1st in the wake of the offensive comments he made regarding Notre Dame, the SEC, and others. While many offended people were probably pleased to hear this, the student body at Ohio State was not — Gee was a very personable president, known for great relationships with students and an incredible knack for fundraising. Of course, he was known for his bow tie collection as well. This afternoon students began to tweet out pictures of themselves with Gee as a sign of respect — it really is evident how many lives he touched and how he will be missed. Here are a few good ones that we found: I’ll miss you Gordon E. Gee #TeamGee #CatholicAndNotOffended instagram.com/p/aJ7HiCFNEA/ — Cole Bury (@CTrain111) June 4, 2013 Love you President Gordon Gee. Everyone makes mistakes and I’m sorry yours was so public. You’ll… instagram.com/p/aJowKGP29n/ — Alys Brown (@alys_brown) June 4, 2013 So glad @abbeyjo3 and I got a picture with Gordon Gee last year. He will be missed twitter.com/MelD_says/stat… — Melanie D’Angelo (@MelD_says) June 4, 2013 At least I can say I got a picture with this amazing man! First day of freshman year. You will be missed Gee.. twitter.com/DaniDinan/stat… — Dani Dinan (@DaniDinan) June 4, 2013 So sad Gee is retiring! What a great guy twitter.com/laurbutt/statu… — LEB (@laurbutt) June 4, 2013 Greatest president ever #Gee #bowtie @chumberger @jsnyder14 @aamboss_14 @brackattack4000 twitter.com/Kyle_Morris10/… — Kyle Morris (@Kyle_Morris10) June 4, 2013 Gordon Gee and I at a party freshman year. Coolest president in the nation twitter.com/jzidonis7/stat… — Jeff Zidonis (@jzidonis7) June 4, 2013 In honor of THE one and only President E. Gordon Gee instagram.com/p/aJsShUyBcb/ — Matthew Stierhoff (@mattstierhoff) June 4, 2013 Senior year without Gordon Gee is like having no senior year at all #osuproblems #crying twitter.com/ItsMeKatieDee/… — Katelyn DeSimone (@ItsMeKatieDee) June 4, 2013 Honestly, who can follow Gordon Gee? twitter.com/MaggieFlann/st… — Maggie Flannery (@MaggieFlann) June 4, 2013 me and @cnett2011 with the man, Gordon Gee ❤ twitter.com/sammibabyy01/s… — Samantha Miller(@sammibabyy01) June 4, 2013 Myself and the LEGEND Elwood Gordon Gee after winning the Big Ten Championship my senior year – You… instagram.com/p/aJxURGrJbu/ — Chris Barrale (@ChrisBarrale) June 4, 2013 At least we got our picture taken with Gordon Gee at prom! @shannsims @jackmoberger @gfick2277 instagram.com/p/aJzF72PCre/ — Megan Howell (@meganhowell) June 4, 2013 The best picture Gordon Gee ever took twitter.com/held_sara/stat… — Sara Held (@held_sara) June 4, 2013 Going to miss my buddy Gordon Gee twitter.com/danielwaits/st… — Daniel Waits (@danielwaits) June 4, 2013 Gordon Gee Pic. Good thing I didn’t wait til after freshman year… #SuckitND #Buckeyenation twitter.com/TGreggStand/st… — Troy Gregg (@TGreggStand) June 4, 2013 Can’t believe you’re retiring Gordon Gee you will be missed instagram.com/p/aJ249NAax7/ — Gabby Snedeker (@gabbsnedd) June 4, 2013

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