Gordon Gee

Gordon Gee to New York Times: Wearing Bow Ties is a Smart Choice

Gordon Gee

Gordon Gee (Source: Wikimedia Commons by Joebengo)

During an interview earlier this week about leading institutions of higher education, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee told the New York Times that wearing bow ties is a wise choice for his career.

Q. Speaking of image, what’s with the bow tie? You always wear one. You pass out bow tie cookies and pins.

It’s much more difficult to be hung by the faculty with a bow tie than with a long tie.

There you have it. They’re even helpful when it comes to survival.