Jonathan Veitch

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Jonathan Veitch

Jonathan Veitch (born 1959) is the president of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He became president in July 2009, succeeding interim president Robert Skotheim.[1] Vietch previously served as a professor at the University of Wisconsin and dean of The New School's Eugene Lang College.[2] He has authored American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s.[3]


Veitch attended Loyola High School in southern California before he received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University. He later received his doctoral degree in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.[4]

At Occidental College[edit]

Veitch succeeded Robert Skotheim as president of the College on June 30, 2009.[5] He has worked to improve relations between the College and the surrounding community, limiting expansion of the campus into the community in response to neighborhood concerns.[6] In April 2013 Veitch unveiled a 1 megawatt solar array on the Occidental campus, to generate a portion of the campus's energy supply.[7]

Veitch is the first president of Occidental College to be a native Angeleno, having been born in Los Angeles. He currently lives in the Wallis Annenberg President's House on the Occidental campus with his wife, Sarah, and their three children.[8]


  1. ^ "President's Bio". Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Gordon, Larry (31 January 2009). "Jonathan Veitch named president of Occidental College". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Veitch, Jonathan (20 February 2000). "Married With Children". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ "President's Bio". Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Kraege, Lisa (February 5, 2009). "Jonathan Veitch Named 15th President of Occidental". The Occidental Weekly. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Tokita, Mary. "An Interview With Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch". Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
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  8. ^ "President's Bio". Retrieved 2 November 2012.