Robert Skotheim

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Robert Skotheim
14th President of Occidental College
In office
Preceded by Susan Westerberg Prager
Succeeded by Jonathan Veitch
Personal details
Born (1933-01-31) January 31, 1933 (age 84)
Nationality American

Robert Allen Skotheim (born January 31, 1933)[1] is an educator who has served as president of several colleges and institutions. He served as president of Whitman College in the 1970s and 80s and the Huntington Library in the 2000s. Skotheim assumed the role of interim president of Occidental College on January 1, 2008, replacing president Susan Westerberg Prager who unexpectedly announced her intention to resign in mid-November. During his tenure, Skotheim was one of the oldest college presidents in the nation. On July 1, 2009, Skotheim stepped down and Jonathan Veitch, formerly dean of Eugene Lang College, took the reins.


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