Occidental College names new president

Jonathan Veitch, who has served as the dean of Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York, was named the 15th president to head Occidental, the Eagle Rock college announced today. Veitch is a Los Angeles native who comes from a family of actors, according to a profile of him last year in the New School Free Press

Veitch, in a campus press release, wasted no time mentioning the school’s Obama connection:

“One need only look at Occidental’s most famous student, Barack Obama. “Our new president demonstrates the very best qualities of a liberal arts education. It is evident in so much of what he says and does, and how he thinks.”

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