Thanks to President Jonathan Veitch, Occidental College has become an academic prominence. A native Angeleno, Veitch understands how to not only improve, but grow Occidental College into an even more prestigious center for education than what is already is.
Occidental University, also known as “Oxy” has one of the most metropolitan environments in the country. With great leadership from President Jonathan Veitch, the boundaries have been pushed even further as to what humanity can do.
According to Veitch, diverse backgrounds, interests, as well as ideas, are all welcome on the Occidental campus. Veitch, over the past six years in office, has been bringing up the importance of a community within a school. As Veitch enthusiastically states, “Oxy is a place where generations of young people are allowed to grow, develop their intellectual capacities and passions”. This very quote shows his enthusiasm towards making the campus a community.
Veitch has been said to inspire students. that trait was lived up to when he organized the 125th anniversary of the founding of Occidental College. Inspiring students with notable alumni including Todd Garner ’88, Ian McKinnon ’89 and Soroosh Shambayati ’86, and Octavio Herrera ’98 and Zaryn Dentzel ’05, Veitch has lived up to his position as an inspirational president.
The celebration of the 125th anniversary since the foundation of the school was just a taste of how, in just six years president Jonathan Veitch has inspired both students and faculty. His reachable goal is to make Occidental College the main and most highly sought after liberal arts college. His goal has already been attained as it has been rated by multiple credible sources as one of the top liberal arts colleges in California if not the country.