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Office of the President

Gene Edward Veith, Ph.D.
Interim President
Professor of Literature
Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Provost and Professor of Literature, oversees both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Patrick Henry College.  He also teaches literature and other liberal arts courses. Prior to coming to PHC, at which he served briefly as Dean of Academic Affairs before becoming Provost, Dr. Veith was the Culture Editor of World Magazine. He is well-known in Christian, conservative, and homeschooling circles through his writing and speaking on various aspects of Christianity and culture. Dr. Veith is the author of 20 books on topics involving Christianity and culture, classical education, literature, and the arts. His writings number more than 100 scholarly articles, reviews, and papers and include books on Christian vocation: God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life; Christianity and Literature: The Soul of the Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe and Reading Between the Lines: a Christian Guide to Literature; Christianity and the Arts; State of the Arts:  From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe; Painters of Faith:  The Spiritual Landscape in 19th Century America; Christianity and Culture: Loving God with All Your Mind; and Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.

Prior to his years at WORLD Magazine, Dr. Veith was on the faculty for 19 years as Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin, where he also served for six years as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He has also taught at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and has been a visiting professor at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Gordon-Conwell, Regent College (Vancouver), and Wheaton College. In addition he also serves as the director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He has been a Fellow at the Capital Research Center and the Heritage Foundation. Dr. Veith and his wife, Jackquelyn, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.


Mary Haynes
Executive Assistant to the President and Provost

As the Executive Assistant to the President and the Provost, Mrs. Mary Haynes serves as the primary point of contact between the busy executive offices, faculty, students, guests, and others outside the college. She also coordinates academic events, chapel speakers, and special lectures, and assists Dr. Veith on various research projects and publications.

Mrs. Haynes is the wife of our Government Professor, Dr. Michael Haynes.  They live in Round Hill with their soft-coated wheaten terrier, Bray. Mrs. Haynes brings to the college her many years of experience as an administrative assistant in both the Christian and secular worlds.  They are blessed with three daughters and three grandchildren.