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At his inauguration as Menlo College’s 10th president earlier this month, Richard A. Moran said he was “humbled and honored,” and promised to fulfill his new duties “faithfully and to the best of his ability.” He confided that he set his sights on becoming a college president when he was 18 years old. As a teenager, he purchased a book about college presidents at a library book swap for a quarter. He then displayed the book he has held on to all these years for the time when it would come in handy (although he acknowledged that as the book was published in 1917, it might not be all that useful today).

The president asked the audience to think of our small inclusive community as a place to “make Menlo more Menlo.” He rallied the community to work together and be proud. He said the campus should think of Menlo College as more than a hidden gem. Menlo College should be held as a leader in Silicon Valley. He concluded that we should keep striving to make the College a better place.

Menlo College was recently named “A Best In The West” by The Princeton Review for the sixth year in a row.

Photo caption: Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D., President of Notre Dame de Namur University; Richard A. Moran, President of Menlo College; Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts; and Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes magazine. Moore and Dolan spoke at the inauguration

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Author Pamela Gullard tells the story of Menlo College’s 85 years set within each decade

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Ever wonder how the tiny town of Atherton got an institution of higher learning and what goes on behind its gates? A new book about Menlo College filled with over 100 archival photos and reminiscences of staff and alumni reveals the answers. Titled Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times, the book sets the […]

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New Menlo College president named, the 10th in the business college’s history

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The Menlo College Board of Trustees announced that Richard A. Moran has been named the 10th president of Menlo College. He will assume his duties in September, 2014. Most recently, Moran was CEO of Accretive Solutions. As a consultant and operating executive, he is an evangelist for organizational effectiveness. He has authored seven books and is credited […]

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Menlo College student Katrina Ford develops campus sustainability program in sister’s memory

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December 27, 2012 is a day Menlo College student Katrina Ford remembers with sadness. It was the day her sister, Brianna, was killed in a car accident in Oakland. Of the five people in the car, her sister was the only one to die. The driver, who was fleeing from the police when he ran […]

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Menlo College alum John Pritzker is keynote speaker at commencement

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Menlo College alumnus John Pritzker ’76, Founder and Managing Partner of Geolo Capital, served as the 85th anniversary keynote speaker at its commencement today. Bernard Osher, Founder and Treasurer of the Bernard Osher Foundation, was presented with an honorary doctorate for his extraordinary philanthropic efforts on behalf of higher education. The Honorable Anna Eshoo, U.S. […]

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Menlo College celebrates “Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai” with its 23rd annual Hawai’ian luau on April 5

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Menlo College presents its 23rd annual authentic lu`au on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event will include Hawaiian food, music, and dance featuring 30 Menlo College students and staff. Hawaiian music will be performed by Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, Hoku Zuttermeister. “This year, the lu’au will be simple island style with the students putting […]

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A treat for the eyes: 85 artists illustrate 85 years at Menlo College

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To celebrate its 85th anniversary, Menlo College is presenting 85 Years 85 Artists, showcasing 95 artists from around the world who were randomly assigned a year to illustrate. Participants from 23 states, the Netherlands, England, and Italy submitted works representing cultural, historical, or personal interpretations of their year’s global, regional, or local events. Among the artists […]

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Pascaline Ujeneza’s courage brings her from Rwanda to Menlo College

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Courage — the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation — is a word often used to describe the character of a leader. Pascaline Ujeneza’s story is about her courage and strength, and what it has taken for her to get where she is today. A Management Information Systems (MIS) major […]

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Menlo College earns AACSB accreditation, culminating a rigorous, multi-year process

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Menlo College has earned AACSB accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a distinction earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. In 2009, Menlo College Provost and soon-to-be President James Kelly, and the Board of Trustees began the process of applying for accreditation from the AACSB, the longest-serving global accrediting […]

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Menlo College President Jim Kelly is educator, mentor and listener to 400 undergrads

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By the time he landed at Menlo College, first as Provost and now as President, Jim Kelly, who’d served at a number of large, regional Cal State campuses, was “ready to get back to basics.” Initially, that included campus landscaping. “There weren’t any flowers on campus, except some roses,” he said. “I had an old […]

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Collage centennial exhibit on display at Menlo College through mid-December

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Curated by local artist Michael Pauker, A Collage Centennial celebrates what Picasso and Braque invented in 1912, and showcases 11 San Francisco Bay Area artists. Included in the exhibit are works by Menlo Park artists Pauker and Martha Branner. Other artists include Susan Friedman, Peter Foley, Mark Garrett, Inge Infante, Janet Jones, Josie Lorca, Julia Nelson-Gal, […]

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