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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 with starting the genre of “Business Bullet Books.” His most recent book is titled Navigating Tweets, Feats and Deletes. He is a frequent speaker on workplace issues and hosts a weekend radio show on KCBS called “In the Workplace.”

Menlo College Trustee Geir Ramleth ’87, chair of the presidential search committee said: “Moran brings a very current perspective to Menlo’s time-honored legacy as an institution of business education. His instinctive understanding of the modern workplace and his ties to Silicon Valley will be a valuable asset in our partnership with the business community. [He brings a] creative and innovative approach in identifying trends and norms in the workforce…”

Moran earned an A.B. at Rutgers College, M.S. at Indiana University, and Ph.D. at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. He was a partner at Venrock and at Accenture. In the public sector, he has applied his organizational expertise as Chairman of the Board for Golden Gate University; the Board of Regents at Saint Ignatius Prep; The Steinbeck Innovation Foundation; and Project Open Hand in San Francisco.

Moran serves on boards of the Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Association of Corporate Directors, Silicon Valley Chapter, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee at the Noyce Foundation, and he is a member of the policy-making group that coordinates the Domain Name System and Internet Protocol addresses. .

“I could not be happier in assuming the mantle of President at Menlo College,” Moran said in a statement.  “It is a Silicon Valley jewel, and I welcome the opportunity to continue to build a great college.”

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