Presidential Transition Announced

The president of Menlo College, Dr. G. Timothy Haight, will step down from the presidency effective December 31, 2010. The Board of Trustees has selected Dr. James Kelly to serve as the new president to continue Menlo College's upward trajectory. Dr. Kelly has served as provost and executive vice president of the College since March 2007. He has worked closely with President Haight in carrying out Menlo's mission and commitment to regaining its reputation as a premier, nationally recognized business college.

Dr. Haight became president of Menlo College in December 2006. Upon his arrival, he was charged with the turnaround of an academic institution that had been ranked years earlier by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best small business schools in the nation. Under his leadership, President Haight's numerous accomplishments have led to the College's solid foundation as Silicon Valley's Business School as indicated by its growth, regional connections, financial stability and The Princeton Review's acknowledgement of Menlo College for two consecutive years as one of its “Best in the West.”

Members of the Board of Trustees of Menlo College continue to acknowledge Dr. Haight's many accomplishments as president and have expressed their gratitude. In a statement to the Menlo College community, Board Chair Dr. Julie Filizetti recognized his service, saying, “We are deeply grateful to President Haight for his leadership during this time of transition and growth for Menlo College. He successfully dealt with a number of significant challenges when assuming his role as president, and has worked with the faculty and staff to improve our enrollment, grow the business program and make sure we are in a much stronger position academically, financially and with our accreditation agencies.”

“We owe a great deal of our success to President Haight,” stated Dr. Filizetti. “We wish him the best, and know he will always be a part of our Menlo family.”