News and Publications

Want to find out what’s going on at Menlo?  Read our latest headlines to learn about recent activities of our president, students, faculty and alumni.

If you are a journalist, or member of the media, and are looking for information on Menlo College, we’ve compiled a short list of press releases, photos, information on our faculty and student body and more. Not finding the information you’re looking for? Contact the Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing at 650.543.3901.



Menlo College was established in 1927. It is a private, non-profit, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California.

In the Heart of Silicon Valley

Menlo College’s location in Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, has enabled the college to create a valuable market niche for itself locally — as well as globally.


Menlo College’s Mission is to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based, business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation.


  • Four straight years as one of The Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” Colleges
  • One of US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” in 2013
  • NAIA Five Star Champions of Character Award
  • AACSB Accreditation – only the top 5% of business colleges receive this accreditation

Our President


Recent Press

Start-up Soundings

Fields of Study

Accounting | Economics | Entrepreneurship | Finance | Human Resource Management | Individually Designed Major | International Management | Management | Management Information Systems | Marketing | Marketing Communications | Media Management | Pre-Law | Psychology | Real Estate | Sports Management


15 intercollegiate sports, member NAIA

At a Glance

Enrollment: 750
Average Class Size: 19
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Ethnicity of Students

Black/African American: 7%
Asian/Filipino: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 4%
White: 44%
Two or More Races: 7%

Students by Geographic Origin

California: 63%
Out-of-State: 20%
International: 17%

States Represented: 23
Countries Represented: 30
Area: 40 acres

News Releases

News Release Archives 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012





Faculty Experts

To locate a faculty expert, please contact Darcy Blake, Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, at

Representative External Speakers on the Menlo College Campus

Divya Nag ’14, Cofounder, Stem Cell Theranostics and StartX Med
Keynote Speaker, Academic Success Celebration

Jed York, NFL Sports Leader, CEO San Francisco 49ers
Keynote Speaker, Commencement

Guy Kawasaki, Venture Capitalist, Best-Selling Author,
Keynote Speaker, Commencement

Alan Salzman, Co-founder/CEO, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Keynote Speaker, Commencement

Saeed Amidi, Founder/CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center
Keynote Speaker, SBA Day

Dr. Jane Shaw, Chair of the Board, Intel Corporation
Keynote Speaker, Commencement

Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of Television, Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
Keynote speaker, Career Conference Day

Gary Kremen, Founder of, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Investor,
Speaker, Executive Speaker Series

Dr. Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
Keynote Speaker, Career Conference Day

Steve Westly, Founder, The Westly Group, a venture capital firm specializing in green technology
Keynote Speaker, Commencement

Richard Li, Internationally Renowned Media Executive and Technology Innovator
Keynote Speaker, Commencement

Photo Collection

The Menlo College Photo Collection is managed by the Office of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations, and offers a range of campus, people and event shots from across the institution. Photographs are available free of charge for publications, websites and others, subject to fair use and copyright restrictions required by Menlo College.

High-Resolution Files

These low-resolution versions of Menlo College photographs are available for immediate download from this site. Requests for general purpose photography of Menlo College, its people or facilities should be directed to Menlo College’s Office of Communications at: Please allow a minimum of three business days to process your request.

Copyright and Usage

All photos should be credited to: Menlo College, unless otherwise noted.

Style Guide

Style Guide Font for Menlo College: Goudy Old Style CAPS
Font for Menlo College: Myriad Pro Condensed or Regular for other text
PMS color for print logo: PMS 295 blue, CMYK C85M68Y34K17, RGB R57G81B115, Web R39G51B73

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Green Menlo

  • Zipcars are available on campus.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are available on campus.
  • Sustainability Task Force

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General Information

Menlo College Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Darcy Blake, Director
650.543.3901 phone
650.543.4102 fax
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027 USA

Published twice a year, Advantage Magazine features events from campus, the sports field and the diverse network of Menlo alumni around the world. Regular features include news from the president and trustees, faculty, alumni, sports teams and student government.

Advantage Magazine

Published twice a year, Advantage Magazine features events from campus, the sports field and the diverse network of Menlo alumni around the world. Regular features include news from the president and trustees, faculty, alumni, sports teams and student government.

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Spring 2015

Menlo Advantage Spring 2015 Just Published!

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Take a look at the Spring 2015 issue of the Menlo Advantage magazine to see where Menlo College students go to work.

  • Meet the authors at the Author’s Roundtable, get acquainted with our new provost Terri Givens, and visit the past with a story tinged with Olympic Gold about Coach Duvall Hecht.
  • Arjun Devgan ’01 offers sage networking advice, and a section on the new Dean of Academic and Professional Success, Angela Schmiede, includes descriptions of the programs that enable our students to be successful while they’re at Menlo, and beyond.
  • For samples of professional opportunities, read about four students’ internships, and the incredible community service made possible by VITA’s third year at Menlo. Discover how community outreach students became representatives at CPA Day in Sacramento, and became valedictorians at Commencement.
  • Check out the pages on Commencement and our keynote speakers Mark Templeton, Citrix CEO, and celebrity Michael Weatherly, Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo in NCIS. You’ll be impressed when you scan our Honors Convocation lineup.

Fall 2014

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There’s plenty of campus news in this issue.

  • Our full coverage of President Richard Moran’s welcome to Menlo College includes an inauguration extravaganza with speeches by Bay Area notables, Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes magazine, and Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts.
  • There’s also coverage of the event at Moran Vineyards in Calistoga, at which the president introduced his family to alumni, faculty and staff. Students won’t want to miss some of President Moran’s takeaways delivered in his Business Bullet Books style.
  • Discover how Enrollment Management has elevated Menlo College to maximum capacity, and how interns are making their mark on Bay Area organizations. Read about our world-class WiFi, a visit from the Irish Technology Leadership Group, our sustainability task force and more!
  • Study the books just published by faculty and issues discussed at the Atherton Town Council Candidate Forum that Menlo College hosted. Don’t forget the photos from Alumni Tailgate, Homecoming and the golf tournament. Admire the 2014 Hall of Fame, and see the new staff in Athletics.
  • Save time for the Honor Roll of Donors who make our great events possible at Menlo College. When you come to your name in the list, please accept our gratitude for all you have done and all you are doing, as President Moran would say, “To make Menlo more Menlo.”

Spring 2014

Menlo College magazine Spring 2014

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Leadership starts here! The online issue of the Spring 2014 Menlo College Advantage is all about honoring our faculty:

  • Read about the AACSB accreditation, and the tributes to President Kelly, Dr. William Walters and Dr. Marilyn Thomas.
  • Catch up on news about the professors!
  • Read about the Intensive English Program accomplishments, and the great progress of the new Internship Program.
  • Learn how our students are trained for leadership in the LeaderShape program. Read about the awards received by student leaders.
  • Marvel over the President’s Medals presented to Tang Wee Sung ’74, John Henry Felix ’49 and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
  • Find out how you can take a trip to Cuba with fellow alumni.
  • Check out the acknowledgements given to the athletics staff.
  • Admire the achievements of Kathy Imwalle and Virginia Spinelli as they prepare to retire.
  • Look at the commencement photos, including one of Bernard Osher receiving an honorary degree, and be sure to read the speech by commencement speaker, John Pritzker.
  • Don’t forget to pre-order your book, “Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times,” by Pamela Gullard!

There’s plenty in this issue that you won’t want to miss! View the Spring 2014 issue.

Fall 2013

Menlo Advantage Fall 2013

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Location, innovation and ovation are the focus of the Fall 2013 issue of the Menlo College Advantage:

  • Read about Emmett Carson, CEO and President of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who was a keynote speaker at SBA Day.
  • Learn about our new internship program and the internship experiences of some our students.
  • Find out about the nitty gritty of starting a Silicon Valley business from Divya Nag ‘14 who transferred from Stanford to Menlo College.
  • Read about Nate Jackson’s latest book, and how Will Lintern is bringing baseball to the UK.
  • Marvel over the incredible gift that John Pritzker ‘76 gave to the Carlos López Scholarship Fund, and check out Bernard Osher’s recent visit to Menlo College, where he received an update on the students who have benefited from the $1,000,000 Osher scholarship funds generously awarded to the college.
  • Check out Warren Baker ‘51 endowed scholarship fund to veterans of the military.
  • Look at our Homecoming Tent event photos and so much more!
  • When it comes to location, alumni will appreciate Intromaps, an interactive alumni map that shows alumni who are in your proximity with the help of a giant, global, online map.

View the Fall 2013 issue.

Previous Issues

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides everything you need to know about our degree programs, course offerings, policies and procedures, academic calendars and more.

2014-2015 (PDF)

2014-15 Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog Archive

“Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times,” by Pamela Gullard. The book sets the history of the college in the milieu of each decade.

through-the-gatesOrder your copy of “Through the Gates” today! You’ll be glad to have this wonderful book.



Menlo College

Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley Legend

Guy KawasakiJoin the Menlo College community on December 7, 2015 from 5:00-6:00pm in the Menlo College Russell Center for a talk with Guy Kawasaki.

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