Grande Hamilton Lum Named as Menlo College Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Grande Hamilton Lum

Atherton, CA – May 21, 2018 – Menlo College President Steven Weiner has named Grande Lum as Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost.

At the conclusion of an international search, Grande Lum was selected as Vice President & Provost, effective June 18, 2018. “As an institution of higher education, the chief academic officer is of paramount importance to our success,” said President Weiner. “And Grande’s experience and attributes combined to make him a uniquely compelling candidate.”

Grande Lum brings to Menlo academic program, private business, and government experience. Most recently he was the founding director of Ohio State University’s Divided Community Project. Prior roles include Director of the Community Relations Service at the U.S. Department of Justice; Director of the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone Program; Director of the University of California, Hastings College of Law’s Center for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution; founder of two companies and an online start-up.

Grande Lum has taught and written extensively on dispute resolution, with much of it connected to business and psychological theory. A Bay Area native, Grande completed his undergraduate education at the University of California Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He subsequently obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. In addition to Ohio State and Hastings, he has also taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, the University of Cologne, and Dominican University.

On joining the College, Mr. Lum stated, “I am thrilled to be joining Menlo College. The students and innovative mission drew me in. I especially look forward to working with the faculty as I appreciate their critical contribution to Menlo’s success.”