Increasing Diversity Among Students

President James Kelly with (left to right) Yoko Sakae, owner and founder of Sakae Institute of Study Abroad (SISA), Emi Tokubuchi, Director of External Affairs at SISA, and Chika Maruta, Counselor at SISA.

November 14, 2011

Menlo College President James J. Kelly concluded a trip to Tokyo, Japan, last week—the latest in a series of international visits, which also included Brazil, China, and Germany. During these trips he met with the college's alumni, prospective students, and over a hundred recruiters from 40 different countries.

“I am trying to increase the percentage of international students on campus,” said President Kelly. “I believe that a broadly diverse student body enriches the learning environment. I am proud to belong to an academic community that historically has embraced diversity and is steadfast about this ideal.”

International students representing 26 countries comprise 12% of Menlo's student body—making it one of the most diverse colleges in the US.

To learn more about the diversity of Menlo College, view the Institutional Statistics.