Menlo College Names Steven Weiner as Acting President

Steven Weiner

Atherton, CA – December 8, 2017 – The Menlo College Board of Trustees has named Steven Weiner to serve as acting president of the College as of December 11, 2017. Former acting president Geir Ramleth will continue to serve as the Board chair. The process to determine the next president of the College is already underway.
Weiner has served Menlo College as executive vice president since January 2013. His broad responsibilities for the College over this five-year period have included oversight of athletics, admissions, communications, facilities, finance IT, HR, legal, student affairs, and more. After he obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago, Weiner launched his career at that institution. He spent 16 years as an employee of the University of Chicago, the last 8 of which were in the role of associate dean and principal business officer of the medical school.

Weiner left Chicago to assume the management of a consulting practice in the Bay Area. He continued in that capacity for ten years, first as a vice president and division manager for SAIC, and then in a similar role for First Consulting Group. In 2006, he became a co- founder of an open source medical software start-up company, which was sold just prior to his return to higher education at Menlo College.

“We are confident that Steven Weiner’s experience and knowledge of Menlo College and its constituencies, as well as his leadership and insight, will contribute steadiness and positive direction to this transition period,” said Geir Ramleth, chair of the Menlo College Board of Trustees. “We are grateful to Steven for his dedication to Menlo and his willingness to serve.”

The Search for the 11th President

The Board’s objective remains to find a president who is prepared to embrace the very special mission of Menlo College, and to serve as a role model for students, faculty, and staff. Such an individual will possess enormous patience, tact, and insight, as well as an ability to respond to Menlo’s incredibly dynamic environment with intelligence, compassion, and calm.

In his role as chair of the Menlo College Governance Committee, Micah Kane ‘91 is leading
the effort to identify candidates. “There is great anticipation on the Menlo College campus as we look forward to the arrival of a new president to continue the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Menlo’s founding, and the vital work ahead as we work to ensure that the College has even more to celebrate on the occasion of its centennial, in 2027,” said Kane.

The goal remains to have new leadership in place by the start of the 2018-19 academic year.