Ken Leong, New Accounting Professor

Kenneth K. O. Leong has joined Menlo College's full-time Accounting faculty. He was born in Hawai'i and previously taught at San Francisco State University and the University of Colorado.

Leong is interested in corporate performance evaluation, and in particular the use of economic value added (EVA) ratios in assessing company worth. EVA differs from standard earnings calculations in its inclusion of both operating costs and capital costs. This is the topic of Leong's latest work, which he will present this October in New York to the International Financial Management Association.

Leong will work with the administration and other faculty to develop the Accounting curriculum. His focus will be intermediate accounting courses, teaching students to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). He is enthusiastic about his new role.

“Nothing makes me happier than to help freshmen develop and be productive. Menlo is a place where you can do that.

“Menlo College has a well-formulated, focused strategy to be a first-rate business school. [Coming to Menlo] is like a dream come true.”

In addition to his job as a professor, Leong will also be the advisor for the Menlo College Asian Club, a student organization that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the College's community