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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.

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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 us at pr@menlo.edu.


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Brand Guidelines

The Menlo College Identity Guide is a guideline to how Menlo College represents itself visually to the community and to the general public. The parameters in this guide are our brand roadmap–helping us to present a common face to the world while giving us the flexibility required to meet many different needs.
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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 cultivates in its students the skills, integrity and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.


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

Our President

Steven Weiner, Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration

Steven A. Weiner
Menlo College President Steven A. Weiner obtained his BS from Northeastern University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Following graduate school, he worked for the University of Chicago for sixteen years, the last eight of which were in the role of Associate Dean and Principal Business Officer at the Pritzker School of Medicine. After Chicago, he spent ten years in the consulting world, first as Vice President & Division Manager for Science Applications International, and then as Vice President for First Consulting Group. He left First Consulting to co-found an open source medical software start-up company, which he sold just prior to his return to higher education at Menlo College in 2013. When he’s not in his home on the Menlo College campus in Atherton, he can be found tending a small vineyard and way too many olive trees on property he owns in Sonoma County.

Fields of Study

Accounting | Business Analytics | Entrepreneurship | Finance | Human Resource Management | Individually Designed Major | International Management | Management | Marketing | Psychology | Real Estate | Sports Management


16 intercollegiate sports, member NAIA

At a Glance

Enrollment: 793
Average Class Size: 19
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Ethnicity of Students

Black/African American: 7%
Asian/Filipino: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 4%
White: 44%
Two or More Races: 7%

Students by Geographic Origin

California: 58%
Out-of-State: 25%
International: 17%

States Represented: 26
Countries Represented: 35
Area: 40 acres

News Releases

News Release Archives 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012










Faculty Experts

To locate a faculty expert, please contact us at pr@menlo.edu.

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 Match.com, 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: pr@menlo.edu. 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.

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Green Menlo

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

Comments and Suggestions

You may direct any comments or suggestions to pr@menlo.edu.

General Information

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

Diversity and Equity Scholarship

Recent events have brought the persistent challenges of racism, discrimination, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and other issues of inequality and prejudice to the forefront. Many Menlo College faculty have spent years researching and thinking about those issues, generating published books, articles, and stories.

Here, we share a sampling of that work with members of the Menlo College community in order to inform ongoing conversations and help individuals work for change. We support open dialogues and will continue to update this list, as well as to invite you to engage in relevant campus (and online) events.

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Understanding the different forms that prejudice can take and the degree to which it pervades many parts of modern life is crucial to prejudice reduction. Unexamined and unaddressed, mild or unconscious bias can persist and grow, causing significant detrimental effects and the perpetuation of structural inequalities. A recent example of this is the institutional racism laid bare by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Examining and discussing prejudice, in contrast, allows us to confront our own biases and find ways to think and act consistent with our underlying values.

(Menlo College faculty names are in bold)




  • Pamela Gullard. 1996. “Some Say Fire.” Breathe at Every Other Stroke. New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, pp. 4-20.
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Published twice a year, Menlo College 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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Menlo College Magazine

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Winter 2021

Menlo Advantage Magazine Summer 2020

For this issue of the magazine, “Facing Change: The Menlo College Community Describes the Journey,” we asked faculty, students, staff and alumni to be our primary sources. They responded with riveting stories of how they have met the cultural moment and coped with the turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the fallout from the increasing political divides, and the need for social justice.

Summer 2020

Menlo Advantage Magazine Summer 2020

This issue was planned to explore the research, design thinking, and other forms of creativity that are nurtured at Menlo College by faculty, students and staff—both in the classroom and in other aspects of student life. Then a global pandemic and national economic emergency intervened, and the question was raised: should we really be concerned with creativity in a time of worldwide crisis?

But as the crisis unfolded, it became increasingly clear that creativity was the engine that kept us going. At Menlo, faculty and students needed to devise new ways to teach and learn. Staff and administrators needed creative solutions to keep students safe while still providing opportunities for engagement. And everyone in our community needed to concoct new ways to stay connected to friends and loved ones, to take care of themselves, and to find the strength to meet this challenge.

Creativity has helped us all to cope. Baking, crafting, and painting have swept the nation as Americans have sought to channel anxiety into productive energy, finding comfort in the knowledge that amidst all the risk and uncertainty, it is still possible to make and to build, to add something new and beautiful to our world.

But more than that, creativity is courageous. It means refusing to accept things as they are, but instead looking for ways to make things better. It involves challenging assumptions, both your own and those of other people. And for the Menlo community, it means marshalling the collective power of our experience, ingenuity, and unwavering commitment to Menlo’s mission to ignite potential. Together, Menlo’s students, faculty, and staff have found new ways to keep our community strong in the face of these unprecedented challenges. This issue is a tribute to their efforts.

Previous Issues

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

Menlo College Academic Catalog

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“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.


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