July 8, 2014:
The Menlo College Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Richard A. Moran as the tenth president of Menlo College. Moran, CEO of Accretive Solutions, is a Silicon Valley leader in business and education. As a consultant and operating executive, he is an evangelist for organizational effectiveness. He has authored seven books and is credited with starting the genre of "Business Bullet Books." His most recent book is titled "Navigating Tweets, Feats and Deletes." He is a frequent speaker on workplace issues and hosts a weekend radio show on KCBS called "In the Workplace.”
Menlo College Trustee Geir Ramleth ’87, chair of the presidential search committee said, “Moran brings a very current perspective to Menlo's time-honored legacy as an institution of business education. His instinctive understanding of the modern workplace and his ties to Silicon Valley will be a valuable asset in our partnership with the business community. His creative and innovative approach in identifying trends and norms in the workforce will emphasize that our business curriculum is state of the art.”
He earned an A.B. at Rutgers College, M.S. at Indiana University, and Ph.D. at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. Moran was a Partner at Venrock, and at Accenture. In the public sector, he has applied his organizational expertise as Chairman of the Board for Golden Gate University; the Board of Regents at Saint Ignatius Prep; the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation; and Project Open Hand in San Francisco.
Moran serves on boards of the Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Association of Corporate Directors, Silicon Valley Chapter, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee at the Noyce Foundation, and a member of the policy-making group that coordinates the Domain Name System and Internet Protocol addresses.
He has been featured on NPR, in Fast Company, and is a columnist for wine country newspapers. He is a regular contributor as an Influencer on LinkedIn. He and his wife Carol Gilbaugh Moran have four children.
Moran stated, “I could not be happier in assuming the mantle of President at Menlo College. It is a Silicon Valley jewel and I welcome the opportunity to continue to build a great college." Moran begins his position in September 2014.
Shipley, whose connection with the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum goes back to 1973, has served as the Director of the Museum Operations since 2008. In his almost forty years as a member he has served as president, vice-president, and trustee and has conceived, developed, organized, and overseen many programs and projects. His contributions include the creation of two publications, Images of the Past (1997) and Images of the Past II (2005) which helped the association reach important fundraising goals. Images II won the 2005 Annual Publication Award given by Historical Societies of New Jersey for “Distinguished Achievement for the Publication of a Book.”
Andrea Hollander Budy Class of 1964 was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1947 (of American parents), raised in Colorado, Texas, New York, and New Jersey. A 1964 graduate of Rahway High School, Andrea received her education at Boston University and the University of Colorado.
Since 1977 she has lived in the Ozark Mountains near Mountain View, Arkansas, in a house her husband, Todd, designed and built. Together with their now-grown son, Brooke, they restored and worked as owner-innkeepers of the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast for fifteen years. Since 1991 Budy has been the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Her full-length poetry collections are Woman in the Painting, The Other Life, and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Other awards include the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize for memoir, the Runes Poetry Prize, the Ellipsis Poetry Award, the Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, the WORDS Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the Bread Loaf and Wesleyan Writers’ Conferences.
Budy has published more than 200 poems and essays in such literary journals as Crazyhorse, DoubleTake, FIELD, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and Sou’wester, which published a special feature on Budy, including an interview, in its spring 2003 issue.
Her work also appears in more than 30 anthologies and textbooks, including Writing Poems; Three Genres: The Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama; The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses; Conversation Pieces: Poems That Talk to Other Poems; and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.
She has given more than 100 readings, lectures, and workshops to audiences of all ages at public and private schools, cultural centers, and libraries, including the New York Public Library, New Hampshire Arts Cooperative, Vassar College, Arizona Western College, University of Arkansas, Shorter College, Texas A& M, College of Charleston, Furman University, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and Suffolk University.
Budy has served as Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah; the University of Burgundy (France); the University of Sussex (England); and St Bede’s School (England).
She has also taught at writers’ conferences, workshops, and institutes, including the White River Writers’ Workshop, which she directed; the Oklahoma Arts Institute; the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference; and Poetry OtherWise at Emerson College in England.
She has been interviewed on National Public Radio, and her work has been featured by Garrison Keillor on his radio program, The Writer’s Almanac, and by former United States Poet Laureates Billy Collins in his Poetry 180 Internet course for high school students, Rita Dove in her Washington Post column, "Poet’s Choice," and Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column, "American Life in Poetry.
Dr. Gil Herer (RHS Class of 1949), Founder and Senior Global Clinical Advisor to the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing program, was given the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Herer was presented with the award to honor his direct humanitarian contribution to society in the realm of hearing and specifically for his contribution to the hearing needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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