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UCM Foundation

Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8000
Toll Free: 866.752.7257


Meet Jesse West

Jesse West, a native of Warrensburg, is the regional president for Union Bank & Trust Company in Johnson County, Kan. Prior to that position, he was senior vice president of commercial lending at First National Bank of Kansas in Overland Park.He started his career in banking in 1983 at UMB Bank in Kansas City, where he served in various capacities.

Jesse graduated from UCM in 1987 with a BS in business administration, finance and management. Outside of work, he volunteers with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and has served as president of the UCM Alumni Association Board of Directors. Jesse and his wife, Jennifer, have three daughters: Rachel, Haley and Olivia.

Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $20,000 for social work senior scholarship
  • $11,054 for Mules Golf
  • $14,762 to KMOS
  • $450,000 charitable gift annuity to benefit art department
  • $15,275 in-kind gift for art department
  • $10,000 for Mules Baseball
  • $10,701 for GA Athletic Training
  • $12,000 to Wrestling Practice Room Construction
  • $33,300 to female agriculture scholarship