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UCM Foundation

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


Meet Jim Hatfield

Jim Hatfield of Paradise Valley, Ariz., is the executive vice president and CFO of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company. He graduated from UCM in 1980 with a BSBA in accounting. He also is a 1992 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City with an MBA in finance.

He has more than 32 years of experience in the utility and energy industries and is one of two community experts on the audit committee of the Arizona Board of Regents. He also is vice chair and a member of the executive committee of the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission and serves on the board of St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. James also was an NCAA football official in the Big XII Conference until he retired in 2007.

Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $100 for Campus Cupboard
  • $500 for modern languages
  • $1,000 for Fund for Excellence
  • $77,761 for mathematics scholarship
  • $10,000 for Mules Football Locker Room Project
  • $10,000 for scholarship endowment
  • $20 monthly staff pledge for graphic design scholarship
  • $1,935 gift-in-kind for theatre and dance fund
  • $8,358 stock gift for scholarships
  • $35 online credit card gift for KMOS programming