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


Meet Ron Umphenour

Ron Umphenour of Bridgewater, N.J., is the retired executive director of the Strategic Business Development and Acquisitions of Ortho Biotech, a unit of Johnson & Johnson. He graduated from UCM in 1976 with a BS in biology.

Ron enjoyed a 32-year career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health care services sectors at Johnson & Johnson. He led a team of scientists, finance and business development professionals in identifying and pursuing strategic worldwide acquisition and licensing candidates.

Now retired from J&J, Ron is the founder and president of Stewart Mellon, LLC.

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