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UCM Foundation

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

  • $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