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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

  • $5,000 for chemistry scholarship
  • $5,000 for agriculture scholarship
  • $10,000 for athletics
  • $518,962 estate gift for scholarships
  • $10,000 for Les Wrestles MS Challenge
  • $25,615 for automotive studies
  • $30,000 to KMOS
  • $25,000 for CIS scholarships