Welcome to the Alumni Connection!

Your link with the University doesn’t end with your degree. Our alumni are important to us. There are many ways to stay connected. Through sharing your successes with fellow alumni or learning about the path others have taken, you are welcome to be involved. We hope you find what you’re looking for as you navigate this site. With news, announcements and an up-to-date calendar of events, our goal is to keep you in the loop!

Whether you live near or far, this is the place to stay in touch and involved. Please contact us with any questions or feedback you may have. We’d love to hear from you!

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UMKC Alumni and Friends


UMKC has celebrated more than 110,000 students who honed their skills here and proceeded to leave their marks on the world. As graduate alumni, each of you represents the realization of these opportunities. To provide continued opportunities for UMKC graduate students, please consider providing a gift of needed scholarship and financial support to our students.

To donate to the newest SGS fellowship, the MacQuarrie Fund, founded in honor of former dean Ron MacQuarrie, please click here. Choose “School of Graduate Studies” from the Gift Designation drop-down menu, then check the box for the MacQuarrie Graduate Fellowship Endowment Fund. 


Careers – Employers of Recent Doctoral Graduates

Primary Discipline or UnitEmployerPosition
Biological SciencesArizona State UniversityFaculty
Beckloff Associates IncVice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brooklyn Hospital CenterSurgical Resident
CelgeneRegional Medical Liaison Officer
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceFaculty
UMKC Medical SchoolResearch Scientist
University of Florida Medical SchoolFaculty
University of Missouri-St LouisLicensing Associate
University of Southern California Medical SchoolFaculty
University of Texas Southwestern MedicalResearch Associate
Washburn UniversityFaculty
Bloch SchoolAbbvie PharmaceuticalsDirector of Global Health
Avilla UniversityDean, School of Professional Studies
Berea CollegeFaculty
Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services Innovation Center, BaltimoreDeputy Group Director
Governing Institute, Washington D.C.Director
Michigan Technological UniversityFaculty
Park UniversityFaculty
State of Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review CommitteeResearch Analyst
University of MemphisFaculty
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeFaculty
ChemistryAerodyneSenior Scientist
California State University-San BernardinoFaculty
Central Missouri State UniversityFaculty
Charleston Southern UniversityFaculty
Endo Pharmaceuticals and U.S. PharmacopeiaSenior Scientist
Incyte CorporationSenior Chemist
Nalco Energy ServicesSenior Chemist
Reliance Industries, IncManager R&D
St Joseph CollegeFaculty
UMKC Dental SchoolPostdoctoral Fellow
William Jewell CollegeFaculty
Computer NetworkingArizone State UniversityFaculty
Chonnam National University, KoreaFaculty
CiscoSenior Software Engineer
ComcastPrincipal Engineer
Cryptography Research, IncSenior Principal Engineer
MicrosoftProgram Manager
Regent UniversityFaculty
Computer ScienceDhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, IndiaFaculty
ConservatoryCentral Conservatory of Music, Beijing, ChinaFaculty
Distinguished Concerts InternationalCo-Founder and Artistic Director
Gardner-Webb UniversityFaculty
Indiana State UniversityFaculty
Missouri Southern State UniversityFaculty
Missouri State UniversityFaculty
Oklahoma Baptist UniversityFaculty
Towson State UniversityFaculty
University of HoustonFaculty
University of MichiganFaculty
University of Nebraska-LincolnFaculty
University of Nebraska-OmahaFaculty
Western Connecticut State UniversityFaculty
EconomicsBemidji State UniversityFaculty
Buffalo State UniversityFaculty
Eastern Oregon UniversityFaculty
Hobart and William Smith CollegeFaculty
Lewis and Clark CollegeFaculty
Mills CollegeFaculty
Northwest Missouri State UniversityFaculty
Park UniversityFaculty
SUNY - CortlandFaculty
SUNY - PotsdamFaculty
United States Department of AgricultureStatistician
University of Hawaii – West OahuFaculty
Wright State UniversityFaculty
XL group in Hartford, CTFaculty
Electrical and Computer EngineeringUMKCFaculty
United Arab Emirates UniversityFaculty
EngineeringBall State UniversityPostdoctoral Associate
Oakridge National LaboratoryResearch Staff
PMA EngineeringSenior Project Manager
Purdue University-CalumentFaculty
University of HoustonFaculty
Western Michigan UniversityFaculty
EnglishBenedictine CollegeFaculty
Kansas City Art InstituteFaculty
Missouri State UniversityFaculty
Missouri Western UniversityFaculty
Rockhurst UniversityFaculty
Texas Southern UniversityFaculty
University of Missouri-St LouisFaculty
Western Carolina UniversityFaculty
GeosciencesAfrican Regional Center for Space Science and Technology EducationHead, Space Outreach Program
Clay County Assessor OfficeGIS Manager
Mission Geoscience, IncVice President and Principal Hydrogeologist
National Space and Research AgencyHead, Hazards and Environmental Management Division
University of Texas-San AntonioFaculty
Mathematics and StatisticsH&R BlockLead Statistician
Metropolitan Community CollegesDirector of Career Education
Park UniversityFaculty
University of St MaryFaculty
Oral and Craniofacial SciencesBaylor College of DentistryFaculty
East Carolina University School of DentistryFaculty
Kansas City Kansas Community CollegeDean, Mathematics, Science and Computer Technology
Regeneron PharmaceuticalsScientist
University of MichiganFaculty
University of Nebraska-LincolnFaculty
Vira Cor – IBT LaboratoriesLaboratory Supervisor
PharmacyCelera Genomics, IncScientist
Food and Drug AdministrationScientist
Howard UniversityFaculty
Merck and CompanySenior Research Chemist
Pharmaceutical Product DevelopmentPharmacolineticist
RAR PharmaceuticalsFormulation Scientist
University of MississippiFaculty
University of ToledoFaculty
Vertex PharmaceuticalsScientist
Vertex PharmaceuticalsClinical Pharmacologist
Wyeth-Ayerst LaboratoriesAssistant Research Scientist
PhysicsCGG Veritas IncSeismic Imager
Weslin CollegeFaculty
PsychologyCollege of New JerseyFaculty
Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical CenterPsychologist
Lakewood Counseling ServicePsychologist
Michael DeBakey VA Medical CenterPsychologist
Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterClinical Fellow
University of Kansas Medical CenterFaculty
University of Michigan Medical SchoolFaculty
U.S. Air ForcePost-doctoral Fellow
Via Christi HospitalClinical Psychologist
School of EducationBlue Springs School DistrictPrincipal, 5-9
Doniphan School DistrictPrincipal, K-8
Lafayette County School DistrictSuperintendent
Liberty School DistrictElementary School Principal
Liberty School DistrictHigh School Principal
Metropolitan Community CollegeFaculty
North Kansas City School DistrictElementary School Principal
Northwest Missouri State UniversityFaculty
Park Hill School DistrictHigh School English Teacher
University of Central MissouriFaculty
Warrensburg School DistrictChief Financial Officer
School of NursingCalifornia State University-Dominguez HillsFaculty
Children’s Mercy Hospital and ClinicsExecutive Vice President
Missouri Western UniversityFaculty
University of Missouri Sinclair School of NursingFaculty
Social WorkPark UniversityFaculty
Software ArchitectureNational Electronics and Computer Technology Center, ThailandProgram Director
Pusan National University, KoreaFaculty
Telecommunication and Computer NetworkingChina Mobile USA R&D CenterSenior Researcher
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi ArabiaFaculty
Openwave MobilitySolutions Director
Telecommunication NetworkingGeorgia State UniversityFaculty
Investment Technology Group, IncSenior Researcher
Microsoft, IncSoftware Engineer
SprintTelecom Design Engineer
Tarleton State UniversityFaculty
Technicolor – Research and Innovation Center, Paris, FranceSenior Research Scientist
Transaction Network ServicesNetwork Architect
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterFaculty
VerizonSystems and Technology Architect