Fellow Roos,

Welcome to the online home of the UMKC Alumni Association. It’s an honor to represent the more than 120,000 graduates of this university.

Your relationship to UMKC is a lifelong one, and the Alumni Association Governing Board and I hope you will stay involved. Whether you want to reconnect with fellow classmates, support current students, network or just stay on top of what’s happening at UMKC or your school or college, you’ll find those connections here. This fall, we’re debuting more volunteer opportunities to mentor students and new resources for career and professional development on this website, so stay tuned.

I’ve spent most of my career here in Kansas City, where I’m the chief operating officer and incoming CEO at McCownGordon Construction. I know how valuable UMKC is to the region both as a graduate of the Bloch School and as someone involved in the business and civic community in Kansas City.

We’ve been so fortunate to have strong leadership at UMKC’s helm, and in the last 10 years, the pride in what this university means to the city and state has grown tremendously. The UMKC brand is strong, the momentum and buzz in the region around our alma mater is palpable, and it’s really a great time to be a Roo.

Keep in touch, stay connected, and go Roos!

Ramin R. Cherafat (MBA ’02)
President, UMKC Alumni Association