UMSL Alumni Association Leadership

Kirk Richter

BSBA 1968
President 2015-2017








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Dear alumni,

We are excited to launch a new era in the life of the UMSL Alumni Association. As of July 1, 2015, by virtue of your University of Missouri-St. Louis degree, you are a member of the UMSL Alumni Association.  Instead of annual appeals for membership dues, we want to engage alumni in a much different way.

We want you to be a part of a community where you—

  • use your UMSL connections to link you to other alumni who, like you, share a deep pride in our university
  • share your talents and expertise to help students and other alumni
  • advocate for UMSL
  • enjoy the benefits of our expanded alumni career management resources
  • are a life-long learner and enjoy the cultural and educational programs UMSL and the Association offer, and
  • make a difference for UMSL whether you live near or far.

UMSL and the Alumni Association have closely examined how we connect with and engage our growing alumni population. The university has carefully studied best practices of other universities and our Alumni Association leadership has surveyed alumni associations across the country in an effort to understand how to best engage UMSL alumni in the life and mission of the university.  We have learned a great deal and are excited to move forward with this new membership model.

When we began our study of other alumni associations, it confirmed our belief that our annual operating budget was significantly smaller than other universities of similar alumni population size. We are grateful to UMSL for helping us reach new levels in what we are now able to offer. While we still have much to accomplish to fully offer a robust program for over 90,000 alumni, the progress we have made is significant.  And that is something on which we will continue to build.

We are now partners with Nationwide Insurance, Commerce Bank, GoNext and AHI Travel in delivering exclusive opportunities for our alumni. As you take advantage of the products our partners offer, the Alumni Association receives supplemental revenue that will enhance alumni engagement programs.

The Association has also established the UMSL Alumni Association Endowment with the University of Missouri Board of Curators to provide continuing annual income for alumni engagement programming. In the coming year, we will share more news about the endowment and its potential for our future.

Please visit UMSL Alumni You Belong to activate your membership and discover ways you can benefit and be involved with UMSL and your Alumni Association.

Kirk Richter, BSBA 1968
President, UMSL Alumni Association


University of Missouri-St. Louis Alumni Association

Governing Board Directors and Officers

Officers, Terms Ending June 30, 2017


Kirk Richter, President

St. Louis
BSBA 1968
Former Vice President and Treasurer, Sigma- Aldrich Corporation
Member of Chancellor’s Council, College of Business Leadership Council, College of Business Alumni Chapter, Awards and Recognition Committee. Treasure of Alumni Association 2014-2015. Recipient of the UMSL Distinguished Alumni-1994 and University of Missouri Presidential Citation-1996.

Stacy McMurray, Vice President

St. Louis
BSBA 1990
Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Co-Chair of UMSL Alumni Association By Laws Task Force

Mike Corry, Treasurer

St. Louis
BSBA 1970
Executive Benefits Consultant, Todd Organization. Athletic Leadership Council, Member of UMSL Alumni Association Finance Committee

Norma Barr, Secretary

St. Louis
MEd 1980
Director, Quality Improvement/Risk Management at St. Louis Regional Psychiatric Stabilization CenterChair, UMSL Alumni Association By Laws Task Force, UMSL College of Nursing Leadership Council

Michael Finkes, Immediate Past President

St. Louis
BS 1973, MS 1978
Quality Assurance Specialist, Monsanto (semi-retired)Alumni Association President, 2014-2015.  Served as Second Vice President of UMSL Alumni Association, Student Engagement Committee chair, and continues to serve on the Chemistry Alumni Council  



Terms Ending
June 30, 2017

Sean Hayes

St. Louis
BSEd 2003
Realtor, Hayes Hometown Team
Coldwell Banker Premier Group

Terms Ending
June 30, 2018

Joe Blanner

Eureka, MO
BS 1998
McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, LC.

Terms Ending
June 30, 2019

Mohamed Alrahawan

St. Louis
MEd 2013
University of Missouri High School

Andrea Nelson

St. Louis
BSBA 2000, MBA 2007
Strategic Senior HR Manager
Mars Inc.

Laura Burkemper

St. Louis
BSBA 1990
Director, Corporate Brand Strategy
Express Scripts

Sheena Crompton

St. Louis
BSBA 2012
Training Systems and Government Support Focal

Brian Salmo

St. Louis
BSBA 2006
Assistant General Counsel
LMI Aerospace

Ryan Davis

St. Louis
BSBA 2012
Guidance Consultant
Scott Trade

Anthony D'Agostino

St. Louis
MPPA 2011
Executive Director
Criminal Justice Ministry

Christopher Peoples

St. Louis
BSCiE 2008
CEO Pitzmen's Co. of Surveyors

Aaron Ezell

St. Louis
BSBA 2010
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Timica Emerson

St. Louis
MEd 2012, EdD 2017
Assistant to Medical Center Director
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Linda Brown Reed

St. Louis
BA 1976
United Auto Workers Legal Services

Dave Reifschneider

St. Louis
BSBA 1988
Edward Jones


Mark Reichert

St. Louis
BS 1988, MA 1993
Pretrial Services Officer
Eastern District of Missouri-St. Louis

Ex-Officio Members
Terms Ending
June 30, 2017

Lol Barton

St. Louis
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
UMSL Department of Chemistry
Advisor to the Chemistry Alumni Council
Recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence
Alumni Association Faculty Service and You Make a Difference Awards
Ex-Officio Member

Curt Coonrod

St. Louis
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Ex-Officio Member

Dave Ganz

St. Louis
Dean UMSL College of Business
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Ex-Officio Director

Kathryn Loucks

Festus, MO
Majoe: Biology, anticipated degree May 2018
SGA President