Faculty and Staff Support the U: Healthcare Policy Expert Builds Community the United Way

As a professor in the School of Business Administration, Steven G. Ullmann, Ph.D., propels students on their career paths. As a nationally recognized expert in healthcare policies, Ullmann provides strategic advice and insights on the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly changing industry. And as a donor to United Way of Miami-Dade County for the past 35 years, he is building a stronger and more vibrant community.

“There are so many individuals and families in South Florida who need assistance,” Ullmann says. “In addition to directing some of our giving to the University, my wife Rhonwyn and I believe in financially supporting the United Way’s nonprofit organizations that are trying to fill those essential needs, including food banks for the hungry, health care for children, and services for those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.”

A native of San Francisco, Ullmann taught at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before joining the University of Miami faculty in 1979. Nearly 30 years later, he was honored with the UM President’s Medal for his contributions to the University.

Today, he is Director of the programs in and Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business, which will host its third premier healthcare conference, “The Business of Healthcare: Bending the Cost Curve,” on January 17.

“When Rhonwyn and I came here, we were completing our studies with very limited financial means, yet we shared a common belief in the importance of giving,” says Ullmann, who gives to the University and the community through monthly United Way contributions. “Through the years, I have encouraged others in our University community to donate to United Way at whatever level they can. Even a few dollars can make a big difference in the lives of those in need.”

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