Robert Umbaugh 63', of Carlisle, has been awarded the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Umbaugh and his wife, Joyce, established a scholarship at Penn State DuBois more than 20 years ago, and have continued to support campus students in a variety of ways since. An annual lecture on campus is named in honor of the couple. The Umbaugh Lecture brings highly qualified speakers in the fields of science and technology to the campus each year. He is also a past chair of the Penn State DuBois Capital Campaign Committee during the Grand Destiny Campaign, and was honorary chair the For the Future Campaign.
For 15 years, Umbaugh was information systems manager and vice president of Southern California Edison Company. Prior to that, he was vice president of Computer Usage Company, a software development firm.
Umbaugh retired as president of Mission Land Company, and has served as president of Carlisle Consulting Group.
As president and CEO of Mission Land Company of Brea, California, Umbaugh spent his career in development of residential, industrial, and office properties. He was also an adjunct professor of Information Science at Claremont Graduate School.
Umbaugh graduated cum laude from Penn State in 1963 with a bachelor of science degree in education. He attended graduate school at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and is a graduate of the University of Idaho's management program. He has authored 14 books and has been featured in a variety of articles in industry publications including "Fortune", Infosystems", and more. He has lectured in Canada, Brazil, Japan, and Italy.