The Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development is working toward a brighter future locally, throughout the state of Missouri and across the nation.
The business Fred and June Kummer launched in the basement of their suburban St. Louis home was ultimately responsible for the creation of 1,012 hospitals and health care facilities, financial institutions, the Adam’s Mark Hotel chain, a ski and golf resort, and more. Shortly before Fred’s death in 2021, building on their long history of supporting Missouri S&T, where Fred earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1955, the Kummers made a gift that has transformed the university and the communities it serves.
Missouri S&T celebrated its first Kummer Day Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, on the first anniversary of the $300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer.
Inaugural Kummer Vanguard Scholars and Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Fellows discussed their educational experience, and Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani presented his first annual report in what will become a yearly occurrence.