About the College

The establishment of the Kummer College was made possible by the transformative $300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer, a 1955 graduate of S&T. His vision of a collaborative spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation empowering future leaders to rise to new challenges led to the founding of the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development.  The Kummer Institute executes on its mission by working in three critical areas: increasing opportunities across the university by elevating S&T among academic communities, elected officials, and current and potential faculty, staff,  students and industry partners; conducting broad STEM outreach; and fostering economic development. 

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The college, made possible by the transformative $300 million gift from June and the late Fred Kummer, a Missouri S&T graduate, was officially established July 1, 2022.

We are committed to taking a bold, new approach to preparing our students to solve the most pressing problems of the future. We’ll be building synergies into our educational programs and collaborative research, identifying how to incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into our classes, leverage groundbreaking curricula to create new certificates and degrees, pursue new research opportunities, expand on existing S&T programs and much more.  At the same time, we are equally committed to the exceptional teaching and research for which our three founding departments are known: business and information technology (BIT); economics; and engineering management and systems engineering.

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree through one of our degree programs, I encourage you to explore our departments.  

Finally, without the generous support of donors who believe in the future, we would not be able to build on the momentum that started with a truly transformational gift from June and the late Fred Kummer. To learn more about how you can support the college’s mission to prepare students to address challenges in the future, please contact Kristen Gallagher, executive director of development and strategic engagement, 573-341-6050 or gallagherkr@mst.edu.