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.

We are not only the university’s newest college – we were established July 1, 2022 – but a new type of college. A hybrid college that integrates faculty and practitioners; one filled with explorers, learners and doers.  You are invited to join the adventure.

Throughout the Kummer College you will meet connectors, integrators and co-creators forging bonds between the deep domain expertise across S&T and real-world challenges. And you will meet experimenters testing new approaches to collaborating, to creating, to teaching and learning, and to transforming new discoveries into societal impact. Throughout the college you will meet the students we are preparing to be the leaders of the future. Entrepreneurs who will drive positive change by harnessing the power of technology to create value. Systems thinkers capable of connecting micro elements to macro outcomes.

If you envision yourself in that future, as a student or a faculty member, I encourage you to explore our departments.  

Finally, thank you to our donors. Without their generous support, 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, please contact the Kummer Institute, at 573-341-6103 or ki@mst.edu

Very sincerely,
Tim Faley, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost and Dean 
Kummer College