Kummer Institute

One year later, $300 million gift from June and Fred Kummer yielding big results

Posted by on October 6, 2021

Fred and June Kummer discuss their transformative $300 million gift to Missouri S&T in this October 2020 video. When the couple behind the world’s largest builder of hospitals announced their donation of $300 million to Missouri S&T last October, Chancellor Mo Dehghani called the gift “transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state.” One […]

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$423 million in gifts and record fundraising year conclude S&T’s Rolla Rising campaign

Posted by on September 30, 2021

A multiyear fundraising initiative, Rolla Rising: The Campaign for Missouri University of Science and Technology, began in 2016 with a $150 million funding goal and ended June 30, 2021, with a record-breaking $423.4 million in gifts, Joan Nesbitt, vice chancellor of University Advancement at Missouri S&T, announced today (Thursday, Sept. 30).

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Missouri S&T attains record enrollment for underrepresented minorities

Posted by on September 22, 2021

The official fall 2021 enrollment at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recorded at the end of the semester’s fourth week, includes a record percentage of underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented minority students make up 12.3% of the first-year-student enrollment, which is an all-time high. 

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Former Georgia Tech president named chair of Kummer Institute Foundation Board

Posted by on August 31, 2021

Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, president emeritus of Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named chair of The Kummer Institute Foundation Board of Directors at Missouri S&T. Board members unanimously elected Peterson during their meeting Wednesday, Aug. 11. He succeeds the late Fred Kummer, the organization’s founding chair, who died April 30 at age 92. In […]

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Northcut named vice provost of academic support

Posted by on August 18, 2021

Dr. Kathryn Northcut, professor of English and technical communication, has been named vice provost of academic support at Missouri S&T, effective Thursday, Sept. 1. She has served as interim vice provost since February 2020. As vice provost of academic support, Northcut oversees the programs and services designed to support learning and improve retention and graduation rates.

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S&T names director of new Kummer Center for STEM Education

Posted by on July 21, 2021

Courtney Jones, a former high school principal in Arkansas and most recently an educator in Jefferson City, Missouri, has been appointed as the founding director of the Kummer Center for STEM Education at Missouri S&T.

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Transitions: Colin Potts becomes provost, Stephen Roberts leads Kummer Institute

Posted by on May 31, 2021

Effective Tuesday, June 1, Dr. Colin Potts becomes Missouri S&T’s provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs. Potts joins S&T from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as vice provost for undergraduate education for the past nine years. He succeeds Dr. Stephen Roberts, who served as interim provost for nearly two years and […]

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Roberts appointed chief operating officer for Missouri S&T’s Kummer Institute

Posted by on May 24, 2021

Dr. Stephen Roberts has been appointed vice chancellor of strategic initiatives and chief operating officer for the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology effective June 1. Roberts currently serves as interim provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at Missouri S&T and previously was […]

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St. Louis entrepreneur, Missouri S&T benefactor Fred S. Kummer dead at 92

Posted by on May 1, 2021

Fred S. Kummer, a Missouri S&T graduate who built his general-contracting business into the world’s largest design-build firm for health care and financial facilities, died Friday, April 30, 2021, in St. Louis. He was 92. Kummer and his wife June donated $300 million to Missouri S&T last fall to establish the Kummer Institute for Student […]

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Gary Havener makes $6 million dual-purpose contribution to Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 22, 2021

Missouri S&T alumnus Gary Havener recently committed $6 million to Missouri S&T to support the university’s new Arrival District and to establish the Gary W. Havener Endowed Chair in Mathematics and Statistics.

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