Drury Class of 1964
Year of Election as Trustee: 1986
Kenneth Carter, retired chairman of Commerce Bank in Springfield. He is very active in civic affairs. Previous board positions or organizational memberships include Community Foundation of the Ozarks (past chairman), Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (past chairman), Springfield Business and Development Corporation (past president), Partnership Industrial Center Administrative Council (past president), Cox Medical Center (past president), Family Achievement Academy (past chairman), Ozarks Public Television (past chairman), Young Presidents' Organization, Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, United Way of the Ozarks, Cancer Crusade, Ozarks Council Boy Scouts, Greene County Planning and Zoning Commission, Junior Achievement, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri, Missouri Council on Economic Education and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield. While a student at Drury, Ken was active in Lambda Chi Alpha. He serves on the Honorary Degree, Audit, and Campus Operations & Sustainabilty committees of Drury's Board of Trustees. His children are Scott and Kelly (Drury Class of '95). He is married to Pat.