A photo of Paul Odu speaking in front of a crowd in Jesse Hall.

Paul Odu speaks at the announcement in Jesse Hall of a $25 million gift by Rich and Nancy Kinder and the Kinder Foundation to the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

Last week, we celebrated an incredible $25 million gift to the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy from Rich and Nancy Kinder and the Kinder Foundation – bringing their total contribution to $60 million.  Hall of a $25 million gift by Rich and Nancy Kinder and the Kinder Foundation to the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

One speaker at the announcement was Paul Odu, a senior from Kansas City, who learned the day before that he was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. In December, Paul will receive degrees in economics and constitutional democracy and has participated in numerous Kinder programs, including the Society of Fellows and off-campus opportunities in Washington, D.C. and Oxford, England. 

In his remarks, Paul shared how – as a son of first-generation Nigerian immigrants – the Kinder Institute helped open doors he never thought possible. Thanks to Rich and Nancy’s continuing generosity, the resources available to students like Paul are among the best anywhere. 

— Mun 


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