Co-Founder and President of Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine | Director since 2023
John L. Hummer is co-founder, executive board director and president of Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), Las Cruces, NM. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Kansas State University under a United States Army scholarship and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Kansas. Mr. Hummer has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the private, investor owned, hospital industry as well as academic teaching hospitals and medical schools. He has developed, expanded, and led major hospitals in Las Vegas, NV, Washington, DC, New Orleans, LA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., and Las Cruces, NM. He is a past board member of The Federation of American Hospitals. In addition to BCOM, Mr. Hummer was the co-founder of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Mr. Hummer was recruited to Las Cruces in July of 2000 to develop and lead Las Cruces’ second hospital, MountainView Regional Medical Center. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Borderplex Alliance, and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) and past chairman of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership. He is also a past president of The Rio Grande Rotary Club. For his leadership and contributions to the community, Mr. Hummer is a two-time recipient of the Citizen of the Year award by the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. His past service to the State of New Mexico includes 6 years as Transportation Commissioner, District One, under the Richardson Administration and a member of the Military Base Realignment Commission.
Deciding to make Las Cruces their permanent home, John and his wife, Amy, acquired the largest full service real estate company in Las Cruces, NM -Steinborn Inc. Real Estate, offering residential, commercial, property management, development, and consulting services of which Amy is the Owner and President. Mr. Hummer has been a director of WestStar since 2023.