The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University is seeking students for the Staley School Ambassadors.
Ambassadors must be enrolled in the leadership studies minor or the global food systems leadership secondary major. Ambassadors promote the school to current and prospective students at events such as Admitted Wildcat Days, Discover K-State Days and the Majors, Minors and More fair. They also help faculty and staff share the benefits of leadership studies with the community.
In addition to discussing how the leadership studies minor can benefit students, the Ambassadors publicize upcoming programs and special events, provide continual feedback to faculty and staff, and represent student interests and concerns.
“Staley School Ambassadors have the school and its students’ best interests in mind. We know that what we are learning here is invaluable to the diverse and changing world, just like the mission states,” said Regan Zaremba, student president of the Leadership Studies Ambassadors. “We’re looking for passionate, energetic students for this team to work hard and play hard.”
Each year, our faculty and students have the opportunity to travel to places both near and far to present their research and continue diving deeper into their leadership learning. On October 24-27th, a group of faculty and students traveled to the East Coast and attended the annual International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida.
With open arms and friendly faces, Tamara Bauer, leadership studies instructor, and Kait Long, program administrator, were welcomed into the country of Ghana this October. Bauer and Long had the unique opportunity to facilitate adaptive and strength-based leadership training to African leaders working in both the environmental and health-care sectors while deepening their relationship with two of our Kansas State Mandela Washington Fellows graduates: Ruby Goka and Stephen Ofori.
At the Staley School of Leadership Studies, we spend a lot of time exploring the connection between leadership and service. Rather than watching others from the sidelines, we encourage our students and faculty to jump into the game and work together as a team to move the needle on important issues and to make victories.
In 2014, the “Be the Fan” service project was established, forging a meaningful partnership between leadership studies and the Manhattan Special Olympics.
It all began when the summer section of LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts went to cheer on the Manhattan Special Olympics club teams at their softball games. One evening, the opposing team didn’t show up, presenting the perfect opportunity for the students in the stands to jump into the game. Rather than stepping foot onto the field as opponents, they mixed the teams up and played together.