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Reflecting on our 20th Anniversary Celebration

founders of leadership studiesAs we reflect on our 20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Weekend, we are grateful to an outstanding group of students, alumni, and friends who joined us to celebrate 20 years of leadership studies at K-State! Continue reading “Reflecting on our 20th Anniversary Celebration”

20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Weekend: What To Expect

What to expect during our 20th Anniversary and Reunion Weekend: The who, what, when, where, and why of reconnecting with leadership studies!

Kristen JonesJohn F. Kennedy once said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” and I couldn’t agree more. As a sophomore, I have only been involved within the Staley School for a short period of time, but it has already impacted my life immensely; I have been challenged to grow in ways I never expected. K-State and leadership studies have truly become a home for me, and I know it is also considered a home for many of you. As a Staley School of Leadership Studies Ambassador, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you home for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

My name is Kristen Jones, and as Ambassadors, we’re looking forward to serving as hosts for our alumni and friends during our 20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Weekend! When I think of what this weekend entails, here is a sneak peek of what you can expect when you join us on November 10-12th! Continue reading “20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Weekend: What To Expect”

Letter from 20th-Year Engagement Initiative Committee Member, Whitney Morgan

A Transformational K-State Experience

By: Whitney Morgan (’12)

Whitney Morgan with Dr. Pat Bosco
Whitney receiving the Pat J. Bosco Outstanding Leadership Studies Graduating Senior Award in 2012

As a current English teacher in Kansas City, Kansas, I have been enjoying the additional time for reflection that summer brings. With the Staley School of Leadership Studies (SSLS) celebrating its 20th year, many of these reflections have been on my own undergraduate experience and engagement in the Staley School. My name is Whitney Morgan, and I am a Nonprofit Leadership Studies minor, class of 2012. When asked to serve on a committee for the School’s 20th Year Engagement Initiative, there was no question that I wanted to give back to a program that gave so much to me.
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Letter from 20th-Year Engagement Initiative Committee Member, Aubrey Abbott Patterson

Members of the first graduating class pose with the Staley School’s founders at Spirit of Leadership, where Bob and Susan were honored in 2012. From left to right: Aaron Otto, Casey Carlson, Dr. Susan M. Scott, Dr. Bob Shoop, and Aubrey Abbott Patterson.

Our Story: From Humble Beginnings to a Thriving Program

By: Aubrey Abbott Patterson (’98)

When I think about why I support the Staley School of Leadership Studies, I can’t help but think back to my time at K-State — when the program itself was still an idea, a vision of what could be. Continue reading “Letter from 20th-Year Engagement Initiative Committee Member, Aubrey Abbott Patterson”

Support the “Leadership for Life” 20th Anniversary Engagement Initiative

A Message from the Chair of the Engagement Initiative, Casey Carlson:

My name is Casey Carlson (Leadership Studies minor, class of 1998). I am an alumna and fervent supporter of the Staley School of Leadership Studies, and I am honored to serve as the chair of the School’s 20th year Engagement Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to demonstrate the support that our alumni and friends have for the work of the Staley School. On behalf of my family and the School, I ask you to ENGAGE. Continue reading “Support the “Leadership for Life” 20th Anniversary Engagement Initiative”

Alumni Video Chat on Continued Leadership Development

Wildcats Leadership for Life, the Staley School’s alumni network, are excited to offer continued leadership development to all Staley School alumni and friends! Join us for our next professional development event on March 8th, featuring K-State alumnus Amanda Cebula of the Kansas Leadership Center. Learn more here: bit.ly/kstateYLE!

To join the video chat, use this link on March 8th: https://yle.adobeconnect.com/wlfl/

Leadership for Life: Celebrating 20 Years of Leadership Studies


2017 marks the 20th year of leadership studies at Kansas State University!

Since 1997, we have engaged with students in ways that help develop and cultivate their leadership capacity. All who have been involved with us throughout our first 20 years have helped make up our foundation, and in this celebratory year, we’re looking to connect with more alumni, supporters, and friends!

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Spirit of Leadership 2016: Leading Change Locally and Globally

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Last fall, the Staley School of Leadership Studies celebrated “Leading Change” at its annual alumni and friends gathering, the Spirit of Leadership, which took place September 16. Following the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders hosted on our campus this summer, we celebrated leadership occurring both locally and globally. Continue reading “Spirit of Leadership 2016: Leading Change Locally and Globally”

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