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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”

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, Mako Miller

More Than a Program—It’s a Family

Whenever someone mentions the Staley School of Leadership Studies, my face lights up! For me, it truly felt like a second home (and not because SSLS started out as Leadership Studies and Programs in two houses located on Manhattan Avenue). It was my home away from home because it had that family atmosphere. Leadership Studies is where I learned about my abilities and skills as a leader because the faculty and staff knew their students on a deeper level beyond the classroom. Continue reading “Letter from 20th-Year Engagement Initiative Committee Member, Mako Miller”

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”

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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