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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Staley School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University
257 Leadership Studies Building
1300 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6542 fax

Summer Building Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday - Sunday


28 May, Memorial Day
4 July, Independence Day

Radina's Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Saturday - Sunday

2 - 6 July

Nonprofit Focus

The nonprofit focus provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience that will prepare them for leadership in today’s rapidly growing nonprofit sector. Students will complete a 150-hour internship, and attend a professional conference. At the completion of the minor, students will receive a nonprofit leadership designation on their transcript.

Click here for a full PDF about the minor. 

Required Elective Courses
  • LEAD 420  Theories of Nonprofit Leadership 3 credit hours
  • LEAD 499  Internship Seminar 3 credit hours

Other Requirements:

  • Attendance at a professional conference.
  • Completion of 150 hours of internship experience in nonprofit organizations.


Purpose of the nonprofit focus

  • Get one-to-one support, career development, and mentoring by faculty and community nonprofit professionals.
  • Network with and gain special access to prospective employers at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Receive opportunities to practice nonprofit roles through internships, co-curricular activities, community service, and professional development events.
  • Acquire references and referrals from organization and agency executive directors, advisory board members, and community leaders.

For more information on completing the nonprofit focus, contact:

Dr. Chance Lee