Staley School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University
103 Leadership Studies Building
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Leadership For Life

What is WLFL?

Wildcats Leadership for Life is a program for Mary Lynn and Warren Staley School of Leadership Studies alumni who want to stay in touch with what is going on in the Staley School, keep informed about upcoming events and programs, and mentor current students in the leadership studies minor.

Mission: To establish a leadership legacy by providing opportunities for alumni connections and engagement that support and develop the Staley School of Leadership Studies' people and programs.

Objectives: Alumni as part of Wildcat Leadership for Life strive to build a legacy to:

  • Uphold and promote the mission of the Staley School of Leadership Studies beyond graduation.
  • Connect to students through mentor, recruitment, and networking programs.
  • Enhance faculty instruction serving as guest lecturers, discussion panelists, and advisors through the use of real time technology.
  • Provide continuing leadership education and development for alumni.
  • Provide networking communities for alumni connection and support across the globe.
  • Keep alumni informed and knowledgeable about the Staley School of Leadership Studies news and updates.
  • Offer events for alumni to connect with students, faculty, and fellow alumni.
  • Serve as a philanthropic outlet to support Kansas State University and the Staley School of Leadership Studies with purpose and value .

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How to Get Involved

There are many opportunities to stay connected and get involved, including:

  • WLFL Alumni Committee
    This committee would help guide the organization in its development especially during the first year. Click here to read position descriptions.
  • Support Leadership Studies
    The Staley School of Leadership Studies was founded in 1997. Since then many programs and student opportunities have developed and as we grow, so does our need. As alumni we would like to support the needs of Leadership Studies. In this spirit, we invite you to make a contribution in some form of 1997 ($19.97, $199.70, $1,997.00) to the Wildcats Leadership for Life fund.
  • Annual Alumni Events
    Come to the Staley School of Leadership Studies signature event, Spirit of Leadership. The fifth annual alumni and friends celebration will be held on Friday, October 14, 2014.
  • Mentoring Program
    Share your time and talents by mentoring current leadership studies students. Click here to learn more about the mentoring program.



Leaders Digest


Letter from Dr. Robert Shoop:

Dear Leadership Studies Alumni,

Shoop's BookA number of alumni have asked about my novel. In addition to my work with Leadership Studies and the graduate program in the College of Education, I have served as a forensic expert in over 65 child abuse and harassment cases. After 19 text books I decided to try my hand at writing a novel. I wanted to give a realistic portrayal of the very serious problem of student exploitation in school. Although the vast majority of teachers and coaches are competent and capable people, some are not. If parents and teachers are looking the wrong way we will miss the opportunity to protect our children from harm.

I hope that this suspense novel will not only entertain readers, but shed light on a serious and under reported problem. I will donate 50% of all royalties generated from to the Wildcats Leadership for Life initiative.

The book can be accessed by entering Robert Shoop Compulsion at or clicking here. The novel is available in both paperback and kindle.