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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

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20th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Weekend—November 10-12, 2017!

Join us on campus for a weekend of activities in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Leadership Studies at K-State! You are an important part of our 20th year milestone, and we hope you will come back to campus to connect with current students, former classmates, faculty, and friends of the School.

Register for the events here!


Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm

7th Annual “Spirit of Leadership”

Join us at the Leadership Studies Building for a fun and celebratory evening. We will begin with a social hour full of hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by a short program in Town Hall. This evening will be an opportunity for mini-reunions and connections. There is no cost to attend this event.


Saturday, November 11 -  time TBD with game schedule

Tailgate with Leadership Studies prior to the K-State vs. West Virginia football game

Join us for tailgating fun and a barbeque in Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, catered by Cox Brothers BBQ. Cost to enjoy the BBQ is $18 per person. Discounted group football tickets available (see below for information on how to order).


Sunday, November 12 at 9:30-11:30am

Leadership Lens Brunch and Open House at Leadership Studies Building to tour building and dedicate new artwork

Stop by the Leadership Studies for a come-and-go brunch and tours of the Leadership Studies Building. Have you been back since we’ve opened the new building? Our Ambassadors are excited to show you around. We will also be dedicating the new photography around the building, featuring photo submissions from the Leadership Lens Project!

Register for the events here!


Need football tickets?

To purchase a discounted group ticket, see the information below:

K-State vs West Virginia

Saturday, November 11, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium

$35 Tickets

On Sale NOW! Deadline to Purchase is Friday, July 28


1. Go to www.kstatesports.com/grouptickets

2. Enter the promo code FB17LEAD into the promotional code box.

3. Click on game you wish to purchase tickets to and ignore all messages regarding availability.

4. Use the pick your seat map to select your seats. Click the purple sections to view available tickets. Available tickets will be shown in green. Click on the green dots to select your tickets. After selecting your seats click ‘add to cart’.

5. Select ‘Print at Home’ for your delivery method and click ‘checkout’ to purchase.

Tickets will go on sale at 8:30 am Tuesday, June 20, and the deadline to order tickets is Friday, July 28. If you have issues using the promo code please contact Ticket Office at 785-532-7606.​​ Ticket availability is not guaranteed.


Staying the night?

A block of rooms have been held at the following hotels:

Parkwood Inn & Suites

505 S. 17th St.

Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 320-5440 – Ask for group: Spirit of Leadership #2039

$179.95/night – minimum two nights stay (breakfast included)

Reservations due by October 10

Bluemont Hotel

1212 Bluemont Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502

(785)473-7091 – Ask for group: Spirit of Leadership block

$249/night – no minimum stay (breakfast included)

Reservations due by October 10


See more Manhattan hotel options here.


Questions about the event?  Contact Tamara Bauer at tamara@k-state.edu


Not able to join us in person for the Spirit of Leadership?

We would love to have you join us during the formal program at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10 via Zoom video conferencing. RSVP to join us electronically here: http://bit.ly/Spirit2017Webinar

Check out photos from past events:

Photos from 2016 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2015 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2014 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2013 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2012 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2011 Spirit of Leadership

Why come back?


Check out what these grads from 2012 have to say!

"The Spirit of Leadership is the one time each year that I get to reconnect with mentors and peers who are making their mark on our world. I always come away with fresh ideas, inspiration, and lots of laughs." –Shawna Peters


"Coming back for the Spirit of Leadership allows us to not only re-connect with friends and network with colleagues, but to recharge our motivations through the inspiration of our peers" -Michael Ellis


"I go back because SLSS was foundational in my current success. Spirit of Leadership is like a family reunion. I go back to thank my moms and to meet my cousins. I will always give back to my family." -Ariel Anib

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Check out our video on the value of continued connection to the Staley School:

Staley School of Leadership Studies: Spirit of Leadership from KSU Foundation on Vimeo.