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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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spirit of leadership 2014

Join us for the 6th annual Spirit of Leadership

The Staley School of Leadership Studies invites you and your guest(s) to this signature alumni and friends event.

Spirit of Leadership

Friday, September 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. Social with hors d'oeuvres and drinks
7:30 p.m. Program with social following
Leadership Studies Building
Kansas State University

Join us for a fun and celebratory evening as we:

Cost is $20 per person. 

Leadership Studies Tailgate at Cat Town

Saturday, September 17, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Cat Town (kick-off is scheduled for 1:30pm)

On Saturday, September 17 K-State Football takes on Florida Atlantic. The Staley School of Leadership Studies invites you and your guests to join us for tailgating fun and a barbeque in Cat Town at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, catered by Cox Brothers BBQ.

Cost to attend is $18 per person.

RSVP for one or both events here: http://tinyurl.com/SSLS16

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. via Zoom video conferencing. RSVP to join us electronically here: http://bit.ly/Spirit2016Webinar




Need football tickets?

To purchase a discounted group ticket for $20 follow the steps below.

1. Visit www.kstatesports.com/grouptickets

2. Enter the promo code: LEADFB16

3. Click on ’Florida Atlantic’ to purchase tickets. Please ignore all messages and make sure to click on the                                                                           opponent's name.

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. Enter the word verification and click ‘continue’.

6. Select your delivery method. Additional $5 to print at home.

7. On the next screen click ‘checkout’ to purchase.

The deadline to order tickets is Friday, July 29.  If you have issues using the promo code please contact                                                                               the K-State Ticket Office at 785-532-7606.



Staying the night?

A block of rooms have been held at the following hotels. Mention “KSU Leadership Studies” when booking.

Holiday Inn at the Campus 
1641 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
King or Double rooms: $179.95/night – Must mention group code: LSA
(no minimum stay required)
Reservations due by August 16
Bluemont Hotel
1212 Bluemont Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Suite style rooms: $279/night (breakfast buffet included)
(minimum two nights stay)
Reservations due by August 16


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


Michael C. Holen Leader-in-Residence Award

During the program each year we recognize the Michael C. Holen Leader-in-Residence. The Leader-in-Residence Award honors outstanding individuals who are exercising leadership in a range of organizational, professional, and civic settings. 

This year we are excited to honor Shante & Silvia Moore as our 2016 Leaders-in-Residence recipients.  

Past award recipients

2015 - Kevin Lockett

2014 - Mary Jo Myers

2013 - Nabeeha Kazi-Hutchins

2012 - Paul Maina

2011 - Warren and Mary Lynn Staley


Check out photos from past events:

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.