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Staley School of Leadership Studies


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

785-532-6542 fax

Building Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

Radina's Hours

May 23 - June 3, July 4 -8

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday


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

Watch your email and mail for an invitation and more details in the coming weeks.

Join us for a fun and celebratory evening as we:

Cost is $20 per person. 

Questions about the event?  Contact Tamara Bauer at tamara@k-state.edu or 785-532-6085

Continue the celebration... 

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.  Join us at 11:00am prior to the 1:00pm kickoff. 

Cost to attend is $18 per person.

RSVP information coming soon. 




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


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 Kevin Lockett as our 2015 Leader-in-Residence Award recipient.

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