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

785-532-6542 fax


Building Hours
7 am - 5 pm 


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7:30 am - 2 pm

Closed May 26 - June 5

spirit of leadership 2014

A Successful Celebration of Leadership

The fourth annual Spirit of Leadership, held on Friday, October 24, 2014 was a success! Created in 2011, this annual event connects alumni, friends, faculty, and students. We enjoyed a fun evening learning how our alumni and friends continue to lead in their communities, professions, and for the public good. 

At this year's celebration, we were pleased to thank our distinguished Advancement Council for their support of the Staley School over the past several years. This group that has been instrumental in building a strong foundation on which the Staley School of Leadership stands proudly today.  You can view our Thank You Advancement Council video which was featured during the 2014 Spirit of Leadership.




Questions about the event?  Contact Tamara Bauer at or 785-532-6085




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 were proud to recognize Mary Jo Myers, a public servant and true humanitarian.  Mary Jo Myers has led through her dedication to military families, service with various nonprofit organizations, and through her work in educational efforts globally.  Holen Leaders in Residence spend significant time during the week of the Spirit of Leadership Celebration working directly with students and faculty members, sharing their knowledge and passion for leadership and service.   

Past award recipients

2013 - Nabeeha Kazi-Hutchins
2012 - Paul Maina
2011 - Warren and Mary Lynn Staley


Check out photos from past events:

Photos from 2014 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2013 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2012 Spirit of Leadership

Photos from 2011 Spirit of Leadership