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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

Fall Building Hours 


7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.




3 September, Labor Day

22-23 November, Thanksgiving 


Radina's Hours

Monday - Thursday 
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 


7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Saturday - Sunday

3 September, Labor Day 
19-23 November, Thanksgiving 

What Matters to Me and Why 

This informal lunchtime series is designed to build and strengthen bonds between people who teach, learn, and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces our values and K-State’s Principles of Community.

The purpose of What Matters to Me and Why is to encourage reflection within the K-State community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who serve and shape the University. The presenter is encouraged to share a story of their personal journey - how they have chosen to live their life, the core values they have adopted, the personal choices they have made and lessons they have learned. 

What Matters to Me and Why

Fall 2018 Schedule


September Speaker                                                


 Dr. Bryan Samuel - Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

“Access, Opportunity and Community - Why The Drive To 60% Is Critical For Kansas”

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

“Education for all is key to an enlightened society” (Generations of Success). Access to higher education and opportunity to engage, fully and fairly, in everything a university offers has a profound impact on students and the communities universities serve. As a physically challenged, first-generation, minority male from a low-socioeconomic background I have been up-close and personal with how a lack of access and opportunity for higher education can desolate a community. Access to higher education and opportunities for full and fair engagement are the keys to enhancing all communities.

RSVP here by September 4 

Or join us via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/498273290

Read Dr. Samuel’s full bio here

October Speaker

oweidat     Dr. Nadia Oweidat - Assistant Professor

     Department of History

     Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

     Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

     RSVP HERE by October 15

     Read Dr. Oweidat's full bio HERE



November Speaker 

TamaraBauerDr. T. Annelise Nguyen - Associate Professor, Toxicology & Director, Veterinary Research Scholars Program

Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

RSVP here by November 13

Read Dr. Nguyen’s full bio here



This series is sponsored by the Staley School of Leadership Studies, College of Education, and College of Architecture, Planning & Design