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K-State Today

December 5, 2014



Staley School of Leadership Studies launching new program to honor Coach Bill Snyder

By Ryan Haxton

Coach Bill Snyder

The Staley School of Leadership Studies, in partnership with K-State Athletics, is introducing a new leadership development program for K-State students that honors Coach Bill Snyder's leadership legacy.

The inaugural Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program will begin in May 2015 and continue through April 2016. This yearlong program will include a class of up to 50 outstanding K-State students entering their final year at K-State and has a curriculum based on Coach Snyder's 16 Goals for Success. Snyder Fellows will participate in leadership development activities to help prepare for transition from college and for engagement as lifelong leaders. The Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program will:

  • Provide a leadership development opportunity rooted in Coach Snyder's 16 Goals for Success, to top students of Kansas State University.
  • Provide opportunity for students to engage in a leadership dialogue with Coach Snyder.
  • Raise the visibility and importance of leadership in action, during and after a student's formal education.
  • Elevate student's passion for service, encouraging them to take on opportunities that make a difference in the world in which they live.
  • Provide tools and resources that will aid students in working toward a common goal, with others, as a team, in a competitive environment.
  • Expect a commitment from fellows, connecting them to business leaders, successful athletes and scholars who all have an interest in exercising leadership in their lives.

The application period will be open for students from Jan. 26 to Feb. 20, 2015. The inaugural class of students of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program will engage in three separate intensive leadership opportunities; the first session will take place May 27-28, 2015. Two additional leadership development sessions will occur during the 2015-2016 academic year.

For more information on the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows program, contact Staley School faculty member Marcia Hornung at 785-532-6085 or hornung@k-state.edu