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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Roberta Maldonado Franzen

Roberta Maldonado FranzenInstructor, Cargill Fellows program administrator
Restorative | Individualization | Analytical | Relator | Strategic
Campus office: 258 Leadership Studies Building


As a first-generation college student, my approach is to teach students to connect their classroom education to their career development by offering experiences that help students grow and make sense of their learning.

  • LEAD 350: Culture and Context in Leadership


I am passionate about seeking ways that aid others in leading meaningful and sustainable systemic change.

  • Leadership development and program evaluation


  • Association of Leadership Educators
  • American Evaluation Association
  • Alianza


I am responsible for leading the Cargill Fellows program, which creates a supportive environment for preparing and empowering students to exercise leadership in their communities and global workplaces.



  • Ph.D. student in leadership communication, Kansas State University
  • M.S. in human resources administration, Central Michigan University
  • B.S. in psychology, Kansas State University
  • Graduate certificate in conflict resolution, Kansas State University

More about me

The most energizing thing to me is to be a loving and supportive parent, friend and leader.