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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

785-532-6085 ph
785-532-6542 fax

Summer Building Hours

Mon-Fri | 7am to 5pm
Sat & Sun | Closed

Holiday Building Closings
May 27, Memorial Day
July 4, Independence Day

Radina's Coffee Hours
Closed Over the Summer

Spirit of Leadership 2019

Join us Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5

We invite you to join us for our 9th annual Spirit of Leadership on Friday, October 4th, 2019. Celebrate with us on campus to connect with current students, faculty, former classmates, and friends of Leadership Studies. If you have not been back to join us for this event, this is the year!

  • 6:30 p.m. Social with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks/hosted bar
  • 7:30 p.m. A short program in Town Hall with social following

Online registration will open later this summer. Check back for more information.

Tailgate In Cat Town

The Wildcats will play Baylor on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Join us in Cat Town for a tailgate prior to the game. More details to follow once the time of the game is announced.


For more information, contact Tamara Bauer at tamara@ksu.edu or (785) 532-6085.

Spirit of Leadership

Staying the night?

A block of rooms have been held at:

The Parkwood Inn & Suites
505 S. 17th St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 320-5440

Ask for group: Spirit of Leadership #2396 (must call to reserve in block)
$179.95/night – minimum two nights stay (breakfast included)
Reservations should be made by August 1, 2019

Visit the Manhattan CVB's website for additional hotel options.

Check Out Photos From Past Events

Why come back?

"The Spirit of Leadership is the one time each year that I get to reconnect with mentors and peers who are making their mark on our world. I always come away with fresh ideas, inspiration, and lots of laughs." –Shawna Peters, Class of 2012


"Coming back for the Spirit of Leadership allows us to not only re-connect with friends and network with colleagues, but to recharge our motivations through the inspiration of our peers" -Michael Ellis, Class of 2012


"I go back because SLSS was foundational in my current success. Spirit of Leadership is like a family reunion. I go back to thank my moms and to meet my cousins. I will always give back to my family." -Ariel Anib, Class of 2012

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