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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

Fall Building Hours

Mon-Fri | 7am to 10pm
Sat & Sun | Closed

Holiday Building Closings
Sept 2, Labor Day
Nov 28 & 29, Thanksgiving

Radina's Coffee Hours
Mon-Thurs | 7am to 6pm
Fri | 7am to 5pm

Spirit of Leadership 2019

Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5

We invite you to join us for our 9th annual Spirit of Leadership weekend. Celebrate with us on campus and 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!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
Staley School of Leadership Studies

Join us for the main event, the 9th annual Spirit of Leadership. 

  • 6-7pm | Celebration and program inside Town Hall
  • 7-9pm | Reception and entertainment, with hosted hors d’oeuvres and cash bar by Coco Bolos. 

RSVP Online by September 30

Unable to Attend the Event?
We will be live streaming the program from 6-7pm CST via Zoom.  

Saturday, October 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Football Tickets

The Wildcats will play Baylor on Saturday, October 5 at 2:30pm. $30 discounted group tickets available, purchase by October 3 to receive group ticket rate.


Be sure to join us in Cat Town for a tailgate from 11:30am to 2:30pm. $20/person for Cox Bros. BBQ buffet, children 10 and under are free. RSVP Online by September 30.

Class Leader Reunion Weekend

During this year's Spirit of Leadership weekend, we are also excited to welcome back Class Leaders with a special reunion celebration

Celebrate 30 Years of International Service Teams

Participants of International Service Teams are invited to gather before the Spirit of Leadership from 5-6pm at the Leadership Studies building to reconnect and hear program updates. Join us! RSVP online by September 30


For more information about Spirit of Leadership, contact us at leadership@ksu.edu or (785) 532-6085.

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 Manhattan CVB's website for additional hotel options.

Check Out Photos From Past Events

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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