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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

Building Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radina's Coffeehouse & Roastery
Closed until further notice

What Matters to Me and Why 

Embracing Values, Building Community

This informal lunchtime series builds and strengthens 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. 

What Matters to Me and Why encourages 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. 

Fall 2020


Spring 2021


Debra Bolton  

Dr. Debra Bolton, director, Intercultural Learning and Academic Success

Talking about...
Life-Long Learning to Find Common Ground: My father used to tell me, "Know something about everything and everything about something, and you will always be able to find common ground with another person."  In this talk, I will describe my penchant for music, literature, geography, art, and people, which inform my work in intercultural development.

Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25
RSVP by Feb. 24 for the Zoom link

 Ronnie and Cheryl Grice 

Chief Ronnie Grice, assistant vice president, Division of Public Safety
Dr. Cheryl Grice, director of strategic relations

Talking about...
Chief Grice and Dr. Grice will share some of the life lessons they found to be the most inspiring on their journeys thus far in life. Personal and professional experiences work together to shape a person's and a couple's views on leadership. Hear how managing change, balancing work and family life, serving others and facing pivotal moments have enriched both of their careers and their family life.

Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 15
RSVP by April 14 for the Zoom link

Past Lectures

View a list of additional past lectures.


This series is sponsored by the Staley School of Leadership Studies, College of Education, and College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at K-State Libraries, College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee