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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
leadership@ksu.edu


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

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 2019 Lectures

Dr. Thomas Lane
Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students

Dr. Thomas Lane

Thursday, September 19, Noon to 1pm
Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building

Past Lectures

Provost Charles Taber, Spring 2019

Personal Responsibility for Social Justice
What individual, personal responsibility do members of a community have to promote social justice? When social injustice is rooted in history and the past behavior of others, why should I as an individual have any responsibility to do anything about it? What roles do universities have in creating a just society?

Watch Provost Taber's Lecture

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 & Design, Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at K-State Libraries, College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee