The Kansas State University Spectrum Center and Student Belonging and Inclusion are proud to host the Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership Conference on Friday, April 22, 2022.

For those unable to physically attend, three sessions will be live-streamed below.

The conference is free for all that attend!


This conference will focus on the lived experiences and inspirations of our Kansas LGBTQ+ Community: students, faculty and staff of Kansas K-12 and Higher Education; community activists and community members; and our LGBTQ+ allies. Our goal is to inspire leadership among LGBTQ+ young people and to cultivate networks of support in implementing social transformation locally and regionally, nationally, and globally.

"Embracing Your Leadership"


9:15-9:50 a.m.

Forum Hall - K-State Student Union Ground Floor


Dr. Brandon Haddock (Spicy/They), Coordinator - Spectrum Center

Dr. Haddock is currently the Coordinator of the Kansas State University Spectrum Center and Student Services Coordinator in Student Belonging and Inclusion. With over 25 years of leadership, education, and advocacy work within the LGBTQ+ community, Dr. Haddock brings a historical perspective of lived experience and academic knowledge to their message of recognizing and embracing the leadership capabilities in each of us.


"Leadership in Adversity"

11-11:50 a.m.

Forum Hall - K-State Student Union


Dr. Tori Gleason, with introduction by Dr. Brandon Haddock, Coordinator - Spectrum Center

Dr. Gleason is certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. She earned her chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic and then went on to earn her sports diplomate. She’s currently in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita campus with a clinical focus on rural health access and health equity for LGBTQ+ populations. In addition to working with high school and college athletes, her clinical focus is on transgender and gender-expansive patient populations. She has been in hospital governance and leadership for the last ten years with CenturaHealth – Goodland Regional Medical Center (GRMC) to build a sustainable network of organizations. She has a passion for serving in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space with GRMC, the Masonic Cancer Alliance, and The University of Kansas Cancer Center to develop and facilitate activities and programs to improve the quality of care for the health system. She leads the effort in fostering diversity, inclusion, social justice, anti-discrimination, and accessibility to support in teaching, research, and practice.

Closing Reflection
Call to Action:
You ARE the Leaders of OUR Future!

3-4 p.m.

Wildcat Chamber - K-State Student Union


Dr. Debra Bolton, Director - Intercultural Learning and Student Success at Kansas State University

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