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November 9, 2018

Staley School of Leadership Studies receives Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award

Submitted by Mary K. Pyle

The K-State Staley School of Leadership Studies under the leadership of Director Mary Tolar is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award.

The Staley School has welcomed international dignitaries, scholars, faculty and artists to campus; hosted multiple workshops bringing global perspectives into K-State's classrooms and produced international documentaries.

The award, given by the Office of International Programs, or OIP, leadership team is presented annually during its International Education Week celebration to recognize a university department, unit or organization that has gone above and beyond to support the office's department's international initiatives and/or serve the global student body in extraordinary ways.

Tolar and the Staley School will be recognized at the 2018 International Education Awards Ceremony from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Regnier Forum at Regnier Hall and reception immediately following in the atrium.

During the event, Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber will make remarks and recognize each of the awardees: International Educator of the Year, International Innovative Educator of the Year and the Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Awardee.

The Staley School of Leadership Studies has worked hard to create and elevate international cultural diversity on campus and in classrooms. The Staley School's staff efforts have been recognized regionally and internationally for the many global initiatives that engage the campus community and students.

Very competitive Mandela fellows and other prestigious delegations have visited campus and reciprocal community partnerships have been created with the DECLIC organization of Ziguinchor and Senegal and International Service Teams. The teams are comprised of outstanding students and faculty dedicated to serving those in need in developing communities travel across the globe.

The Staley School has secured global partnerships and conference alliances that encourage and inspire global thought and dialogue in collaboration with other universities, organizations and business partners.

Faculty member Trish Gott was recognized as the 2017 International Educator of the Year Award winner.

"Our OIP leadership team is continually impressed with the many programming collaborations undertaken by Mary and her team," said Grant Chapman, associate provost in the Office of International Programs. "Their strategic partnerships have extended the global reach of our university to provide undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding international opportunities for participation and implementation."

"We want to thank the Staley School of Leadership Studies for all of their efforts to internationalize our Kansas State University community, students and alumni and we look forward to acknowledging you at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Regnier Forum," he said.