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Department of Leadership Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 235
Phone: 785-628-4303
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Fort Hays State University's Leadership Studies Speakers Series is a program designed to link organizational and community leaders with college students. Successful corporate and civic leaders are invited to campus to speak directly to students as part of the students' leadership studies coursework.

This speaker series allows students the opportunity to learn leadership concepts and skills from individuals who have served in a leadership capacity.

Some past speakers include:

  • Bob Schmidt - Former President and CEO, Eagle Communications
  • Chuck Comeau - Founder, Dessin Fournir
  • David Rolph - President and CEO, SASNAK
  • Denny Stoecklein - General Manager, Kansas State Fair
  • Father Mike Scully - St. Francis Friary
  • Gail Kuehl - Owner/ Operator, Kuehl Operations
  • Gary Sherrer - Former Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
  • George Welch - Managing Director, Solutus Group
  • Harry Craig - President and CEO, Martin Tractor Company
  • Jason Scott - Hollyfrontier Refineries (view presentation)
  • Jim Ney - National Sales Director, Primerica Financial Services
  • Maisie DeVore - Community Volunteer, Eskridge, KS
  • Marilyn Snider - President, Snider, and Associates
  • Mike Brown - V.P. of Strategic Market Planning, Yellow Corporation
  • Sandy Jacobs - EVP/Regional Banking, Sunflower Bank
  • Susan Armstrong - President and CEO, Armstrong-Shank
  • Tim Norton - Sedgwick Country Commissioner
  • Ryan Hembree - Walmart Store Manager
  • Megan John - National Crossfit Athlete and Entrepreneur (view presentation)
  • Jamie Kuehl - Owner/Operator, McDonald's (view presentation)
  • Kelley Parker- President of the Board of Directors of Jana’s Campaign (view presentation)
  • Tre Giles - Youth Director of CrossCurrent Student Ministry at Celebration Community Church (view presentation)
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