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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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Your gift of any size promotes affordability and inspires the future by allowing the Department of Leadership Studies to:

Provide Student Scholarships

Goal - $25,000 over the next five years
A strong scholarship program plays an important role in the Department of Leadership Studies ability to assist outstanding students. These gifts can be established through annual giving or endowed named funds. The departmental goal is to raise $25,000 over the next five years for student scholarships. These monies would enable the Department of Leadership Studies to award ten (to both virtual and on campus students) $500 scholarships each year for five years.

Voss Advanced Leadership Undergraduate Experience (VALUE)

Goal – $110,000 over the next five years.
The VALUE program is primarily supported by means of donor funding. Opportunities to enrich the experiences of our VALUE student scholars are numerous. Gifts toward the VALUE program will provide our student scholars with opportunities to perform undergraduate research, master their leadership potential by attending collegiate leadership conferences around the country, and giving them the support needed to complete their dedicated projects. Other contributions will support the Department’s ability to offer participants scholarships and attend speaking engagements throughout the state. Finally, gifts will fund a full-time faculty appointment, as well as a graduate assistantship, to guide the VALUE student scholars through their educational and inspiring experience in the VALUE program. Click here for more information on the VALUE program.

Create Seed Monies for LDRS 310: Field Work in Leadership Studies course

Goal - $5,000 over the next five years
LDRS 310: Field Work in Leadership Studies provides students direct experiences of the leadership process by initiating change in the community through a service-learning project. Service-learning is an effective teaching method by which to enhance students’ understanding and commitment to civic issues and develop their capacities to initiate change. Resources for this fund would assist in aiding students with small project expenses throughout the semester. Click here to view LDRS 310 projects and project highlights.

Increase Student Study Abroad and International Opportunities

Goal - $10,000 every other year for six years
In an ever-increasing global environment, students need direct experiences and first-hand knowledge of international perspectives to be more effective in their role as global citizen leaders. This resource will provide leadership students the opportunity for short-term or long-term study abroad opportunities. Click on this link to review past Leadership Studies study abroad experiences.

Enhance Faculty Teaching Opportunities

Goal - $15,000 per year for three years
As FHSU continues to succeed in providing education, service and research opportunities in record numbers, the need to enhance the infrastructure of the institution is crucial. FHSU can no longer rely on state revenue to meet the increasing demand for operating dollars in this economic environment. Departmental units within the university setting must find creative and collaborative ways to expand programming and services to ensure the educational experience for our growing enrollment remains at the highest standards. We are seeking funding for a 9 month, full-time faculty member position that will include teaching responsibilities in the Department of Leadership Studies and administrative responsibilities within the Center for Civic Leadership. This will be a split and shared position between both university units.

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