FHSU receives Kansas Leadership Center grant

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University has been awarded a 2019 Leadership Transformation Grant from the Kansas Leadership Center.

The grant is designed for Kansas-based organizations who have a limited budget for staff development to build leadership capacity in individuals throughout the organization. In four years, KLC has given out 145 grants, and trained over 5,000 people.

The core team who wrote the grant application consisted of Dr. Taylor Kriley, director of transition, inclusion and diversity excellence; Shianne Cokely, graduate assistant for inclusion and diversity; Josh Clary, graduate assistant for transition and student conduct; Diego Esparza, graduate assistant for enrollment management; and Dr. Jacqueline Lubin, assistant professor for advanced education programs.

The core team will create the Tiger Transformation Team comprised of 40 students, faculty and staff to participate in workshops and training over the next year. They will then take what they have learned and start teaching and supporting others within the organization.

“Faculty, staff and students have been identified to make up a diverse team, representing various races, genders, and organizations on campus,” said Dr. Tisa Mason, president of FHSU, in a letter supporting the grant application.

Through this opportunity, FHSU will have the opportunity to engage with the community and area surrounding the college. “This partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center will provide a foundation of leadership for our campus to continue to be innovative as we develop global-citizen leaders,” said Kriley.

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