Emerging Leaders

Capturing our state’s best and brightest young people is critical to the future success of Kansas. Established in 2014, the Emerging Leaders program engages student body presidents from the Kansas Regents universities in the Leadership Kansas experience. This program affords current leaders and class members the opportunity to network and share in the unique perspective offered by this college-age demographic. Emerging Leaders participate in condensed programming over the course of three traditional Leadership Kansas sessions, and are eligible to apply for the full program post-graduation.


"This Program allowed me to fall in love with my state again.  It showed me corners I had never seen and presented me with opportunities I could not get anywhere else." --Emily Brandt, Fort Hays State University (2016)


"Leadership Kansas allowed me to experience Kansas in its truest form and grow in my admiration for my home state.  Through the Program I also gained a host of mentors and friends that I connect with frequently."  --Stephonn Alcorn, University of Kansas (2016)