Leadership Kansas Announces 2021 Kansas Emerging Leaders class

Topeka, Kan. – Leadership Kansas, one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished statewide leadership programs, on Monday announced the class of 2021 for its new program aimed at the state’s young professionals – Kansas Emerging Leaders (KEL).

“Leadership Kansas created KEL to give outstanding young leaders a format to learn more about our great state and the opportunities within Kansas for professional growth,” said LK Executive Director Jeff Chapman. “KEL also will provide personal leadership investment as well as connections for future interest in LK and expanded community involvement.”

Chapman said KEL was developed based on feedback from the more than 1,400 Leadership Kansas alumni who believed the state needed a leadership program for Kansans between 22 – 32 years old.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must work or live in Kansas.
  • Must be an outstanding leader, who have been involved in campus or community programs.
  • Must express an interest to stay in Kansas and become more involved.

“We want these young leaders to learn about Kansas and why they should remain here for the future.,” said KEL Board of Advisors Chairwoman, Jen Sanderson, LK Class of 2009.

Click here for the list of the KEL Class of 2021.

Nominations for KEL’s 2022 class may be submitted at www.LeadershipKansas.org/nominate-KEL.


For more information, contact Sherriene Jones-Sontag at SherrieneS@KansasChamber.org.

Posted May 17, 2021