Todd D. Powell, general counsel for Fort Hays State University, has been selected as one of the 35 outstanding individuals to participate in the 2005 class of Leadership Kansas, a nationally recognized program that aims to develop and motivate future leaders for the state.
Leadership Kansas, an affiliated program of the Kansas Chamber, is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country. Established by former Gov. Robert Bennett and Gary Sherrer, and supported and administered by the Kansas Chamber, the program is entering its 27th year of educating and motivating Kansas leaders from all four corners of the state.
The Leadership Kansas Program remains committed to its original mission to inspire persons to maintain involvement in the social, business and political fabric of Kansas?s communities.
Each year close to 350 people are nominated to apply for the Program. Upon the conclusion of a thorough and thoughtful application and selection process, 35 individuals are selected to participate in the class.
Once selected to participate in the Leadership Kansas Program, the 35 members of the class are exposed to a variety of recognized experts and engaged in educational and informational three-day training sessions in seven different Kansas communities. The host cities for this year's program are Garden City, Colby, Hutchinson, Wichita, Kansas City, Pittsburg and Topeka. The diversity of the discussion topics -- including business; education; agriculture; public policy; societal health and development; economics; and government -- helps to further shape each class member's personal and professional development.