HAYS, KS -- Cynthia Elliott, dean of Fort Hays State University's Virtual College, was recently selected as one of the 35 individuals to participate in the 2001 class of Leadership Kansas.
"This year's class of emerging leaders represent the diverse demographics of the state and will have programs that address the challenges and opportunities in Kansas's future," said Kristine McKechnie, chair of the Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees.
Leadership Kansas is a program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The program was established in 1978 to identify outstanding potential leaders from various walks of life, inform them of key issues facing the state, and inspire those selected to become active partners in addressing the issues.
The nationally recognized program aims to develop and motivate future leaders for the state. Since the program's inception, Leadership Kansas graduates have included state officials, industry leaders and community activists.
Elliot will participate in classes once a month for six months.