- Develop and manage the noncredit educational programs at UFM Community Learning Center, including securing instructors, coordinating space, evaluating classes, and instructors.
- Work with the Executive Director to ensure financial viability of the noncredit educational programs.
- Oversee the production of the UFM catalog, including class descriptions, sponsorships, layout, and distribution.
- Coordinate the marketing and promotion of UFM classes and programs.
Kayla Savage serves as the Education Coordinator of UFM Community Learning Center, Global Campus Kansas State University. Her main responsibilities are program development, management of non-credit programs and coordinating marketing for non-credit programs. Kayla serves on the Ahearn Users Committee at Kansas State University. She is a member of Aha! Manhattan, Manhattan Young Professionals, Kansas Sampler Foundation PowerUps and Explorers, Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Young Trustees and Junior League of the Flint Hills.
Kayla graduated from Emporia State University in May 2007, Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Business. As a student, Kayla was inducted into the Communication Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta and served as the secretary for the group. She was also selected to have two research papers published in “The Best of ESU” (2006 and 2007), a compilation of research papers and presentations from across the campus, juried by faculty.
Kayla has worked in non-profit management for her entire career, including serving as the Executive Director for Emporia Main Street in Emporia where her responsibilities focused on development of the downtown business district. Kayla worked with many volunteer committees and a board to enhance downtown Emporia through retail promotion, business resources such as loans, education and design assistance, fundraising for community projects, and planning events downtown. Kayla also worked as the Marketing and Events Director at the Columbian Theatre Foundation, where she marketed shows at the theatre, planned events, served on several volunteer committees, authored grants and promoted the Oz Museum.
Kayla is a 2009-2010 graduate of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program, recipient of the 2010 Impact Award from the Wamego Chamber of Commerce, served as a volunteer mentor for Wamego High School Class of 2013 and has held several leadership positions with Aha! Manhattan and Junior League of the Flint Hills.
Kayla is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Community Development, a program of GPIDEA. She will graduate in Spring 2017 with a Master of Science degree.