The Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series is part of the National Excellence in Public Service Series, a group of 20 state organizations with these common goals:
- To provide a first-class leadership training experience on a scholarship basis for outstanding women.
- To encourage, mentor and prepare selected women leaders to seek new levels of involvement in government and politics.
- To provide participants access to political and government leaders responsible for candidate recruitment and/or appointments.
- To establish an active core of highly qualified women who are educated and motivated to assume key roles in public service.
- To form an effective and diverse statewide political network for women.
The Eisenhower Series is one of the most active and successful of its kind in the country. Each year this Series sponsors one class of outstanding Republican women from across Kansas. It is comprised of events held once a month, typically on Saturdays, at various locations across Kansas. We invite you to explore our excellent Series Curriculum, featuring elected officials, leaders of Kansas industries, and experts in campaign management.
The Eisenhower Series is a thriving organization with an expanding board and an increasingly engaged alumni organization of more than 150 graduates. Many of these women are working in high levels of our state government and state legislature. Many others are active leaders and grass roots volunteers in their chosen area of passion — helping to educate and advocate on behalf of causes they hold dear.
Our Salute to Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the
United States of America (1953 – 1961)
Bringing the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War. He pursued the moderate policies of “Modern Republicanism,” pointing out as he left office, “America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world.”
Brought up in Abiline, Kansas, Eisenhower was the third of seven sons. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa in November 1942; on D-Day, 1944, he was Supreme Commander of the troops invading France.
After the war, he became President of Columbia University, then took leave to assume supreme command over the new NATO forces being assembled in 1951. Republican emissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded him to run for President in 1952.
“I like Ike” was an irresistible slogan; Eisenhower won a sweeping victory.