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Dr. Tisa Mason

President Mason is the 10th president of Fort Hays State University. A native of Massachusetts, Mason previously served as the president of Valley City State University in Valley City, N.d., where she served from 2014 to 2017. Before her time at Valley City State, Mason served as Fort Hays State's vice president of student affairs from 2008 to 2014. Her previous career stops include serving as the dean of student life at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in Whitewater, Wis.; executive director of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and Foundation in Indianapolis, Ind.; director of student life and assistant professor at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.; and assistant dean of students, Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. In 2013, Mason received the Robert H. Shaffer Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors for her long-term commitment to fostering positive change in fraternities and sororities. She received the Excellence in Service to Students Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success in the same year. Her academic credentials include a Doctor of Education degree in higher education from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.; a Master of Science degree in education from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/anthropology from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.
4/8/21 Celebrate Scholarly Research and Creative Work with FHSU
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 27, 2021

Celebrate Scholarly Research and Creative Work with FHSU Visit the pages for Research and Scholarly Activities on our Fort Hays State University website, and you will find numerous...

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3/25/21 Schmidt Foundation Fuels Dreams of FHSU Scholars
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Schmidt Foundation Fuels Dreams of FHSU Scholars At Fort Hays State University, we love talking about why we are a great value: quality and affordability. Strategic decisions and...

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3/11/21 The Team Behind the Teams
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

The Team Behind the Teams It was just a few months ago when I wondered if Fort Hays State University Tiger athletics would happen at all during the 2020-21 season. However, not...

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2/25/21 Making Someone Else's Day a Little Bit Brighter
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Making Someone Else's Day a Little Bit Brighter As the month of February progresses, so does our United Way Campus Campaign at Fort Hays State University. We have had one...

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2/11/21 FHSU Stands United in Giving Love this February
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Stands United in Giving Love this February I love the month of February! February brings us the optimism and fun of Groundhog Day. I get to celebrate my birthday and bask...

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1/28/21 Remarkable Leaders, a Remarkable Community
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Remarkable Leaders, a Remarkable Community Filled with anticipation for the new semester and re-energized after taking advantage of the privilege to rest and enjoy a long...

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Undergraduate Programs

Tips for Choosing a College Major
By Carmen Fanning on March 30, 2021

Tips for Choosing a College Major The major you choose is honestly one of the most important decisions you’ll make in college. It has a huge impact on your career choice in the future...

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Stories from an Online Music Ed Major
By Shayna Ede on February 23, 2021

Stories from an Online Music Ed Major Now that spring break is over and we are back to the reality of the world right now, it has come to my attention that online classes will in no way...

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A Day in the Life of an Ultrasound Student
By Carmen Fanning on February 4, 2021

A Day in the Life of an Ultrasound Student My alarm goes off at 6:15 a.m. I groan, not even the sun is out yet. It's Monday morning and I just spent the entire weekend studying for 2...

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