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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.
Gratitude for family, friends, and traditions
By Dr. Tisa Mason on January 14, 2022

Gratitude for family, friends, and traditions As I sit down to write this column, I am preparing for the annual Holiday Open House at the president’s residence and the tree lighting...

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This FHSU alum is changing the world one experience at a time
By Dr. Tisa Mason on January 14, 2022

This FHSU alum is changing the world one experience at a time Be Good. Make A Difference. Change the World. These eight words are the guiding principles of Fort Hays State University...

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Business succession planning and economic vitality in rural Kansas
By Dr. Tisa Mason on January 14, 2022

Business succession planning and economic vitality in rural Kansas The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), supported by our Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, exists to...

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Tiger Nation: An ethic of care like nowhere else
By Dr. Tisa Mason on January 13, 2022

Tiger Nation: An ethic of care like nowhere else At Fort Hays State University, we nurture each other to maximal success. We stand to support one another with a willingness to invest deeply...

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10/21/21 FHSU Students Can Plan with the Best
By Dr. Tisa Mason on November 19, 2021

FHSU Students Can Plan with the Best I love the fact the Fort Hays State University provides our students with so many powerful outside-of-the-classroom learning opportunities....

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10/7/21 Lang Investing in his Future at FHSU
By Dr. Tisa Mason on November 17, 2021

Lang investing in his future at FHSU I have been intrigued for several years with Ethan Lang, a junior majoring in finance. From his freshman year forward, I have heard parts of...

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