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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.
9/23/21 FHSU, 4-H Both Provide Opportunity to Change Lives, Community - and the World
By Dr. Tisa Mason on November 15, 2021

FHSU, 4-H both provide opportunity to change lives, community - and the world Fort Hays State University exists to improve lives. Our alumni, engaged citizens leaders, use their...

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9/9/21 Celebrating Success to Kick Off New School Year
By Dr. Tisa Mason on November 11, 2021

Celebrating success to kick off the new school year I love the start of a new academic year. Taking time to get to know our newest community members and reunite with those we have...

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8/26/21 Newcomers Adding Energy to FHSU
By Dr. Tisa Mason on November 9, 2021

Newcomers adding energy to FHSU Fort Hays State University exists to improve lives. Every day, I witness and experience our relentless focus on excellence and the unwavering...

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8/1/21 Heart of a Tiger
By Dr. Tisa Mason on October 13, 2021

Heart of a Tiger It was just a few weeks back when I enthusiastically shared the good news that Whitney Randall, a senior women’s basketball student-athlete, was selected as the...

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7/9/21 FHSU: A Different University
By Dr. Tisa Mason on October 13, 2021

FHSU: A Different University At Fort Hays State University (FHSU), we are breaking ground in today’s higher education landscape as a state university with highly accessible,...

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7/1/21 Ventura Took Full Advantage of FHSU Opportunities
By Dr. Tisa Mason on October 12, 2021

Ventura Took Full Advantage of FHSU Opportunities Fort Hays State University exists to improve lives. I see this statement in action. Every. Single. Day. I love learning...

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