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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.
11/19/20 On-the-Job Training for FHSU Student Workers
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

On-the-Job Training for FHSU Student Workers Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates students who hold down a job during college get higher grades than those who are...

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11/5/20 FHSU Admissions Staff Still Going the Extra Mile
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Admissions Staff Still Going the Extra Mile There are many unsung heroes on our Fort Hays State University campus. One group that fits this description is our...

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10/22/20 FHSU Comes Together to Make Beautiful Music
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Comes Together to Make Beautiful Music I can’t think of many things that provide so much joy, build community, improve memory, and help people “tap into” their feelings than...

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10/9/20 Tiger Freshman Seizes Opportunity at FHSU
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Tiger Freshman Seizes Opportunity at FHSU Let me introduce you to one of our new students: Hannah Dechant from Goodland. Her mom, Koren, recently messaged me to express gratitude:...

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9/24/20 The Importance of Staying Connected
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

The Importance of Staying Connected Like many universities across the nation, the Fort Hays State University on-campus academic experience changed considerably this year. This fall,...

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9/10/20 A One(sie) Welcome for our Littlest Tigers
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

A One(sie) Welcome for our Littlest Tigers There is nothing like a new baby to put smiles on the faces of family and strangers alike. They are so darned cute. Their cherub faces...

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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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