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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.
8/27/20 FHSU Professor and Student Join Forces for Epilepsy Research
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Professor and Student Join Forces for Epilepsy Research Across the Fort Hays State University campus, you will find many examples of what are called high-impact educational...

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8/13/20 Not Everything is about COVID-19!
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Not Everything is About COVID-19! It goes without saying that this summer looks and feels different than those in the past. While we try to make health and safety decisions on...

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7/30/20 Change is Seamless at Fort Hays State
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Change is Seamless at Fort Hays State Retired U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki said, “If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more.” One of the many things...

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7/16/20 FHSU Embraces Change, Faces Challenges Head On
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Embraces Change, Faces Challenges Head On I begin this column as I started the last one – focusing on the same three words that capture the personality of Fort Hays State...

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7/2/20 FHSU Passes Test in Commitment to Student
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Passes Test in Commitment to Students Care. Innovation. Grit. These three words capture the personality of Fort Hays State University, and have for nearly 120 years. ...

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6/18/20 FHSU Bringing Graduating Tigers, Families and Friends in for a Hashtag Celebration
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

FHSU Bringing Graduating Tigers, Families and Friends in for a Hashtag Celebration Perhaps you are thinking that spring commencement ceremonies have come and gone. Well if you...

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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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