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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.
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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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 I...

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