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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.
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. Those...

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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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6/4/20 Grads Embrace the Opportunity in Meeting Unexpected Challenges
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Grads Embrace the Opportunity in Meeting Unexpected Challenges I recently had an opportunity to talk with some of our graduating seniors to learn more about their experiences...

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5/21/20 Distance Doesn't Dim Graduates' Joy of Achievement
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Distances Doesn't Dim Graduates' Joy of Achievement This past weekend should have been our commencement ceremonies. During the weekend I took the opportunity to pause and...

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5/07/20 A Case for College
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

A Case for College If you monitor the news about higher education, you know quite a few colleges and universities are considering or implementing unprecedented measures to stave off...

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