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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.
4/23/20 Esports at FHSU is Going Big Time - Varsity
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

Esports at FHSU is Going Big Time If you ever thought your children, siblings, or friends were spending too much time on video games, it might surprise you to learn that esports is...

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4/9/20 At Fort Hays State, COVID-19 Means Converting, Not Canceling
By Dr. Tisa Mason on April 6, 2021

At Fort Hays State, COVID-19 Means Converting, Not Canceling In my last column, I wrote about the remarkable ways Tiger Nation was responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As I...

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3/27/20 Tiger Innovation, Persistence and Ethic of Care on Display
By Dr. Tisa Mason on March 2, 2021

Tiger Innovation, Persistence and Ethic of Care on Display The halls of Fort Hays State University have been quiet for more than a week. The flurry of activity that should have fill the...

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3/12/20 Personal Touches Turn a Great Education into a Great Experience
By Dr. Tisa Mason on March 2, 2021

Personal Touches Turn a Great Education into a Great Experience Have you ever thought about how online students can get the full benefit of their college student experiences? For a...

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2/27/20 Eric and Amanda's Story Drives a Research Team
By Dr. Tisa Mason on March 2, 2021

Eric and Amanda's Story Drives a Research Team Fort Hays State University is about people, passion, and dreams. I love discovering the unique stories of students, faculty and staff....

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2/13/20 A University's Success is Rooted in the Spirit of Generosity
By Dr. Tisa Mason on March 2, 2021

A University's Success is Rooted in the Spirit of Generosity “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the...

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