A North Dakota college president has been selected to serve as the new president of Fort Hays State University, officials said Friday.
The Kansas Board of Regents appointed Tisa Mason, drawing her back to FHSU from Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D. She was hired at Valley City State in October 2014. At that time, she was vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays.
“I’m honored to accept the role of president at Fort Hays State University and once again join this outstanding community,” Mason said. “I’m excited to work with the students, faculty and staff of this leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university.”
She replaces Andy Tompkins, who served as interim president at Fort Hays in December 2016. He filled in following the resignation of FHSU President Mirta Martin.
Mason is originally from Massachusetts and has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Christopher Newport University in Virginia and Hanover College in Indiana. She was executive director of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and Foundation, also in Indiana.
She holds a doctorate in education from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, a master’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Transylvania University in Kentucky.