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President Tisa Mason

Tisa Mason, Ed.D., CAE, began her work as VCSU president on Dec. 15, 2014. Mason was appointed VCSU president by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) at its meeting on the VCSU campus Oct. 30, 2014.

President Mason came to Valley City from Hays, Kan., where she served as vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays State University. She previously served as dean of student life at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in Whitewater, Wis., and as executive director of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and Foundation in Indianapolis, Ind.

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 in Education degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/anthropology from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. She also holds the Certified Association Executive professional certification.