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President Tisa Mason

Note: Tisa Mason, Ed.D., CAE, president of Valley City State University, was selected to become the next president of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, by the Kansas Board of Regents on Nov. 3, 2017. Read more:

Margaret Dahlberg, vice president for academic affairs, was selected to serve as VCSU interim president effective Dec. 16, 2017, by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education on Nov. 30, 2017.
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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.