REMINDER: Inauguration for new FHSU president set for Friday, Sept. 14

NOTE : Media passes for the inauguration ceremony in Gross Memorial Coliseum are available by calling University Relations and Marketing, 785-628-4206, or emailing

HAYS, Kan. – Dr. Tisa Mason will be inaugurated as the 10th president of Fort Hays State University in a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Gross Memorial Coliseum at Fort Hays State University.

The ceremony will include performances by the Fort Hays Singers and the FHSU Wind Ensemble. Members of the Hays and campus communities will deliver video greetings.

Dr. Jeff Briggs, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, will deliver the welcome, and Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

The investiture ceremony, and the presentation of the university mace and medallion, will be conducted by Dennis A. Mullin, KBOR chair. President Mason’s inaugural address will follow the presentation.

The Celebration on the Quad – with food, activities and opportunities to meet President Mason – will follow the ceremony, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m.

Shuttle service will be provided between Gross Coliseum, Gate 2, and the Quad until 1:30 p.m.

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