By BECKY KISER
The first of five finalist candidates for president of Fort Hays State University met with the public Monday afternoon.
Many Hays residents already know Dr. Tisa Mason. She’s the current vice president of student affairs at Fort Hays State, serving in that position since 2008.
While greeting about 70 well-wishers in Stouffer Lounge, Mason talked about her priorities if selected by the Kansas Board of Regents:
The Search Committee is scheduled to present its candidate recommendations to the Board of Regents on April 22. The Regents will announce its selection the week of April 28.
The schedule has been released for the remaining presidential candidate visits to campus:
Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28
Announcement of candidate, noon Wednesday, March 26
Public/campus reception 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27
News conference 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 28
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1 and 2
Announcement of candidate, noon Monday, March 31
Public/campus reception 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1
News conference 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2
Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8
Announcement of candidate, noon Sunday, April 6
Public/campus reception 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 7
News conference 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8
Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11
Announcement of candidate, noon Wednesday, April 9
Public/campus reception 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10
News conference 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 11