Valley City State University campus success

December 5, 2017

President Mason selected for Fort Hays State University presidency

Tisa Mason, Ed.D., CAE, president of Valley City State University, has been selected to become the next president of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., by the Kansas Board of Regents and will leave VCSU in mid-December 2017 after three years in Valley City. Prior to joining VCSU, she had served Fort Hays State University as vice president for student affairs. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education will direct the search for Mason’s successor at VCSU.


VP Dahlberg to serve as VCSU interim president

Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., VCSU vice president for academic affairs, has been appointed interim president at Valley City State University by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, effective Dec. 16, 2017. Dahlberg succeeds Tisa Mason, who resigned from VCSU to accept the presidency of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Dahlberg is returning to a familiar role as interim president, having served in that same capacity from July–December 2014, between the departure of former president Steve Shirley to Minot State University and the arrival of Mason. Formerly professor of English and chair of the communication arts department, Dahlberg was appointed interim vice president for academic affairs in April 2009. In January 2010, she was named vice president for academic affairs.


VCSU honored as ‘Outstanding School’ by Special Olympics North Dakota

Valley City State University was honored as the 2017 Outstanding School by Special Olympics North Dakota at its annual State Awards Banquet at Delta Hotels Fargo on Nov. 18. President Tisa Mason accepted the award on behalf of the university. VCSU was one of 16 organizations, individuals, and businesses throughout the state recognized for their outstanding commitment and support by Special Olympics North Dakota.