Executive Division

A Welcome from the Interim President


Interim President Andy Tompkins 1Welcome to Fort Hays State University! This university is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, highly qualified and student-centered faculty, innovative program delivery systems, state-of-the-art facilities, high quality programs that are directly connected to the needs of the job market, and affordable tuition. Our reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship attracts eager partners from higher education and the private sector (both at home and abroad), and has helped make FHSU one of the fastest-growing schools in the nation.

Also, Fort Hays State is a special place full of remarkable people. We are blessed with hard-working and optimistic students, friendly and skilled staff, and teacher-scholars who are not only experts in their fields, but also impassioned mentors who love to teach. We offer award-winning programs on campus and online that lead to stellar post-graduate success. With the unwavering support of FHSU, our students develop into engaged, global citizen-leaders, and our university community makes its transformational impact known at home and abroad.

Fort Hays State University not only has the expertise and resources to effect change in our local, national and international communities, but more importantly we are also a community of students, teachers and staff unified in the audacious belief that institutions can – and should – transform lives and communities.

We are aided in this belief by the generous commitment of our alumni, donors, and Hays community. They are truly our partners, and through their active support and encouragement in providing our students with scholarships and opportunities to excel, our students are set up for a lifetime of success.

I invite you to experience Fort Hays State University – explore this web site or come for a visit and stroll around our cozy, tree-filled campus in Hays, Kansas. You will not only find a friendly university buzzing with the excitement of learning, but you will also discover a community that daily commits itself to excellence in everything we do.

Dr. Andy Tompkins
Interim President
Fort Hays State University


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