The public is invited to meet the first presidential finalist for Fort Hays State University.

Tisa Mason, current vice president for student affairs at FHSU, will be introduced at a reception at 4:30 p.m. today.

She is one of five finalists for the position, created after longtime FHSU President Edward Hammond last fall announced his retirement, effective this summer.

The reception will be in the Stouffer Lounge, on the second floor of FHSU's Memorial Union.

Dates for the other four finalists' visits to campus are Thursday and Friday, April 1 to 2, April 7 to 8 and April 10 to 11.