The Fort Hays State University Foundation has announced that Jason Ball will be joining the staff as a director of development.

As one of the Foundation's directors of development, Ball will be responsible for raising endowment, capital, and other financial support to meet the funding needs of the university. Fort Hays State is in the midst of the largest fundraising campaign in school history — the Journey campaign — with a goal of raising $100 million in support of scholarships, academics, student life and athletics.

“Being a third generation Tiger, FHSU has had a great impact on my life. Through joining the Foundation team, I will be able to give back and enable future generations the same great opportunities I have had,” said Ball.

He earned both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Fort Hays State, and he was a member of the Tiger men’s basketball team from 2010 to 2014. Since graduating, he has stayed active with the university by being a member of the Tiger Athletic Auction Committee. He also chaired the FHSU Foundation’s annual Community Campaign this year after serving as a volunteer for four years.

“I look forward to continuing the lasting relationships with those who have a passion for FHSU, while creating and developing future ones,” Ball said.

“Jason has a history of building authentic relationships, which combined with his accounting and financial knowledge, make him a great fit to help us achieve our mission,” said Jason Williby, president and CEO of the FHSU Foundation.

Established in 1945, the FHSU Foundation is committed to cultivating lasting relationships with alumni, friends, corporations and other organizations who have a passion for Fort Hays State and who want to continue its legacy of excellence. As an independent, non-profit organization, the Foundation’s donors have an impact on all facets of university life, and their support continues to translate into success for students and the FHSU learning environment.

To learn more about the FHSU Foundation and the Journey Campaign, visit, call (785) 628-5620 or email