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Fort Hays State University
Fort Hays State University

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Fort Hays State University is a liberal and applied arts, state-assisted institution with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students and is located in Hays, Kan. A graduate program through the master's degree is offered in most subject matter fields. The specialist degree is offered in some areas. The university is fully accredited by several national agencies and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas. FHSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Hays has a population near 20,000 and is the county seat of Ellis County. We are proud of our outstanding educational opportunities and we have one of the finest medical facilities in western and central Kansas. Much of the economy of Ellis County is based on ag related jobs. We are fortunate to be surrounded by productive agricultural land and large underground oil reserves. The industrial, commercial and retail growth in recent years has established Hays as the retail and trade center for Northwest Kansas. Community assets include the Chestnut Street District in Historic Downtown Hays with its unique shopping, galleries, and eateries. The Hays Arts Council is the oldest local arts agency in Kansas and has successfully fostered a strong and nationally notable arts community. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus is home to the Encore Series, the Hays Symphony, university events and other national and world caliber performances. FHSU athletes compete on the NCAA Division II level. Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two lakes providing boating and other water sports. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to both Kansas City and Denver. Web site: http://discoverhays.com.

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Equal Opportunity Employment and Non-Discrimination Policy

Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The director of affirmative action, coordinator of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 and ADA regulations, may be contacted at 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099, (785) 628-4033.

Immigration Reform Act

The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires both identity and eligibility for employment proof within three days of employment.


Tom Kuhn, Personnel Director
Fort Hays State University
Picken Hall 207
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-4462
(785) 628-4006

Ed Howell, Director of Police & Security              
Fort Hays State University                                 
Brooks Building 112  
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601 
(785) 628-5304
(785) 628-5319