Kansas State chooses new provost, senior VP

? Kansas State University has chosen a dean from Colorado State University to be its new provost and senior vice president.

Kansas State president Kirk Schulz announced Tuesday that April Mason will start work on Jan. 10 after she passes a background check. She’ll be paid $305,000 and other incentives.

Mason currently is dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State. She earned a master’s degree in plant pathology and a doctorate in food and nutrition from Purdue University. She worked at Purdue before moving to Colorado State.

Mason is chairwoman of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Board on Human Sciences.