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April 20, 2024 by  
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BLACK EXCELLENCE: DR. TYA R. MATHIS-COLEMAN

DR. TYA R. MATHIS-COLEMAN

Dr. Tya R. Mathis-Coleman currently serves as Deputy Treasurer overseeing the College Savings Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Responsible for helping Nevadans plan, save, and pay for post-secondary education, Dr. Mathis-Coleman is proud to work for an organization with the same values as her own. Believing in the tremendous impact that adults can have on young people, Dr. Mathis-Coleman strives every day to make a positive difference in the lives of others. 

A native of Las Vegas, Dr. Mathis-Coleman is a proud product of the Clark County School District and the Nevada System of Higher Education. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno and she received both her master of public administration and doctor of public policy degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Named “40 Under 40” by Vegas Inc. in 2017 and “Far-West Soror of the Year” in 2019 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she has received several other awards for her commitment to public service. Dr. Mathis-Coleman’s most rewarding experience comes from serving as a part-time instructor at UNLV. She enjoys working with her undergraduate students each semester. 

Serving on the Board of Directors for CASA, L.I.O.N. and the UNLV Alumni Association, Dr. Mathis-Coleman also volunteers with BCON, Les Femmes Douze débutante program, and the Junior League of Las Vegas.

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