2018 Parade Marshals
Tya R. Mathis-Coleman is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a proud product of the Clark County School District and the Nevada System of Higher Education. She received her Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Reno and she received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007.
Thanks to her parents, giving back to her community is an important part of her foundation. Tya is a passionate public servant of Southern Nevada. She volunteers with the Les Femmes Douze Debutante Program, the Junior League of Las Vegas and with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She has been a very active member of the sorority since her initiation into the Tau Mu Chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2004. Since she transitioned to the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter she has served in several capacities. Currently, she is the Immediate Past President of the local chapter, the Nevada State Coordinator and the local scholarship chairperson. She also serves as the President of the local chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Each academic year, Mathis-Coleman serves as a volunteer with the Black Community Organizations Network Committee (BCON) where she is responsible for the annual scholarship program. She is also an appointed member of the NSHE Chancellor’s Diversity Roundtable.
For her professional career, Mathis-Coleman currently serves as the Director of Recruitment for Diversity and High Need Areas for the Clark County School District Human Resources Unit. She feels privileged to work for an organization with the same values as her own. Tya believes in the tremendous impact that a person can have on the lives of people. She strives to make a difference in the lives of others daily.
In March of 2016, Tya was named, “Greek Woman of the Year” by the Pi Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She received the public service award presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Theta Pi Lambda Chapter at their Western Regional Conference in 2017 and was named one of Vegas Inc’s “40 Under 40” in April 2017.
S.T.A.R 3 Award (1st place Reclamation Award) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 51st National Convention (2013)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Las Vegas Chapter: Lawrence Weekly Public Service Award Recipient (June 2007)
UNLV Commencement Speaker (May 2007)
University of Nevada, Reno-Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award Recipient (May 2004)
Nevada State Legislature, 72nd Session Legislative Intern of Year Recipient (2003)
Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities (2003)
NEW Leadership Nevada Graduate (Women’s Research Institute of Nevada) (2003)
In her free time, Tya enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Tya is married to Sebern Coleman Jr. and is the daughter of Raymond and Dr. Beverly Mathis.