Deputy Treasurer | Nevada State Treasurer
Dr. Tya R. Mathis-Coleman serves as the Deputy Treasurer overseeing the College Savings Division for the State Treasurer’s Office. She is responsible for helping Nevadan’s plan, save and pay for post-secondary education. 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 young people. She strives to make a difference in the lives of others daily. Mathis-Coleman is a passionate public servant of Southern Nevada who is committed to public education. She is a knowledgeable executive with extensive practical experience and knowledge of leadership and program development, inclusion & diversity, talent acquisition, strategic planning, employee relations, branding, and community engagement. Mathis-Coleman is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada and 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 (UNR) and both her Master of Public Administration degree and Doctor of Public Policy degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She volunteers with the Black Community Organization Network (BCON), Les Femmes Douze debutante program, the Junior League of Las Vegas with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and currently serves on the Board of Directors for CASA, Age-On, L.I.O.N and the UNLV Alumni Association. Dr. Mathis-Colman was named “40 Under 40” by Vegas Inc. in 2017, Farwest Soror of the Year in 2019 and has received several awards for her commitment to public service. Her most rewarding experience comes from serving as a part-time instructor at UNLV. She enjoys working with her undergraduate students each semester. Mathis-Coleman loves spending time with family and friends. She is the eldest daughter of Raymond and Dr. Beverly Mathis. Tya is married to Dr. Sebern Coleman, Jr. and they have one daughter, the love of her life, Hunter Grace (age 4)
Overview: The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., in collaboration with State Farm, established and implemented the Dollars and $ense Youth Investment Competition to address and help eradicate financial illiteracy among youth of color. This rigorous financial literacy program was designed to provide high school students with early opportunities to learn and apply best practice principles for saving and investing. Attendees will get to witness the finalists compete for their chance to win scholarships and earn the Championship title and trophy.