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William Tietz ’50

William, president emeritus of Montana State University, died June 10, 2020.

Bill served as president of MSU from 1977 to 1990, supporting innovation in education, pushing for programs to welcome more Native American students, and promoting research. He launched the university’s Tech Park as an incubator to turn university research into commercial enterprises and to boost Montana’s then-depressed economy, and last spring he received an honorary doctorate, MSU’s highest honor.

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