Roland Dille

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Roland Dille
Roland Paul Dille

September 16, 1924
DiedMay 26, 2014
Occupationpresident of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Roland Paul Dille (September 16, 1924 – May 26, 2014) was an American academic. He was president of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) from 1968 to 1994.


Dille was born on a farm near Dassel, Minnesota. He took a bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the University of Minnesota.[1] After military service, he earned a doctorate from Minnesota in 1962, with a thesis "David Garnett and the Bloomsbury group."[2]


From 1956 to 1961 he taught at St. Olaf College in Southfield, then at California Lutheran College, and finally came to Moorhead in 1963. He was dean of academic affairs there from 1966, and president from 1968. He retired in 1994.