Former University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo passes away at age 87
President Hasselmo relentlessly championed the value of the University to all Minnesotans. In an editorial written for publication on his last day as President on June 30, 1997, he noted that “We must all understand the unique nature of Minnesota's only research, land-grant University. It should not and cannot be exactly like any other institution.”
“The University of Minnesota has lost a dedicated member of our community. Nils was a remarkable higher education leader, and our University is better because of his service,” said President Eric Kaler.