By Lynda Jensen
FARGO/MOORHEAD Dassel native Dr. Roland Dille is the subject of a slide show and video composed by the Forum newspaper of Fargo-Moorhead, which was posted recently.
The slide show is a small documentary on Dille’s life at the university, and features recordings of his voice.
Over the years, Dille has done many notable things. First, he taught classes at the U of M, and obtained his Ph.D. He then taught at Moorhead State University for three years before becoming a dean and then the president.
Dille has also served as president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and for six years on the National Endowment for the Humanities, for which he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter.
“I have to admit that I’d rather visit Dassel than Washington, DC,” has confessed in the past.
Last November, Dille celebrated 70 years as an occasional writer for the Dassel Dispatch, and the Enterprise-Dispatch.
He has also written four musicals for the Dassel Area Historical Society, and he is currently working on a book about the history of the Dassel area with Phyllis Carlson.
Having grown up in Dassel and beginning a career elsewhere, Dassel for Dille, is “a place to have dreams and live them out,” he said.