Nils Hasselmo, former University of Minnesota president, died Wednesday at the age of 87, the Star Tribune reported.
Hasselmo joined the University as professor of Scandinavian language and literature in 1965 before becoming president from 1988-1997. He also served as the University's vice president for administration and planning and associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts.
"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 University President Eric Kaler in a statement to the University.
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