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Bill Tietz

Post by imacat » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:37 pm

Montana State lost one of it’s leaders. Thank you Dr. Tietz.

http://www.montana.edu/president/commun ... tietz.html



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Re: Bill Tietz

Post by kevin donovan » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:08 pm

He was an awesome conversationalist. I sat next to him on the Bobcat Football Team plane more than one once. All the best to his family...


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Re: Bill Tietz

Post by gtapp » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:31 pm

He was President while I was going to MSU. The school was very well run and I heard only great things about him.


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Re: Bill Tietz

Post by Catfanatic84 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:36 am

I met Bill at the entrance to Montana Hall one morning.....he held the door open for me....a young naive kid from rural Montana....that made a big impression on me that day......and the more I thought about it, what a life lesson. Here was the President of a large university holding the door open for a student. Taught me that leadership is all about serving those around you...no matter their place in life. RIP Bill Tietz!



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Re: Bill Tietz

Post by ilovethecats » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:40 am

Catfanatic84 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:36 am
I met Bill at the entrance to Montana Hall one morning.....he held the door open for me....a young naive kid from rural Montana....that made a big impression on me that day......and the more I thought about it, what a life lesson. Here was the President of a large university holding the door open for a student. Taught me that leadership is all about serving those around you...no matter their place in life. RIP Bill Tietz!
Awesome post! =D^



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Re: Bill Tietz

Post by desmond1957 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:36 pm

I taught for 36 years at MSU starting under Roland Renne and ending with Malone. Of all those presidents two stood out head and shoulders above the rest, Leon Johnson and Bill Tietz. Both were not only true leaders but MEN who never put themselves above the faculty who were lucky enough to serve while they were presidents. It was Bill who really turned MSU into a powerhouse in the field of research but at the same time gave equal emphasis to teaching. Each year Bill would appear unannounced in my classes just to see "how I mixed brilliance and BS to pack 750 students into my classes year after year". Afterwards we'd have a coke at the SUB have a few laughs and discuss weighty matters such as the current athletic outlook. Bill had the rare ability to make everyone feel they were equals who had something important to add to his day and MSU. To those of us who were fortunate enough to be at MSU during that period he will always be BILL, will always be remembered and NEVER be replaced. To me, he was truly "a man to ride the river with". Rest in peace, Bill, you will always be in my heart.



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