Celebration honors life and work of former MSU President Tietz

From 1977-1900, William Tietz served as the ninth president of Montana State University. Friday, Oct. 4 a celebration will be held in Tietz’ honor.

During Tietz’ 13-year-term, he is credited with many achievements, including supporting the development of the undergraduate CORE curriculum, the expansion of education opportunities for Native Americans and emphasizing research and creativity.

Beginning at 3 p.m., a topic symposium will be held in the Thayer Conference Room in the Plant Biosciences Building. The symposium will include Tietz, his colleagues and other administrators participating in “A University Comes of Age: Reflections on the Tietz Years 1977-1990.”

A reception is set immediately following the symposium in the Mathre Courtyard of the Plant Biosciences Building.

These events of celebration are free, however an RSVP is encouraged and can be made online at msuaf.org/tietz or by calling (855) 850-2586.