Roland died March 14, 2022, in his hometown of Minneapolis a few weeks short of his 97th birthday.

Before Princeton he served from 1943 to 1946 as an Army sergeant in New Guinea and the Philippines. He majored in the School of International Affairs, was on the debate team, worked on the Sovereign, and belonged to Court.

Not satisfied with his employment in sales and advertising jobs, he heeded advice from two classmates at our 10th reunion and started his own public-relations firm, Minda & Associates. For the next 38 years he used his wit and incisive writing to create legendary PR campaigns that were recognized by many, including with several awards from the Public Relations Society of America.

He served on numerous boards, including 40 years and two presidencies with the Hennepin County Humane Society. After retirement Roland used his experience and talents to create a popular, award-winning TV program, Strictly Seniors, which for 11 years featured hundreds of interviews with celebrities and experts.

At age 52 he married Merle Paull. Together they worked in his agency, traveled the world, particularly loving France and Italy, and hosted our 24th mini-reunion in Minneapolis. He was a history buff and avid reader.

Roland is survived by Merle, three stepchildren, and four grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1950