Lloyd Nielsen, AASA Past President Dies


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 19, 2014 – Lloyd C. Nielsen, former president of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. He was 88.

Nielsen served as president of AASA in 1982-83. A member of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, he served as its president in 1973-74. A career educator, he was named one of the Top 100 school administrators by Executive Educator Magazine in 1980.

Nielsen was named assistant superintendent of the Minnetonka Public Schools (Minnetonka, Minn.) in 1962. He became superintendent of Monongalia County Schools (Morgantown, W.Va.) in 1965. Two years later, he was named superintendent of the Roseville Area School District 623 (Roseville, Minn.), a position he held for more than 17 years.

In 1986, following his retirement, Nielsen served as a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota, working on strengthening the link between colleges and public schools.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.