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Longtime RCTC leader Charles Hill dies

Charles E. Hill, who led Rochester Community and Technical College during a period of rapid growth, died today.

Hill, who grew up in Clarion, Iowa, was appointed dean of what was then called Rochester Junior College in 1953. He was appointed president in 1967.

"During his 29 years at the college, he saw college enrollment grow rapidly and presided over the college move from a single building in downtown Rochester (the Coffman building) to this lovely wooded campus," according to the program for the 1987 dedication of RCTC's Charles E. Hill Theatre named after him.

Hill retired in August 1982 and was granted Emeritus status.

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