St. Cloud Times – Leaders from the area and around the state mourn the loss Earl H. Potter III; here are a few of their thoughts on SCSU’s former president:
“This was home to him and his family.” – Ashish Vaidya, St. Cloud State University provost and acting president.
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned late last night of the tragic death of St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter. President Potter accompanied me on all four of my international trade missions, as he sought to find new students for the university and to expand educational opportunities for St. Cloud State’s present students. We worked together on several other projects benefiting the university. He loved St. Cloud State University, and he loved the students, faculty, and staff with whom he worked. I extend my deepest condolences to all of them and to his family for their terrible loss.” – Gov. Mark Dayton.