KARE 11 — St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III died in a one-vehicle crash Monday night, according to the university.
The university released the news on its website and on social media at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Potter was en route to the Twin Cities for a meeting with the SCSU Foundation Board chair, according to the university.
“Earl’s passing is a huge loss to SCSU, to the state of Minnesota, and to higher education,” said Steven J. Rosenstone, Chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in the release on the website and on the university’s Facebook page. “His leadership, on so many fronts, will be missed. Earl was a colleague and a friend – a thoughtful, insightful leader – who cared deeply about the university, its students, and the St. Cloud community. I know he was deeply respected on your campus, as well, and my condolences go out to you all.”