Pioneer Press — Earl H. Potter III, the president of Minnesota’s St. Cloud State University, died in a highway crash. He was 69.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone said in a statement that Potter died Monday evening in a crash as he drove to the Twin Cities for a foundation board meeting. University spokesman Loren Boone confirmed Potter’s death.
After spending more than two decades in higher education administration across the country, Potter took the reins at St. Cloud State in 2007. He was set to serve through at least June 2019 after accepting a three-year extension this winter.