INSIGHT Into Diversity — This week, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) in Minnesota is mourning late President Earl H. Potter III, who died in a one-vehicle car crash Monday night in Brooklyn Center.
Potter, who had served as the university’s president since 2007, was known for his commitment to creating an inclusive campus. At a press conference Tuesday, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and colleagues remembered Potter and the work he did to improve SCSU.
“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. “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.”