As the chair of the St. Cloud State University Foundation Board I had the privilege of working closely President Earl H. Potter. His sudden passing is a loss to the entire campus community, but I am encouraged by the fact he assembled a great
leadership team and that Provost Ashish Vaidya has been named Interim President for two years.
President Potter was committed to resource development and its importance to the future of St. Cloud State. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees stands in full support of President Vaidya as he assumes the mantle of leadership at the University. President Vaidya is committed to working with the Foundation Board and staff to continue to explore
important opportunities for private investment from alumni and friends in conjunction with the University’s Sesquicentennial in 2019.
The Foundation Board is committed to bringing strong governance, oversight and policy making to its work with the Foundation and University Advancement. In doing so, we strive to give to you, our donor community confidence that we will be
good stewards of the gifts you share with us for the benefit of our students, faculty and staff. Thank you for your loyal support.
– Sherry Smith ‘83