His leadership reflected the values instilled in him as a Coast Guard officer: service to country, service to students and service to one another.
Among President Potter’s most deeply held beliefs was his commitment to inclusion and diversity. He saw St. Cloud State as uniquely positioned to provide access to underrepresented students such as first generation students and students of color so that they might attain their degrees and realize their ambitions.
He worked tirelessly to create campus resources which would support their success as students and recognized
the tremendous financial challenges facing these students.
The purpose of the President Earl H. Potter III Memorial Scholarship fund is to support underrepresented
students at St. Cloud State University, including first generation students and students of color.