GSDC Mourns Loss of Vice Chair, Dr. Earl Potter, III

We are profoundly saddened by Earl Potter’s passing in an automobile accident on June 13.  Dr. Earl Potter, III joined our community as president of St. Cloud State University in 2007 and brought with him an understanding of the powerful symbiotic relationship between the greater St. Cloud community and the SCSU campus community.  He demonstrated this by immediately joining with community leaders in creating a vision that called on us all -  public, non-profit, private and campus leaders, students and citizenry -  to commit the very best in us to the well-being of our region. 

Dr. Potter was a leader in the Greater St. Cloud Community Priorities project, out of which the GSDC was formed.  He served as Vice Chair of our corporation since its inception and led our Downtown initiative through 2105.

Our debt of gratitude to Dr. Potter is great.  He was an insightful, thoughtful and courageous man and it has been our privilege to have been the beneficiary of his leadership for the past nine years.   Our achievements have been made possible by his contribution.  

We extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Potter’s wife Christine Marshall Potter, their children and grandchildren – and the entire SCSU campus community – for their loss.  


Bob White

GSDC Board Chair


Posted on June 27, 2016 .