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Statement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Death of St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter

June 14, 2016


“I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Earl H. Potter III, president of St. Cloud State University (SCSU). His passing represents an enormous loss to SCSU and all of higher education.

Earl was a source of wise counsel and a beloved member of the ACE family. He served as an ACE Fellow in 1990-91 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Earl has since spent countless hours giving back to the Fellows Program, both as a mentor and nominator of Fellows. He also served as chair of the ACE Council of Fellows for two consecutive cycles from 2013-15, and led the Council through the Program’s 50th anniversary celebrations. For the past eight years, Earl has been an interviewer for incoming classes of Fellows, further demonstrating his dedication to strengthening the next generation of higher education leaders.

My thoughts and prayers, along with those of all of my colleagues at ACE and the Council of Fellows, are with Earl’s family and friends and the entire St. Cloud State community during this difficult time.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Kelli Meyer ▪ 202-939-9328 ▪​​

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