At one with the community: Message from the chair
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
There’s a renewed energy on the St. Cloud State University campus, and at a time when some are feeling more than a little anxiety about the future, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Those of us privileged to be part of this exciting forward movement know we’re still investing in a sure thing: graduates primed to build better communities, better schools, better businesses and a better future.
It’s evident that President Earl H. Potter III’s leadership is helping build increased pride in St. Cloud State throughout the community and the state. The St. Cloud Times named President Potter the community’s top “Difference Maker” for 2008, stating that he “is leading the university and the community toward many important and far-reaching changes.” The newspaper’s tribute went on to say of the president:
“In concert with the city and private developers, he and the university unveiled this year plans for a massive upgrade to the National Hockey Center along with redeveloping Fifth Avenue all the way north to the St. Cloud Civic Center. Plus, his work with area legislators helped the university acquire critical funding to expand key university facilities.”
Building pride in our University translates into immeasurable benefits for all in the St. Cloud State family. For students, faculty and staff, it means resources to enhance teaching and learning. It means opportunities for scholarships and options for learning experiences that build character and broaden horizons. For alumni, it means increased value in a St. Cloud State degree. Overall, it means increased interest in the institution’s future.
This past year St. Cloud State’s supporters have mobilized to join in the positive wave of progress and foundation-building. Some of the highlights during fiscal year 2008 included:
Thank you for your support of St. Cloud State and the scholarships that are so crucial to providing access to the education that will fulfill the dreams of many deserving students. I hope you join me in building on the important goals that will continue to keep St. Cloud State moving forward.
Robert E. White ’70