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K.C. Potter

Posted by on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Uncategorized.

K.C. Potter

Portrait Details:

Artist: Jared Small 

Year: 2019

Location: Kirkland Hall



K.C. Potter, Vanderbilt dean of residential and judicial affairs, emeritus, graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1964. He went on to work as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Tennessee from 1964 to 1965. Potter came back to Vanderbilt in 1965, serving until his retirement in 1998 in key administrative capacities, including assistant dean of men and associate dean in the Office of Student Life. While he was dean of residential and judicial affairs, Potter mediated many difficult situations, as the campus moved through several transformative decades. In 2008, Euclid House on West Side Row, home of the Of ce of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life, was named in honor of Potter, who supported the LGBTQI community and helped to foster a more inclusive and affirming environment on campus. The K.C. Potter Center celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018.

Additional recognitions, awards and news

K.C. Potter Center celebrates 10 years of educating and engaging the Vanderbilt community

October is LGBTQI History Month: a time to reflect, celebrate and educate

Influential former administrator featured in documentary chronicling Nashville’s LGBT community

Vanderbilt dedicates K.C. Potter Center | Out and About Nashville


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