Dr. Neal Gamsky, former dean of students and vice president of Student Affairs, died July 31 at age 90. He served as vice president from 1974 until his retirement in 1991, at which time he created a master’s program in college student personnel administration for ISU.

Gamsky came to Illinois State in 1970 after completing a doctorate in counseling and clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the Department of Psychology with the mandate to develop a campus counseling center.

He became a full professor who co-authored a textbook on counseling and published in educational and psychological journals. Gamsky was the first director of the counseling center, which was a nationally recognized model for other universities.

He is survived by his wife, Irene, two daughters, three grandchildren, a special niece and her three children. Memorials may be made to the Neal R. Gamsky Quality of Student Life Award at Illinois State by calling (309) 438-2294 or online at Giving.IllinoisState.edu/fund/gamsky.