Students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni are mourning the loss of two retired faculty members and a current faculty member.

Dr. Jack Fay, a professor emeritus of accounting in the Kelce College of Business, died Jan. 19, 2018. He was 79. PSU President Dr. Steve Scott called him a “true scholar” who cared deeply about his students. Fay joined the faculty in 1996 and retired at age 78.

Dr. Robert Roy Pavlis, a professor in the Department of Chemistry since 1986, died Nov. 30, 2017. He was 76. Scott said his efforts brought chemistry to life for his students. He retired in 2007. Memorial contributions can be made to the PSU Foundation toward the Robert Pavlis Memorial Scholarship.

Current faculty member Dr. Kathleen Cameron, an associate professor of Justice Studies in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences, died Jan. 24, 2018, after a prolonged illness. She was 66 and had taught at PSU since 1996.

“Dr. Cameron loved teaching and the difference it could make in the life of a student,” Scott said. “She was a leader in the field of Justice Studies, both at our university and on the national stage. On behalf of Pittsburg State University, I offer my condolences to her family and friends.”

Senior Nina Pittman, a justice studies major with an emphasis in criminal justice, said Cameron played a pivotal role in her education and her future.

“Dr. K has made a huge impact in my life and who I am today,” Pittman said. “I can’t thank her enough for always pushing me to my highest potential. She was always reminding me that my work was outstanding and that she loved having me as a student in her classes.”