Coppin State University has announced the death of long-time administrator, alumnus, and supporter, Dr. Clayton McNeill.

McNeill, a member of the CSU class of 1969, served as vice president of Student Life and executive vice president of Administration and Finance during his career at Coppin, according to the announcement from the university.

McNeill and his wife, Pamela, of the class of 1970, established two endowed scholarships in the Coppin State University Development Foundation. They were recently inducted into the Foundation Merit Scholarship Program as founding members.

Since his retirement in 2006, Dr. McNeill continued to serve CSU by being an active member of the CSU Alumni Association.

“He was a tower of strength and a man I greatly admired,” said Kyle Locke, director of Athletic Development. “He will be missed.”