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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman President Matt Branam dies

TERRE HAUTE – A spokesman at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says the school president had a medical emergency in his office and died after being rushed to a nearby hospital.

Dale Long said the cause of death for Matt Branam wasn't immediately known. Long said he didn't have details about the medical emergency other than it happened Friday morning. Branam died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Long said the school's board of trustees Chairman William Fenoglio announced Branam's death to the campus community a little after noon. Fenoglio called Branam a visionary leader, a dedicated alumnus and good friend

Branam was elected the 14th president of the engineering school in December 2009.

Long said Fenoglio was meeting with school leaders Friday afternoon.