Matt Branam

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Matt Branam
Born Matthew Branam
July 20, 1954 (1954-07-20)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Died April 20, 2012 (2012-04-21) (aged 57)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Occupation Former President of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Matthew Branam (July 2, 1954 – April 20, 2012) was the 14th president of Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology.


Everett Matthew Branam was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on 2 July 1954. He studied at Indiana State University and Taylor University before graduating from Rose-Hulman in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Branam became president after serving as interim president for two years. He was elected president of his alma mater by the college’s Board of Trustees during a special board meeting in Indianapolis on December 4, 2009.[1]

Before coming to Rose-Hulman, Matt Branam managed the American Red Cross as its first chief operating officer and led a turnaround in the agency’s fiscal position.[2] Before joining the American Red Cross, Branam had a 24-year career with UPS (formerly called United Parcel Service), including service as its vice president of public affairs in Washington, D.C.

He died on April 20, 2012 of a heart attack.[3]


  1. ^ "Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology". 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  2. ^ "American Red Cross COO Matt Branam Moves On to New Challenges | Business Wire". Find Articles. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ Ekl, Tim. "Matt Branam passes away – The Rose Thorn". Retrieved 2012-04-20.