Sophomore Found Dead in Walsh

Michael Gannon, a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management (CSOM) from Lake Forest, Ill., was found dead in his Walsh Hall dorm room on Saturday, April 28. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but police have ruled out foul play. Gannon was a member of both the Boston College swim team and the water polo team.

In an e-mail to students yesterday, Patrick Rombalski, vice president for Student Affairs, informed the student body of Gannon’s passing.

“It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our students today on campus,” Rombalski wrote.

Gannon’s sister, Michelle Gannon, is a senior in CSOM.

Rombalski also informed the community of the availability of counseling to any who may require them.

“I want you to know that counseling services are available to students this evening and throughout the weekend,” Rombalski wrote. “We encourage you to avail yourself of these resources if needed, and to look out for one another as we as a community deal with this untimely death.”

Staff from the Office of Residential Life, University counselors, and Campus Ministers are available to all students at any time.


April 30, 2012