SHSU Faculty Member Found Dead

Bryan Clifton McHenry, a lecturer in the English department at Sam
Houston State University, was found in his office about 9 p.m. Monday,
unconscious and not breathing.

Kevin Morris, assistant director of the SHSU campus police department,
said that officer Alan Plunkett went to the Evans Building and found
McHenry after he was summoned by a custodial worker.

Morris said that an "unattended death" investigation is being conducted,
but foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy was ordered by Judge Mature and is being conducted by the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office.

McHenry, 52, was from Wyoming. He first came to Sam Houston State as a student in 1973, earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in
1996, and his master's in English in 1998.

He was a full time teacher in the Conroe school district, and taught two evening classes at SHSU.