A Long Beach State lecturer died in his classroom in Engineering 3 sometime during the morning of Oct. 17, University Police Department Capt. John Brockie confirmed Monday.
The individual has been identified as Vahe Kludjian, lecturer of civil engineering and construction management.
Brockie said that Kludjian appeared to die as a result of natural causes and that there is no evidence at this time of “foul play.”
Kludjian was found by another faculty member, Brockie said, and was already deceased by the time Long Beach Fire Department and law enforcement officers arrived on the scene Saturday morning.
According to Brockie, Kludjian was scheduled to teach a lab class on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 17.
Working at the Beach since 2005, Kludjian worked with the American Society of Civil Engineers student competition team. He was often seen on campus helping the team before competitions.
Madalyn Amato, editor in chief, and Jacob Powers, sports editor, contributed to this article. This story was updated on Nov. 5 to correct information regarding Kludjian’s passing.