Morehouse College’s interim president dies suddenly

Morehouse College's interim president dies suddenly
William Taggart (Photo source: Morehouse College)

The Morehouse College campus was rocked with the news that interim President William Taggart has died.  According to sources, Taggart suffered an apparent aneurysm. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Taggart took over leadership of Morehouse College after the Board of Trustees did not renew the contract of Dr. John S. Wilson.


The Morehouse College Board of Trustees has released the following statement regarding the sudden death of interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart:

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart, a beloved colleague, father, and friend. For the past two years, Bill devoted himself wholeheartedly to Morehouse College. We are eternally grateful for his loyal support, counsel, and the leadership he provided to students, faculty, and alumni. Throughout his tenure, Bill had a positive impact on Morehouse College and the Greater Atlanta business community. He leaves behind a long legacy of compassion, integrity, and devotion. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”
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