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President's Letter to the Community

In Memoriam: Morehouse College Interim President William "Bill" Taggart

June 8, 2017


I bring sad news. This morning I learned of last night's untimely death of William Taggart, interim president of Morehouse College. The Spelman community extends condolences to Bill's family and friends and to the entire Morehouse community.

Bill held a number of executive positions in business and the public sector before joining the Morehouse leadership team, first as chief operating officer and then as interim president. The histories of Spelman and Morehouse have been inextricably bound to each other for over 136 years. Spelman offers support to our neighbor school in the days ahead as Morehouse faces the sudden loss of their leader.

To the Morehouse faculty, students, staff, alumni and trustees, we send love. We will keep you in our prayers.

With sympathy,
Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.