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Statements on the passing of Interim Morehouse College President William “Bill” Taggart

Post Date:06/08/2017 2:47 PM

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303 

Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
(404) 330-6309/392-0159


June 8, 2017

Statements on the passing of Interim Morehouse College President William “Bill” Taggart

"I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of William Taggart, the Interim President of Morehouse College.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Morehouse community and with the Taggart Family.  As the daughter of a Morehouse graduate, I am grateful for the years of dedicated service Mr. Taggart gave to our beloved Morehouse.  Mr. Taggart provided sound direction and principled leadership to Morehouse College at a point when it was facing a serious leadership crisis.  His legacy will long be remembered and deeply appreciated."Natalyn Archibong, City Councilmember, District 5


“Our city has lost one its great community and business leaders with the passing of Bill Taggart. I had the privilege of working with Bill on a city-wide initiative several years ago. Through that experience and our friendship since, I have held a deep admiration for his vision, acumen, compassion, and commitment to moving Atlanta forward. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”Alex Wan, City Councilmember, District 6


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