Eric Sturgis of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting Bill Taggart, Morehouse College’s interim president, has died. Sturgis reports:
“The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution an autopsy will be conducted Thursday. Taggart was named interim president in April. The college’s board of trustees released the following statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
‘We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of 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.’”
Taggart was previously COO of Wachovia Securities, LLC, COO of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education and President and CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group. Taggart’s wife Lydia Rose Roston Taggart passed away in 2013. He is survived by their daughter Elizabeth Fortune Taggart.
Read more at AJC.com.