President M. Christopher Brown II, Ph. D., on behalf of Kentucky State University, extends heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the family of William J. Taggart, interim president of Morehouse College, who passed unexpectedly at his home Thursday, June 8. He was 55.

President Brown says the highly respected leader and champion of higher education will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

“Taggart was beloved by his students,” President Brown said. “He knew the true value of higher education and encouraged his students to pursue their education with both passion and purpose. The impact of his legacy of service as a leader and champion in higher education will be remembered. May his family and loved ones be strengthened and comforted knowing that his legacy will live on.”