Statement on the passing of William J. “Bill” Taggart
Operation HOPE extends sincere condolences to the family members and colleagues of Bill Taggart on his passing. Taggart, a respected Atlanta business and civic leader and Interim President of Morehouse College, was a member of Just Brothers, a collaborative of African-American men in Atlanta founded by Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant.
“The entire HOPE family joins the Atlanta community in mourning the sudden loss of Bill,” Bryant said. “We remember his exceptional leadership and valuable contributions to Morehouse College and Atlanta as a whole, and send love to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Taggart was appointed to lead Morehouse College on April 7, 2017. Prior to that, he served as the College's Chief Operating Officer, beginning in 2015.