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FRANKFORT – President M. Christopher Brown II 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.”

ABOUT KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY

Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 land grant University affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 2,000 students.