Harold Martin Jr. to Lead Morehouse College in Atlanta

The board of trustees of Morehouse College, the liberal arts educational institution for Black men in Atlanta, has named Harold Martin Jr. as interim president. William J. Taggart, who had been serving as interim president, died in June at the age of 55 after suffering an aneurysm. (See JBHE post.)

Martin is a summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was valedictorian of the Class of 2002. He went on to earn an MBA at Harvard Business School and a juris doctorate at Yale Law School.

Martin has been a member of the board of trustees of Morehouse College since 2014. He is a former associate partner at McKinsey and Company, a leading management consulting company. Most recently, Martin has built a private consulting practice and an investment firm in Atlanta.

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