ATLANTA-- Morehouse College appointed Bill Taggert as Interim President Friday, according to a release from the school.

The Morehouse Board of Trustees unanimously voted to implement several leadership changes, including the selection of Taggert as president.

Former president John Wilson announced he would be stepping down in June of 2017, however the Board voted for the changes to be enacted immediately.

Taggert has been the Chief Operating Officer of Morehouse since 2015. He will assume the day-to-day leadership responsibilities until a new President is hired.