She thanked Dugas for helping the Westside Future Fund “focus on providing affordable housing to enable current residents to remain in their beloved neighborhoods for years to come.”
“I deeply believe that if we continue working together, we can achieve our shared vision of building the ‘Beloved Community’ Dr. King would be proud to call home,” Tatum said in a statement.
Before becoming Spelman’s president, Tatum taught and served as dean at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
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