In Memory: Thomas Dortch Jr. 1950-2023


Full obituary can be found here.

From AUCC Board Member and Clark Atlanta University President, George T. French, Jr., Ph.D.

The Clark Atlanta University family sadly announces the transition of alumnus, supporter, dear friend, and Board of Trustee member, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.

Trustee Dortch was a pilar within the nation, while also wielding international influence. Such influence was exhibited through his commitment to civic engagement and economic empowerment for African Americans across the Diaspora.

As servant leader dedicated to improving the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities, Trustee Dortch prioritized higher education attainment, mentoring, and the deliberate engagement of upward mobility strategies and training opportunities for the beloved community.

Thank you Trustee Dortch, for exemplifying our “Culture for Service,” while “Finding a Way or Making One,” when necessary.

Visionary Leader. Trailblazer. Eternal Optimist. Unrelenting social justice advocate. World Changer. Game Changer.

The Atlanta University Center Consortium shares the sentiment of our CAU family and HBCU’s around the country, Mr. Dortch touched through his philanthropic efforts there and as member and former Chairman of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. and Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., where he was an active member for over 37 years. 

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Saturday, February 25, 2023

11:00 a.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest Ga. 30038 

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