Each Tuesday the HBCU Campaign Fund organization will highlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves at a Historically Black College and University.
This initiative recognizes the current individuals who serve historically black colleges and universities changing and educating lives daily and producing visionary leaders of the next generation.
This Tuesday (1/26/16) highlight feature Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack (pictured on the right),
President of Harris-Stowe State University.
Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack was named in 2014 as the President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis and at the age of 37 is one of the youngest serving presidents of a four-year institution in the nation. Within five months of his arrival to Harris-Stowe he raised a million dollars for student scholarships and for infrastructure needs.
Dr. Warmack earned a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in sociology from Delta State University. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in higher education from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He is a peer reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission, the largest regional accreditation body in the United States.
He is both a scholar, practitioner and possesses a wealth of experiences in program design, faculty and student development, assessment and accreditation. Prior to his appointment as president of Harris-Stowe, he served as senior vice president, administration and student services at Bethune-Cookman University overseeing a staff of 170. His successes include oversight of a multi-million dollar renovation of the institution’s residence halls. Prior to his tenure at Bethune-Cookman, he was the associate dean of students at Rhodes Colleges in Memphis, where he had oversight of student affairs areas including judicial affairs, student activities, Greek life, new student and parent orientation and multicultural affairs. Warmack has also held positions at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, and Delta State University.
Warmack provides a brand of leadership and that is characterized by an unqualified insistence on data-driven decision-making and a commitment to higher education’s current best practices. A visionary with a unique understanding and appreciation for today’s millennial students, he is committed to academic integration and the holistic development of students. Dr. Warmack is committed to developing programs that promote diversity and pluralism.
He has received several awards for his work in higher education and the community. He received the Delta State University Young Alumni Award and was recently inducted into the institution’s Hall of Fame. He served as a Board member for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) Foundation, the Alumni Board of Directors for Delta State University. He currently serves on the boards of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Grand Center and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Over the years he has presented more than 120 diversity and leadership presentations and workshops to array of individuals and group.
For more information about Harris-Stowe State University, visit www.hssu.edu.