The board of regents of Harris-Stowe State University, a historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, has selected Dwaun J. Warmack as the next president of the university. The university enrolls about 1,500 students in 14 different degree programs. African Americans make up 84 percent of the student body. Dr. Warmack will take office on July 14.
In 2010, at the age of 33, Dr. Warmack was appointed the youngest vice president in the history of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 2013 he was promoted to senior vice president for administration and student services.
“I am excited about helping Harris-Stowe move forward confidently and vigorously,” said Dr. Warmack. “I am eager to work with the Harris-Stowe and St. Louis communities to strengthen recruitment and graduation rates, enhance alumni and community engagement, and position the university as a significant asset in a growing, thriving region. I have a special interest in improving the educational attainment of African-American males, but I am also committed to Harris-Stowe being a beacon of opportunity for all students.”
Dr. Warmack holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. He earned an educational doctorate from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.