Dr. Dwaun Warmack: President
Dr. Warmack is originally from Detroit, MI and a graduate of Finney High School. He attended Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI and holds a bachelor’s degree in education and master's degree in sociology from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. He has a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a specialization in higher education from Union University in Jackson, TN.
Dr. Warmack was appointed president of Harris-Stowe State University in July 2014, and brings more than 16 years of experience in higher education to the position. A student-centered, customer service-oriented, and transformational leader, Dr. Warmack became the vice president for student affairs on July 1, 2010 at Bethune-Cookman University at the age of 33, making him the youngest vice president in school history. On June 1, 2013 Warmack was promoted to senior vice president for Administration and Student Services.
Prior to his tenure at Bethune-Cookman, he was the associate dean of students at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he had oversight of student affairs areas including judicial affairs, student activities, Greek life, new student and parent orientation, and multicultural affairs. While at Rhodes, he served on the institution's SACS Reaffirmation Committee. Warmack has also held positions at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and Delta State University in Cleveland Mississippi.
In addition, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack was the 2008 recipient of the Dr. Kent Wyatt young alumni of the year award at Delta State University. In 2012 he participated in Hampton University’s On The Road to the Presidency: Executive Leadership Summit and in 2013 he participated in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), Preparing for the Presidency Program.
He is a change agent who has a commitment to the development of the ‘whole student,' including learning inside and outside the classroom.