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Apr 24, 2014 09:07 AM EDT

HSSU Names Dwaun Warmack as New President

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Dwaun J. Warmack, Ed.D has been named the new president of Harris-Stowe State University, effective July 14. Warmack replaces former president Albert Walker, who stepped down after two years, last August.

Warmack, 37, served as the senior vice president for administration and student services at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), starting June 1, 2013. He was also the vice president for student affairs from July 1, 2010.

Prior to B-CU, Warmack served as the associate dean of students at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he managed judicial affairs, student activities, Greek life, student and parent orientation and multicultural affairs. Warmack also had stints at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, and Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.

Thelma V. Cook, chairwoman of the Harris-Stowe Board of Regents hopes that Warmack builds on the foundation and excellence established by his predecessors.

 "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Warmack to Harris-Stowe and believe his energy and vision will accelerate the university's commitment to student success," said Thelma V. Cook, chairwoman of the Harris-Stowe Board of Regents.  "His passion and long-range vision are just what the university needs at this time. We look forward to working with Dr. Warmack to build a strong future for Harris-Stowe."

Warmack earned a doctor of education degree in educational leadership with specialization in higher education from Union University in Jackson, TN; master's and bachelor's degrees from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.

Warmack aims to lead the University confidently and vigorously; boost recruitment and graduation rates, enhance alumni and community engagement and improve academics, fundraising and retention rates.

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