The Viability of Harris-Stowe State University in These Challenging Times; Dwaun J. Warmack, PhD

As St. Louis’ only historically black university, Harris-Stowe aims to be recognized as one of the premier universities in the region – preparing a generation of diverse leaders for a global society. In these challenging times, Harris-Stowe builds upon its 158-year legacy of responding to historical and defining moments for the nation. Harris-Stowe serves as the leading intellectual think-tank for social justice, equality, and educational equity. The university is committed to maintaining strong partnerships, essential to the region’s economic growth and development. Dr. Warmack will discuss the viability of Harris-Stowe and its role in the region.

Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack serves as president of Harris-Stowe State University and is one of the youngest serving presidents of a four-year institution in the nation. Warmack brings more than 16 years of progressive administrative experience in higher education at five distinct higher education institutions to the position. 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. Warmack is committed to developing programs that promote diversity, pluralism, and cultural competency. Throughout his career he has championed inclusion, academic excellence, and the retention of underrepresented students.