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ST. LOUIS – A new president has been named to lead Harris-Stowe State University.

Dwaun J. Warmack, Ed.D. will begin as the university's president July 14, 2014. He has more than 15 years of higher education experience and was chosen by the HSSU Board of Regents after a nationwide search.

Warmack has served as the vice president for student affairs at Bethune-Cookman University since July 1, 2010, and is the youngest vice president in the school's history. In June 2013 he was promoted to senior vice president for administration and student services. He was previously the associate dean of students at Rhodes College, and held positions at Western Carolina University and Delta State University.

"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, and master's and bachelor's degrees from Delta State University.

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