Episode 34:From a 1.7 HS GPA to becoming the one of the youngest HBCU Presidents w/Dr. Dwaun Warmack


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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Dr.Dwaun Warmack shares;

  • How he became one of the youngest presidents in the Country
  • How he has deals with the biggest struggles with his University
  • How he deals with managing older colleagues
  • and much much more


Information About Dr.Dwaun Warmack:

Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack serves as president of Harris-Stowe State University and at the age 39 is one of the youngest serving presidents of a four-year institution in the nation.  Yet, Warmack brings over 16 years of progressive administrative experience in higher education at five distinct higher education institutions to the position.

Prior to his appointment as president of Harris-Stowe, he served as senior vice president, administration and student services at Bethune-Cookman University overseeing a staff of 170.  His successes include oversight of a multi-million dollar renovation of the institution’s residence halls.  Prior to his tenure at Bethune-Cookman, he was the associate dean of students at Rhodes College in Memphis, where he had oversight of student affairs areas including judicial affairs, student activities, Greek life, new student and parent orientation and multicultural affairs. Warmack has also held positions at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., and Delta State University.

Warmack has appeared on CNN, Al Jazeera America, and NPR and C-SPAN discussing educational issues that impact the nation.

He has received several awards for his work in higher education and the community. He received the Delta State University Young Alumni Award and was recently inducted into the institution’s Hall of Fame.

Warmack earned a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in sociology from Delta State University. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in higher education from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.  He is a peer reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission, the largest regional accreditation body in the United States.


Dr.Warmack’s Favorite Quote

“People see the glory but don’t know the story ”- Unknown

Dr.Warmack’s Favorite Book

From Good to Great by Jim Collins

Find Dr.Warmack here;

Harris-Stowe State University Website

Dr. Warmack Instagram

Dr. Warmack Twitter


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