ST. LOUIS — Dwaun Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe State University, is leaving after five years to take the same function at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.
Claflin is the oldest historically black college or college in South Carolina.
The look for a new Harris-Stowe president will begin straight away, in keeping with Ronald Norwood, chairman of the Board of Regents. Provost Dwyane Smith will function intervening time president.
During Warmack’s tenure, enrollment grew to extra than 1,700 undergraduate college students. Applications expanded from 667 in 2013 to greater than 6,000 in 2018. The faculty also delivered new majors in communications, psychology and records to bring its general to greater than 50.
“This became a difficult decision for me. Within the ultimate five years, we have achieved a few transformational works at HSSU, which has been recognized nationally,” Warmack stated in an assertion. “There is some thing special about the spirit discovered at this University. It is intense, actual, honest, genuine — and I have been proud to be part of HSSU’s wealthy history.”
The 162-yr-vintage school in midtown St. Louis was created in a merger of the all-white Harris Teachers College and the all-black Stowe Teachers College following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education that mandated public faculty integration.
One of Warmack’s top priorities was including postgraduate diploma applications, allowed thru a 2015 law followed using the Missouri Legislature to exchange the college’s designation from strictly a instructors’ college. Harris-Stowe offers graduate stages via partnerships with Washington University for occupational therapy and Kansas City University School of Medicine and Biosciences for technological know-how.
Warmack’s tenure turned into also marked via challenges along with low commencement and freshman retention fees, discrimination lawsuits and failures to comply with federal standards on crime reporting.
Warmack is the fourth chief to leave from the pinnacle publish at local universities this spring, following Mark Wrighton at Washington University, Tom George at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Michael Shonrock of Lindenwood University. James Dennis of McKendree University in Lebanon additionally has introduced his retirement, after the 2019-2020 school yr.
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