ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It was an exciting and historic day at Harris-Stowe State University in Midtown. The university installed its 19th president, Dr. Dwaun Warmack. At only 38 years old, university officials say Warmack is one of the youngest presidents of any four year institution in the country. Warmack has actually been on the job since July but the university delayed the installation celebration because of events like the unrest in Ferguson.
Harris-Stowe leaders say Warmack brings a positive energy to the campus and wants to expand educational programs in areas including 'S.T.E.M.'- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 'He is the type of person that our students can identify with. One of the things that we definitely love about him is that he`s student-centered and that he`s student-focused,' said Harris-Stowe Associate Provost Dr. Michelle McClure.
Harris-Stowe officials say since he came on the job in July, Warmack has already raised more than one million dollars in scholarship funds to help students attend the university. Mayor Slay presented Warmack a proclamation during the ceremony naming today in his honor.
State senator Jamilah Nasheed also announced that for the first time ever, Harris-Stowe will now be able to offer masters degree programs.