Jack Warner

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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Professor Jack Warner
Prior to joining JWU, I served as executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents, the governing board for the state’s public university system.


Jack Warner is associate professor in the higher education leadership doctoral program at Johnson and Wales University and consults with states about their educational attainment strategy. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the South Dakota public higher education system.

Warner spent 7 years as Commissioner of the Rhode Island public higher education system. He spent 32 years in Massachusetts public higher education, including 5 as Vice Chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, two as Associate Chancellor at UMass Dartmouth and 17 as Dean of Student Affairs at Bristol Community College. He is a past president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO).

Warner holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration from Springfield College, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Sample Courses

  • EDUC 7021: Nature of Higher Education
  • EDUC 8090: Leadership Higher Education Capstone

Awards & Honors

  • 2015: South Dakota Board of Regents Doctor of Public Service
  • 2008: Hospital Association of RI Public Service Award


  • 2016: Revising State Placement Policies to Include 11th Grade Assessment Results
    Annual Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
    Authors: Jack Warner
  • 2016: Panelist, A Roadmap to College Readiness
    SHEEO/NASH National Meeting
    Authors: Jack Warner
  • 2015: Aligning College and University Placement Policy with 11th Grade Assessments
    NASH Chief Academic Officers
    Authors: Jack Warner
  • 2015: Panelist, Use of Interactive Data Analytics for Higher Education System Planning and Decision-Making
    SHEEO Annual Conference
    Authors: Jack Warner