The Antioch College community is saddened to learn of the passing of former Dean of Students Scott Warren.
Warren came to Antioch College in 1996 and served as Dean of Students and as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, until the College’s closure in 2008. Following closure, he taught at Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute and was one of the six Morgan Fellows charged with developing the new curriculum for the newly independent Antioch College.
In a 2004 interview with Rachel Moulton '97, Warren said of Antioch, "What I love about it here is that I've never worked with students who were so intellectually motivated, intellectually curious, truly authentic in their expressions and their relationships."
Warren received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and completed his Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees at Claremont Graduate University. Before coming to Antioch, he worked at Occidental College, Pomona College, and Denison University.
"Antioch College in all its incarnations has been blessed with gifted faculty who were unafraid to center their efforts on the learning of students,” said College President Tom Manley. “Scott's example was of that type and he will be remembered gratefully by the students he taught and for whom he fought. As an aside, I should say that we shared many years at the Claremont Colleges and therefore many colleagues there in common. It was reassuring for me to learn how much he loved Antioch and how hopeful he was for its best possible future."
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Scott Warren,” said Shelby Chestnut ’05, a member of the Antioch College Board of Trustees. “Scott's contributions as a faculty member were an essential part of the Antioch experience for generations of young people. I met Scott as a student on ComCil, where he pushed the entire community to understand the deep importance of shared governance as a part of what put Antioch College in a league of its own in higher education. My thoughts are with Scott's family and the entire College community, as we have lost a true hero of Antioch College."
Information on memorial services will be added as it becomes available.