Dr. Celia Hooper has accepted the position of interim dean for the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University for the 2019-20 academic year. Dr. Hooper is currently dean emerita for the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences and professor in the UNCG Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will still be employed with UNCG while she serves as interim dean for WSSU.
In 2003, Dr. Hooper stepped into the role of professor and department chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for what was then the School of Health and Human Performance. She served as interim dean of HHP from 2007-2008 and dean 2008-2011. When UNCG restructured in 2011 to form the School of Health and Human Sciences, Dr. Hooper became the founding dean and served in that capacity until 2018. Under her leadership, the school grew to an enrollment of 3,700 students with a research portfolio of $9 million per year, with eight departments, one program, 50 concentrations, and a student population that was 49 percent from minority populations.
Most recently, in 2018-19, she helped UNC Pembroke’s interim dean in the formation of their newly restructured College of Health Sciences.
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