Dean Celia R. Hooper Reception

Please join us for a reception honoring Dr. Celia Hooper as she steps down as dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences to continue her teaching and research.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
UNCG Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room
(Remarks begin at 3:30 P.M.)

A UNCG alumna, Dr. Hooper has a distinguished history with the university. In addition to leading the School of Health and Human Sciences since its creation in 2011, Hooper led the former School of Health and Human Performance from 2007 to 2011, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders from 2003 to 2007. 

As she steps down as dean, Dr. Hooper will take research leave and focus on writing, mentoring, and consulting on health science leadership, digital learning, and multidisciplinary transgender clinical practice.  Afterward she will continue teaching in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.


Be a part of the celebration by sending us photos, memories, comments or well-wishes to share.  Selected submissions will be included in the presentation during the reception.  Send to


Free parking is available in the Walker Parking Deck located on campus at 1361 Walker Avenue.  Gates will open automatically at departure.

Disability Accommodations

If you need any accommodations please notify us by email at or by calling (336)334-6119

Honoring Dean Hooper

In lieu of gifts please consider donating to the Lu Ellen Routh and Dr. Celia R. Hooper Program Fund created by Dean Hooper along with her mother and Women's College alum, Lu Ellen Routh.

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My mother graduated from Woman’s College in 1945. She and my father instilled within me not only a passion for education, but also a spirit of philanthropy.

I attended another college for my undergraduate studies, but by the time I graduated I knew that I wanted to study speech pathology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, which had one of the best programs in the region. After obtaining my Master’s degree at UNCG, I worked for smaller non-profit organizations where I saw the importance of donor philanthropy.

Later, I obtained my Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University and then taught at Case Western Reserve, the University of Kansas, and UNC Chapel Hill, but came back to my first love, UNCG, because of the importance I place on health and wellness education, and for the strength of UNCG’s program in that area. Joining the program first as a faculty member and Department Chair, I’ve now served as Dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), or its related programs, for over ten years.

My mother and I chose to begin a program fund to provide discretionary spending resources for HHS. The Lu Ellen Routh Hooper ’45 and Dr. Celia Routh Hooper MA ’74 Program Fund provides support for various needs within HHS, ranging from student emergencies to travel funds for faculty members.

-- Celia Hooper