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Hooper will step down as HHS dean at end of 2017-18

After 11 years of dedicated service as dean, Dr. Celia Hooper will step down from the deanship of the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year. Following a yearlong transition leave during 2018-19, she will return to UNCG as Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).

A UNCG alumna, Dr. Hooper received her first permanent appointment at UNCG in Fall 2003, accepting the role of Professor and Head of the Department of CSD. In July 2007 she was appointed Interim Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance (HHP), and was awarded the position on a permanent basis the following year. During Dr. Hooper’s service as Dean of HHP, and later as Dean of HHS, the academic disciplines under her leadership witnessed significant growth in student enrollment, faculty research, and community engagement. Among her many other contributions to the University, Dean Hooper played a major role in the realignment of the School of HHP, School of Human Environmental Sciences (HES), and other academic programs, which led to the formation of today’s School of HHS. She was appointed as the new School’s first dean in July 2011.

Prior to her arrival at UNCG, Dr. Hooper served as Assistant Professor and Clinical Director at Case Western Reserve University, Director of Center for Chronic Communication Disorders at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Visiting Assistant Professor and Clinic Director at the University of Kansas, and Professor and Clinic Director in the School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.

Provost Dana Dunn noted that Dr. Hooper’s expertise and scholarly record in adult neurogenic speech and language disorders will further enrich UNCG’s already nationally prominent CSD Department.

She thanked Dean Hooper for her many important contributions as dean – and for the important work she will do as dean in the coming year.

A national search for the next dean will be conducted during academic year 2017-18. Details will be announced in early Fall 2017.