Celia R. Hooper

Celia R. Hooper, Ph.D.


School of Health and Human Sciences

University of North Carolina Greensboro

I recently transitioned from the dean of a small school to a much larger one after academic realignment.  I lead a larger change process on our campus and our transition team now has the second largest school on campus with the most research funding, community engagement and international activity.  Similarly, our association is going through much change with an exciting new strategic plan and I would love to be part of this for the next two years!

The information I have learned and the skills I have developed in ASHAP have helped me with new initiatives on my campus, particularly IPE and interdisciplinary education among my ten disciplines and the School of Nursing.  This experience had helped me connect the national and state efforts in allied health to the local engagement in our community and region.  I have been secretary of ASAHP for two years and hope that my record keeping has been helpful to our members.  I think and hope my skills of organization, planning and leadership have helped me be a contributing part of the ASAHP Board of Directors and I am excited about the direction in which we are moving!

I have a commitment to good communication and mentoring among deans.  I continue to have aspirations for the association which include a greater outreach in the global allied health community, and a greater commitment to diversity in our member organizations.  I would like to see more connections between our traditional allied health careers and those of emerging health and human science careers.   I think ASAHP can be a leader in fostering these collaborations.

ASAHP Activities:

  1. Secretary, Board of Directors (2011 – 2013)
  2. Conference Program Chair, Spring Meeting – Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa: Rancho Las Palmas, CA (2012)

Other relevant experience:

  1. Participant as board member, creation of our new strategic plan (2012).
  2. President, Council of Academic Programs in CSD (2003), awardee, Multicultural Award.
  3. Vice President for Professional Practices in SLP, American Speech Language Hearing Association (2007-2008).
  4. Established unit based offices of internationalization, community engagement and diversity/inclusion.
  5. University co-chair, new integrated marking campaign for UNCG.