Welcome School of Health Education Dean Dr. Kendricks Hooker

//Welcome School of Health Education Dean Dr. Kendricks Hooker

Welcome School of Health Education Dean Dr. Kendricks Hooker

Kendricks Hooker

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kendricks Hooker as the new Dean for the School of Health Education (SoHE). He has been serving as interim dean since November and prior served as associate dean in the School of Arts and Sciences.

“I am very excited to serve as the Dean for the School of Health Education as it allows me to lead and support the efforts of our talented faculty and staff in providing the best education possible to every single student that we encounter. I believe and know that we provide a “Health Education with a Purpose” as our graduates are trained to provide excellent care to our community.

On a daily basis, the School of Health Education is striving “to be regarded as the premier school for innovation and excellence in health related programs that prepare graduates to succeed in a competitive and demanding healthcare industry”. With that vision in mind, we have a desire to be the “One-Stop for Healthcare Opportunities” for students aspiring and seeking health care careers. Staying abreast of changes that continuously take place in health care, we offer programs that are meeting the needs of the community and industry. Currently, the School of Health Education offers ten (10) associate degrees and nine (9) one year-or-less technical programs.”

-Dr. Kendricks Hooker

Prior to joining Madison College, Kendricks served as the Chair of the Biomedical Sciences and Pre-Health Studies programs at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. He concurrently held the position of Professor of Biology and taught Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pathophysiology. In other roles, Kendricks served as a Biology instructor at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis, AR; Director of Upward Bound Math and Sciences at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS; and research technician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Kendricks holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University, a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University, a master’s and bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Jackson State University, and an associate of arts degree in Biology from Coahoma Community College. Kendricks is an educational enthusiast that thrives on preparing and motivating faculty, staff and students for success.

Kendricks loves spending time with his family and is the proud father of one daughter, Keendra Hooker, of Memphis, Tenn. In his spare time, Kendricks loves to travel, cook, watch sports and is an avid runner.

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