Hester C. Klopper

Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, is an international academic and professional leader with extensive international networks in global health, public health, policy development, nursing and health care. She is the Chief Executive Officer of FUNDISA (Forum for University Nursing Deans in South Africa). Prior to this position, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where she continues to hold a full professorial appointment.
Dr. Klopper has published more than 60 peer reviewed publications, and presented her research and scholarly work at more than 100 international conferences. She was awarded the 2010 Nursing Education Association Nursing Excellence Award for Leadership in Nursing Education for her ‘dedicated and visionary leadership in the profession; and her competency, tenacity, passion and drive to promote the development of nursing education’. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nursing of South Africa (FANSA), and the first person outside of North America to be elected to the position of President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.