About Gupton-Jones College

Hope Iglehart

H. L. Iglehart

College President / Program Director

Iglehart has extensive experience in both higher education and funeral service. Over her eighteen years in the academic arena, she has served in numerous roles in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, most recently as Campus Academic Dean at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service (GJCFS), where she also was Student Support Coordinator, Instructor and Program Chair. Prior to joining GJCFS, Iglehart had various positions within the Technical College System of Georgia and the University of Georgia, including learning specialist, academic advisement, registration and recruitment, and faculty.

Iglehart is a fourth-generation licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer as well as a Certified Crematory Operator and Cremation Arranger. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Piedmont College, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bennett College for Women, and an Associate of Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.

Iglehart is a member of many civic organizations including The Links, Incorporated; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association. Among her many distinctions, she is especially proud of the Humanitarian Award bestowed by Church Women United.

Iglehart states, “I am honored to be named President of this excellent college that has such as proud heritage of preparing funeral professionals to serve families with compassion and professionalism.”