Celia S. Weatherhead earned her undergraduate degree in theatre from Newcomb College in 1965, followed by a Master of Education degree from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Weatherhead devotes herself to the community as President of the Weatherhead Foundation and the Albert J. Weatherhead, III Foundation. Ms. Weatherhead and her late husband, Al, have given generously to Tulane, endowing the Celia Scott Weatherhead Distinguished Chair in Philosophy, the Margaret W. and Eamon M. Kelly Distinguished Chair in International Development, and the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, currently held by Dean Thomas LaVeist. In 1994, the Weatherheads were inducted into the Paul Tulane Society, the university’s highest distinction.
Ms. Weatherhead’s current involvements are the breeding and training of Italian greyhounds for show dogs and pets. She has a small canine couture design and marketing business known as Kozy Kashmir, Inc. Ms. Weatherhead is a past member of Newcomb Dean’s Advisory Council and Tulane President’s Council and is currently an emeritus member of the Board of Tulane. She joined the Dean’s Advisory Council in 2019.