CHICAGO (October 25, 2010) - The Board of Trustees of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) named Dr. Michael Horowitz the first president emeritus of the institution at a recent dinner held in his honor at the school's Chicago Campus. Dr. Horowitz served TCSPP as its eighth president for 10 years and recently moved to a new role as president and CEO of the nonprofit TCS Education System (TCS ES), a network of specialized educational institutions that includes The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He remains on TCSPP's Board of Trustees. Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods began her tenure as president of the institution in July 2010.
"Michael's vision and leadership are directly responsible for the growth and success of The Chicago School as a preeminent graduate institution" said Ricardo Grunsten, chairman of the Board of Trustees of TCSPP. "His legacy here is exceptional in every way. We now look forward to the expertise, insight and innovation he brings to the development of TCS Education System."
Under Dr. Horowitz's direction, TCSPP grew from a single-program, single-campus institution with 215 students to a prominent multi-campus leader in graduate psychology and behavioral sciences education, with 20 programs and more than 3,000 students. TCSPP also became a recognized source of innovative approaches to behavioral science training, scholarship, applications, and service to the community. Dr. Horowitz's leadership brought many new initiatives, including the Center for Latino Mental Health, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, The Chicago School Forensic Center, Center for International Studies, and Garfield Park Preparatory Academy, a K-8 public contract school that began in fall 2009 as part of the Chicago Public School Renaissance 2010 initiative.
"It is an honor and privilege to serve as president emeritus of an institution that has truly been home to me and has offered one of the most exciting and gratifying experiences of my life," said Dr. Horowitz. "I continue to be inspired by The Chicago School's students, faculty, staff and leadership, and am confident that the institution will continue to develop outstanding and innovative professionals who are committed to the practice and to serving the greater community."
Since becoming president and CEO of TCS Education System, Dr. Horowitz has led TCS ES in affiliating with several specialized institutions that are backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible, culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as psychology, health and human services, education, and law. The TCS ES network includes The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is the nation's leading nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school's community service initiatives have resulted in three consecutive years of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional "With Distinction" honor in 2010. In 2009, the school was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Campuses are located in Chicago; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and the newest campus in Washington, D.C. Doctoral psychology programs and masters psychology programs are offered on-ground and in an online-blended format.
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