The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Announces New Board of Trustees Chair And Members



The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of R. Edward Bergmark, Ph.D., to Chair its Board of Trustees.  Dr. Bergmark, was formerly the Board’s Vice Chair. A licensed psychologist in the State of Minnesota and a member of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Dr. Bergmark has served on the Board for several years. Ricardo Grunsten, who served as Board Chair for more than 20 years, has stepped down and is now Chairman Emeritus. Linda Havard, MBA, Chief Financial Officer with Orrick, Herrington &Sutcliffe LLP, is the new Vice Chair, having been elected to the Board since 2004. For a full listing of the Board of Trustees, visit our website


TCSPP also welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees: Joseph L. White, Ph.D., and Jose Antonio Tijerino, President of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Dr. White is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, where he spent most of his career as a teacher, supervising psychologist, mentor, and Director of ethnic studies and cross-cultural programs. He was a pioneer inthe field of Blackpsychology and is affectionately referred to as the “Godfather” of Black psychology by his students, mentees, and younger colleagues. His seminal article in Ebony magazine in 1970, “Toward a Black Psychology,” was instrumental in beginning the modern era of African-American and ethnic psychology. In addition to the TCSPP Board of Trustees, he also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Menninger Foundation in Houston, Texas. 


Jose Antonio Tijerino is the President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HFF), which identifies, inspires, prepares and positionsLatino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Presidents Bush and Obama have commended Tijerino and the HHF for making a positive impact on the Latino community. In addition to his work with the TCSPP community, Mr. Tijerino serves on various boards including Harvard’s Latino Leadership Initiative in the Kennedy School, America’s Promise Alliance, National Building Museum, Imagination Stage, and Latin American Advisory Group, among others.

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 five consecutive years of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional "With Distinction" honor in 2012. Campuses are located in Chicago and Grayslake, Illinois; Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and in Washington, D.C. For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, visit Follow us on Twitter at Follow us on Facebook:

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