The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Names New Chief Financial Officer


National President Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods of the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP)—one of the leading nonprofit graduate schools devoted to psychology and the fields of behavioral and health sciences, has announced the appointment of Darryl Lycett as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Administration. Lycett has extensive finance and operations expertise across a variety of sectors, including higher education, real estate, energy and retail. Most recently, Lycett held the position of Corporate Director of Finance for American Career College and West Coast University where he served as a key member of the leadership team guiding the organization through numerous strategic growth initiatives.  During this time he received the 2011 Shared Services Above and Beyond Award presented by the organization’s Executive Chairman and Senior Leadership Team in recognition of his significant contributions.

Prior to joining American Career College and West Coast University, Lycett served as the Division Director of Finance for the Southern California Division of Albertsons, a subsidiary of Supervalu Inc. where he was responsible for a portfolio of 300 locations, and an annual operating budget exceeding $6 billion. Preceding this position, he was with Unocal Corporation as Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis where he was responsible for the financial leadership, planning and operations analysis for the Real Estate, Remediation Services, Mining Operations and Carbon (RRMC) group of business units with combined annual revenues of $650M. Lycett holds a B.S. in Management and Finance from Pepperdine University and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

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About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine and Westwood; and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Clinical Psychology doctoral program offered at the Chicago Campus is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award this year. With more than 17 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit

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