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New campus dean selected for online campus

James Chitwood, D.M. takes the helm at fast-growing campus

(CHICAGO) (MARCH 1, 2017) The Chicago School has selected Dr. James Chitwood as the Campus Dean for its Online Campus. In his new role, Dr. Chitwood is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the campus, including its programs, as more students demand flexibility in their education.

“We are excited to have Dr. Chitwood join our University at a time when our Online Campus is highly successful. Having served in higher education academic leadership positions for over 15 years, he is an accomplished leader and has shown a deep commitment to ensuring that students have every asset they need to succeed in their educations and beyond,” said Michele Nealon, Psy.D., President, The Chicago School.

Prior to his new role with The Chicago School, Dr. Chitwood served as Vice President of Enrollment Management at MyFootpath/Operation Graduate, a company that prides itself on providing “innovative enrollment solutions for the education industry.” In this position, he worked in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administrations to enroll and retain students in high quality academic programs that meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Dr. Chitwood has also served as a Regional Vice President of Field Operations for Synergies Education and as President for Ashford University, and is skilled in the areas of employee and leadership development, strategic planning, and deployment of best practices in performance management.

“I am proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great organization as The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and in particular, the Online Campus,” said Dr. Chitwood. “I foresee great things. We have the ability to continue the global impact of TCSPP through the expanded use of the online platform and through partnerships across the world. To know that I am part of a team with this level of ability is humbling.”

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health services. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves nearly 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit

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