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Dr. Tracey Lacey to Lead New Undergraduate Studies Division at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Applications Currently Being Accepted for New Online Bachelor of Arts Completion Program in Psychology

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), the leading nonprofit graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences, has launched an Undergraduate Studies Division, led by Executive Director Tracey Lacey, Ph.D. Under Dr. Lacey's direction, the new division's first undergraduate program is TCSPP's online Bachelor of Arts Completion Program in Psychology, announced earlier this year.

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The Chicago School's Undergraduate Studies Division will support TCSPP's new and existing degree programs in the areas of undergraduate health and psychology, including the management of department operations and academic programs, and overall programs performance; launching new programs and initiatives; managing faculty and establishing metrics for success, among other responsibilities.

Dr. Lacey comes to The Chicago School from Strayer University (VA) where she rose from Campus Dean to Senior Vice Provost in a span of nine years. Her accomplishments at Strayer range from increased retention rates and enrollment from articulation agreements, to expanding full-time faculty across 53 campuses within a specified region. Additional experience includes faculty and marketing positions at Capella University (MN), DeKalb County Schools (GA) and IBM in Atlanta. Dr. Lacey received her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University; an M.S. in Management from Southern Polytechnic State University (GA); and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Education from the University of Georgia in Athens.

"This division was created to develop and enhance learning communities for working adults that fosters inquiry and academic achievement," says Dr. Lacey.  "By offering undergraduate programs in health and psychology, the division nurtures students' abilities to learn; to respect diversity of peoples and ideas; and to work towards a sustainable future."

Applications are currently being accepted for TCSPP's Bachelor of Arts Completion Program in Psychology, led by Program Director Brandy Blount, Ph.D., that provides community college graduates and working adults the opportunity to complete their education in psychology via a flexible online program that does not interfere with employment or family commitments while addressing today's competitive employment market where the Bachelor of Arts degree has become a necessity rather than an option.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979 and celebrating 35 years, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (L.A., Irvine, Westwood); and Washington D.C. as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago 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 five consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its first recognition in 2013. 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 www.thechicagoschool.edu.

Contact:
Carolyn Aguayo
(213) 615-7292
caguayo@thechicagoschool.edu

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