About Michele Nealon, Psy.D.
As president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Michele Nealon, Psy.D. oversees one of the most successful and diverse nonprofit professional graduate and undergraduate universities in the nation, with almost 6,000 students from more than 30 countries in the fields of psychology, behavioral health sciences, and health care.
Dr. Nealon has presided over the university’s expansion, from a single campus to now seven locations, which include: Chicago, Southern California (Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego), Washington, D.C., Dallas, and New Orleans as well as a robust Online Campus. Under her strategic leadership, has enjoyed unprecedented success in enrollment growth and student outcomes, increased new and innovative program offerings at multiple degree levels, and significantly increased global presence, placing the institution at the forefront of advancing a curriculum that is interprofessional and transdisciplinary in nature.
Dr. Nealon also spearheaded the development of a roadmap for the future of the university, which includes the creation of the new College of Nursing and Advanced Health Professions to advance The Chicago School as a leader in the area of health sciences and to prepare a new generation of nursing and mental health experts positioned for practice and leadership in integrated health care. Dr. Nealon’s distinguished career reflects her dedication to ensuring that underserved populations receive the mental health care they need and deserve. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical experience in a variety of settings with diverse groups of people, including inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, and forensic settings.
Dr. Nealon is the founder and CEO of The Nealon Group, an executive coaching company focused on senior-level leadership development and coaching. She is an accomplished writer and speaker on a wide range of psychology-related and leadership topics.
"It all comes back to our values: education, innovation, community, and service. We believe developing top-tier professionals not only requires excellence in education, but also a high degree of engagement beyond the classroom."
- Dr. Nealon
Dr. Nealon directs campuses across the country that educate almost 6,000 students from more than 30 countries in the fields of psychology, related behavioral health sciences, and health care.
Dr. Nealon has presided over the university’s expansion from a single campus to seven national locations, including Chicago, Southern California (Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego), Washington, D.C., Dallas, and New Orleans, as well as a robust Online Campus.
The Chicago School now proudly confers more than 12% of the nation’s doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, offers more than 33 degree programs, and annually donates more than 1.2 million hours nationally in community service.
Under Dr. Nealon’s strategic leadership, The Chicago School has enjoyed unprecedented success in enrollment growth and student outcomes.
Dr. Nealon oversees one of the most successful nonprofit professional graduate and undergraduate universities in the nation.
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