Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) sends green light for innovative partnership, ensuring a vibrant future for both nonprofit institutions.

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Accreditors Approve Saybrook University Alliance with TCS Education

System

CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

-- The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has approved

a partnership between Chicago-based TCS Education System (TCS Ed) and

San Francisco-based Saybrook University-a dynamic collaboration

expected to enrich the future of both nonprofit institutions.

"A revolution is happening in graduate education, and this partnership

allows Saybrook University to lead the way," said Dr. Mark Schulman,

president of Saybrook University. "Our affiliation with TCS Education

System allows Saybrook to continue to deliver the humanistic education

that transforms lives but, in the current national economic climate,

is increasingly out of the reach of millions."

Driven by a social change mission that unifies its colleges and

distinguishes TCS Education System from any other higher education

enterprise today, the addition of Saybrook expands the consortium to a

total of five higher education institutions that span the nation. Dr.

Michael Horowitz, founding president of TCS Ed since 2009, said WASC's

approval of this partnership is a testament to the success of the TCS

Education System mission and will help advance an unprecedented vision

in practitioner-based education.

"TCS Education System was founded to become a game-changer," said Dr.

Horowitz. "As we embark on the next chapter in our journey and welcome

Saybrook University into the TCS Education System family, together we

will continue to reimagine higher education and forge new paths that

will answer the call to prepare qualified practitioners positively

impacting communities locally and globally."

Considered the world's premier institution for humanistic scholarship

and practice, Saybrook University joins The Chicago School of

Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, The

Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, and the Dallas Nursing

Institute in the TCS Education System network.

"TCS Education System is a community of like-minded educational

institutions. As one of its partners, Saybrook will have access to

high caliber expertise," said Dr. Schulman. "This expertise will help

us reduce costs, make our high quality graduate education more

available, and improve the student experience."

About TCS Education System:

TCS Education System (TCS Ed) was founded in 2009 as a nonprofit

organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged,

purposeful agents of change who serve our global community.

TCS Ed features a network of specialized institutions, which are

backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible,

culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as

psychology, law, health care, and education. TCS Ed partners-The

Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura

Colleges of Law, Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, Dallas

Nursing Institute, and Saybrook University-each offer scholarship,

training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path

while providing a transformative educational experience. For more

information, visit www.tcsedsystem.edu.

About Saybrook University

Saybrook University, the world's premier institution for humanistic

scholarship and practice, was founded in 1971 to carry forward the

philosophy and values of a group of prominent scholars and

psychologists, including Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers.

One of the first American universities to offer graduate education at

a distance for working professionals, Saybrook offers graduate level

courses that combine online education with in-person classes,

intensive seminars, and conferences. A nonprofit university composed

of four schools-the School of Organizational Leadership and

Transformation, the School of Mind-Body Medicine, the School of

Clinical Psychology, and the School of Psychology and

Interdisciplinary Inquiry-Saybrook is accredited by the Western

Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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