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About Sofia University

About Sofia University

A Transformative History...

Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) and founded in 1975, is a private, WSCUC-accredited institution. Historically, the University’s academic emphasis has been on providing graduate degree programs in Transpersonal Psychology. We define Transpersonal Psychology as the scientific study of the full range of human experience, which includes the pain of trauma and dysfunction on the one hand and heights of creativity, intuition, and peak functioning on the other.

The university has diversified its program offerings and incorporated a transpersonal approach into all its new degree programs and disciplines. This expansion includes doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, and Psychology, as well as certificates in Dream Studies and Coaching.

Our core values are:

  • Service
  • Stewardship
  • Transformation
  • Academic Excellence
  • Cultural Humility
  • Innovation
  • Inspiration
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Commitment

Explore our Strategic Plan for 2024 - 2027

Leadership & Board of Trustees.

About Sofia Leadership...

The Board of Trustees of Sofia University is the corporate body established by the charter with complete responsibility for the government and welfare of the University,  including the interests of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Carol Humphreys, PhDPresident

Nami Kim, PhD.Provost & Accreditation Liaison Officer

Dr. Bill Y. ChenInterim Chief Financial Officer

Kathryn LaurinChair of the Board of Trustees

Allen Huang, Ph.D.Vice Chair to the Board of Trustees.

Sofia University is committed to equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility (EIDA).

About our commitment...

Our work on equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility is grounded in the tenets of transpersonal and humanistic psychology. Our mission, vision, and core values have long reflected our commitment to an empathetic, compassionate, and holistic view of all human beings.

Sofia University Board of Trustee's Resolution

The Sofia University Board of Trustees is committed to fostering a more equitable, inclusive, diverse, and accessible university. We endorse and support the implementation of EIDA policies in academic and organizational practices as described in the catalog and other official documents of Sofia University.

Adopted December 11th, 2022.

What is transpersonal psychology?

It is who we are as a university.

Transpersonal psychology is rooted in our identity as a university. Are you interested in learning more about transpersonal psychology, its principles, and its history? Our blog has a ton of great content on the subject contributed by alumni, faculty, staff, and previous members of the Sofia community.

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