MSCHE Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a global concern, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has received a number of inquiries about its operations. MSCHE understands that this is a difficult time for institutions and is committed to working with all impacted MSCHE members. Get the latest updates at

MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference Cancelled

It is with much sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Annual Conference originally scheduled from Dec. 2-4, 2020, in Philadelphia. While we regret that we will not be able to gather with our friends and colleagues at our premier event, this is the right decision for the safety, health, and well-being of everyone involved. Learn more.


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MSCHE Endorses Domestic and International Membership Expansion

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) endorsed a plan at its June 25, 2020, meeting to expand membership domestically and internationally through a phased-in approach, which included the following: MSCHE will expand the acceptance of domestic applications beyond the current geographic...

A Message from MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti

It is a privilege and honor to begin my journey as the ninth President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. I want to express my appreciation to the Commission for appointing me to this important position so that I may carry...

MSCHE Welcomes Two New Staffers and Elevates Two Others

Dr. Paul L. Starkey, Vice President for Institutional Field Relations, and Ms. Bridgette M. Boody, Associate Policy Analyst and Records Officer, joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on August 3, 2020. In addition, Ms. Kathie Jeffries has been elevated to Vice...

MSCHE Statement on Explosion in Beirut

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is saddened to hear about the loss of life and widespread injuries caused by the devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. We understand in a communication from American University of Beirut...

NJAIR Digital Conference Includes MSCHE Staff on Use of Data

The New Jersey Association for Institutional Research (NJAIR) is holding its 2020 NJAIR Conference through the month of July with a series of video releases, one of which included a trio of staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Vice President...

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Virtual President-Provost Meeting (by invitation only/no fee)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) invites Presidents and Provosts to join Commissioners and…

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MPPR Training for Peer Evaluators (by invitation only/no fee)

Training will be provided for Peer Evaluators assigned to Mid-Point Peer Reviews scheduled for 2020. The one hour…

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