Two New Staff Join MSCHE

Two new staff members joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the Accreditation Relations and Research Units.

Dr. Robert A Bonfiglio

Dr. Robert A Bonfiglio

Dr. Robert A. Bonfiglio joined the MSCHE staff as Vice President in July 2019. In this role, he’ll serve as a liaison to member institutions, provide training to institutions and volunteers, and support the accreditation decision-making work of the Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Bonfiglio served as Vice President for Student and Campus Life at SUNY Geneseo from 1999 to 2019 where he led a staff of 129 in seven departments. He previously served as Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students at Cabrini College (PA) and has held student affairs positions at the College of New Rochelle (NY) and LaSalle University (PA). He was a member of numerous MSCHE visiting teams in the U.S. and abroad as well as a Team Chair. Dr. Bonfiglio previously served as President of the SUNY Council of Chief Student Affairs Administrators. He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Dr. Bonfiglio was named the 11th recipient of ACPA’s Excellence in Practice Award in 2013. He earned his Ed.D. in History and Education as well as a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration from Columbia University.

Ms. Kelsey Naughton

Ms. Kelsey Naughton

Filling the Data Analyst position, Ms. Kelsey Naughton joined the MSCHE staff in May 2019. In her current role, she is responsible for assisting with various data and research analyses, including compiling, conducting, and analyzing surveys, and improving and maintaining the AIU process. Prior to joining MSCHE, Ms. Naughton was a Data Analyst and Report Writer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. She earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.