Call For Commissioner Nominations – Public Representatives Needed

Deadline for Nominations: March 31, 2021

Nomination Form:

The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) must fill public representative vacancies for the term January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024, and issues this call for self-nominations or the nominations of others.

Who Can Serve as a Public Representative?

The Commission defines a public representative as an individual who is not an employee, governing board member, owner, shareholder, or consultant of an institution accredited by the Commission or a candidate for accreditation by the Commission; who is not a member of any trade association or membership organization related to, affiliated with, or associated with the Commission; and who is not a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any of the above. The Commission elects public representatives in accordance with its bylaws and federal regulations.

Individuals shall be considered for nomination consistent with the Commission’s commitment for its governing body to be representative of the diversity of size, ownership, and academic nature of the institutional members and to reflect broad geographical and demographic representation by the Commissioners.

About the Commissioner Role

This is a working Commission, and Commissioners spend approximately 8-10 days each year on Commission business, including Commission meetings and accreditation committee meetings. Significant preparation for all meetings is required. The full Commission usually meets for one day each in March, June, and November.

Nomination Process

To submit a nomination for one or more of the vacancies, please complete the nomination form by March 31, 2021. In an effort to reach as broad constituency as possible, MSCHE requests that you share this information with individuals who might have an interest in the work of the Commission and accreditation.

The Commission will accept nominations as follows:

For those wishing to self-nominate, you should visit and create an account, or log in if already an account holder. When submitting your self-nomination, please enter all the requested information as well as upload a copy of your current resume or CV. The Commission will not consider those nominations that are not accompanied by a resume.

For those nominating someone else, please send the name and email address of the person you are nominating to Ms. Christina D’Argenio, Executive Assistant to the President and Manager of Commission Relations, at


Please contact Ms. D’Argenio with any questions or technical difficulties.