MSCHE’s Dr. Sean McKitrick Adds Perspective at the Correctional Education Association Region 1 Conference

Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The 59th Annual Correctional Education Association Region 1 Conference in Cape May, NJ, from September 29 to October 1, 2021, included Middle States Commission on Higher Education Vice President for Institutional Field Relations Dr. Sean McKitrick.

Dr. McKitrick was a panelist for the Pell Restoration, Title IV, and the Impact on Corrections session on September 30. The panelists provided a view of the various interconnected roles within higher education in prison, including a view of title IV institutional requirements, the role of accreditation bodies, college/university parameters, and Departments of Corrections impacts.

Ms. Sheila Meiman, Director of the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) RISE (Returning & Incarcerated Student Education) program, and Ms. Rachel Gentry, Assistant Director of Federal and State Relations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), joined Dr. McKitrick to add their perspectives.

For those looking to learn more about prison programs in higher education, the virtual MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference: New Horizons for Higher Education being held from December 14-15, 2021, will feature Gearing Up for Pell for All: Focus on Higher Education in Prison Programs. Dr. McKitrick and Ms. Meiman will be joined by Dr. Megan Callaghan, Dean of the Bard Prison Initiative at Bard College, and Dr. Belinda Wheeler, Senior Program Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice. Learn more and register at https://go.msche.org/Annual-Conference-Registration