MSCHE Staff

MSCHE Staff Observe July NACIQI Meeting

Three staff members from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)meeting held in Alexandria, VA, from July 30–31, 2019. President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti; Ms. Mary Beth Kait, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs;…

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MSCHE Formalizes Separation from MSA, Amends Bylaws

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) officially withdrew from the Middle States Association (MSA) on July 1, 2019. The withdrawal was approved by the Board of Trustees of MSA and the Executive Committee of MSCHE in May 2019. The withdrawal from…

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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 joined the MSCHE staff as Vice President in July 2019. In this role, he’ll serve as a liaison to…

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CHEA Accepts MSCHE Interim Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has learned that its 2019 Interim Report to the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) was accepted by CHEA’s Committee on Recognition at its June 3-4, 2019, meeting. No further reporting is required at this time. “Continued…

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MSCHE Leadership Transition: Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to Retire as President on June 30, 2020; Dr. Heather Perfetti to Assume Presidency on July 1, 2020

After nearly two decades of service to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), including the last 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elizabeth H. Sibolski, Ph.D., has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2020. The Executive Committee of…

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MSCHE’s Dr. Sibolski Recounts U.S. Department of Education Rule Proposal Experience

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski had a front row seat for the negotiated rule making process that has concluded with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) releasing the proposed regulations on June 12, 2019. Serving as…

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MSCHE Ends Accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Looks to Finalize The Art Institute of Philadelphia Status

On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education formally acted to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, effective March 13, 2019. The action was spelled out in a letter from MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to…

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MSCHE Urges N.Y. State to Reconsider Aspects of Proposed Education Law Restrictions

In response to a proposed education law in New York that would restrict senior staff and board members from for-profit institutions to serve on the board of any regional or national accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H….

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Milestone Achieved with first MPPR Cohort

When the initial cohort of 15 institutions who participated in the Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) came before the March 2019 meeting of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the final element of the renewed accreditation cycle was now in place. The MPPR…

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MSCHE Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Dr. Christy L. Faison was named Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations in January 2019 to replace Dr. Robert A. Schneider who became Special Assistant to the President….

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