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2019 Self-Study Institute Lays the Foundation for Institutional Success

More than 170 individuals from 65 institutions attended the annual Self-Study Institute (SSI) hosted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) from October 28-29, 2019, in Philadelphia. A self-study requires an institution to engage in an in-depth, comprehensive, and reflective assessment…

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Delegation from Moldova Visits MSCHE to Learn about Accreditation

A delegation from Moldova visited the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, to learn more about accreditation in the United States. The group of eight education officials from different institutions were participating in a program titled Higher Education…

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President-Elect Perfetti Guest Speaker at Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Meeting

President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti served as the guest speaker at the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic region meeting of its Senior Advisory Group for Engagement (SAGE) held at Bowie State University on Oct. 21, 2019. Dr. Perfetti’s remarks focused on the presidential transition and the future…

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Albany Plays Host to First Town Hall of 2019-20

Albany played host to the first of three Town Halls presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Sept. 26, 2019. The Town Hall followed a proven format that began with Commission staff hosting a breakfast for area presidents and…

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MSCHE Staff Score with C-RAC Retreat

A contingent of staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) made their way to Atlanta for the biennial Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) retreat from August 26-28, 2019. Hosted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on…

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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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