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Recent MSCHE Staff Updates

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces recent staff changes and additions across the Accreditation Relations and Finance Units. With the retirement of Dr. Christy Faison, Dr. Ellie A. Fogarty was promoted to Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations in January…

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Dr. Christy Faison Retires from MSCHE

Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations Dr. Christy L. Faison has retired from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) closing a chapter on her almost 43-year distinguished career dedicated to education at all levels. “We are a better team, and I…

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MSCHE Submits Comments to DHS in Support of DACA

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On July 16, 2021, the…

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MSCHE Submits Comments to USDE on 90/10 Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the request by the United States Department of Education for public comments regarding the 90/10 rule. As announced in the Federal Register:…

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Virtual SSI Begins Self-Study Process for 69 Institutions 

Building on the first virtual Self-Study Institute (SSI) in 2020, the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) launched its 2021 SSI with 68 currently accredited institutions and one candidate institution over the course of five weeks from October 5 and ends on…

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Recent MSCHE Staff Additions

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to welcome Ms. Marilyn Del Valle and welcome back Ms. Alicia Vassallo to the Commission staff. Ms. Marilyn Del Valle joined MSCHE in November 2021 as an Accreditation Services Coordinator. In this role,…

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Breaking the Myth that MSCHE Standards and Incremental Credentialing are Incompatible

Since February 2020, Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has been a member of the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The Credential As You Go initiative looks to…

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Virtual USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Process Update and Opportunities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members, we would like to draw your attention to the virtual negotiated rulemaking process currently underway by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE President…

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

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…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti Named as Primary Negotiator on USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced that Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will serve as a primary negotiator representing accrediting agencies on the Affordability and Student Loans Committee for the negotiated rulemaking on…

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