MSCHE Staff

MSCHE Welcomes Connie Clifton as Director for Membership

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) will welcome Dr. Connie Clifton in January 2023 as the Director for Membership. In this role, she supports the Commission’s strategic priority relating to its membership initiative, which includes service to new prospective institutions as…

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Dr. Idna Corbett Named MSCHE Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations

Dr. Idna Corbett was named Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in October 2022. Dr. Corbett joined the staff as a Vice President for Institutional Field Relations in 2017 and became Lead Vice President…

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Director for Regulatory Affairs Beverly Rebar Joins MSCHE

Ms. Beverly Rebar will join the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in November 2022 as the Director for Regulatory Affairs. In this role, she will support the Commission’s responsibilities in the regulatory triad, including with federal, state, and other government partners, and…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti to Speak at ACCT Leadership Congress

On October 26-29, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will speak at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress as part of the keynote accreditation panel. The gathering of over 1,500 trustees and…

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MSCHE President Perfetti Meets with USDE Senior Leadership during C-RAC Fall Retreat

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti and the chief executive officers of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) met with United States Department of Education (USDE) Undersecretary Mr. James Kvaal, Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti Launches SSI 2022 with Remarks

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti launched the 2022 Self-Study Institute (SSI) with remarks for the 69 institutions beginning the multi-week training. Held virtually over five weeks from October 6 through November 10, SSI combines plenary sessions…

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MSCHE Welcomes Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education Delegation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, along with a number of key MSCHE staff, welcomed a delegation from the Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education on October 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. Dr. Perfetti and MSCHE Vice President for…

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MSCHE Welcomes Administrative Coordinator Kasey Bennett

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed Ms. Kasey Bennett as Administrative Coordinator for the President’s Office in September 2022. In this role, she supports the work of the President, the Executive Leadership Team, Commissioners, and in particular, the Commission’s Executive…

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Dr. Diana Barbu Joins MSCHE Research Unit

Dr. Diana Barbu joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in August 2022 as Senior Director for Research. In this role, she will lead the important work of the Research Unit, which includes conducting both ongoing and new research and data…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Institutional Eligibility, Student Assistance General Provisions, and Federal Pell Grant Program Proposed Rulemaking

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the United States Department of Education (USDE) Institutional Eligibility, Student…

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