MSCHE Staff

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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Staff Outreach and Events | July 2022

On October 26-29, 2022, President Dr. Heather 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 presidents of community colleges is themed “Community Colleges: Improving…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Proposed Title IX Rulemaking and Regulations to Expand and Improve Targeted Relief

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 proposed United States Department of Education (USDE) Title IX…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti to Serve as C-RAC Vice Chair

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti has been named Vice Chair of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Perfetti, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Jamienne S. Studley president of the…

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MSCHE Welcomes IT Support Specialist Darren Moore to the Information Systems Unit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed Mr. Darren Moore to its Information Systems Unit as IT Support Specialist in June 2022. Mr. Moore will provide technical support and training, and he will facilitate the operation and improvement of the organization’s…

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Madison Campos Joins MSCHE as Compliance Officer

Ms. Madison Campos joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) as its Compliance Officer in May 2022. Ms. Campos will work across MSCHE units to develop the Commission’s compliance program, conduct compliance training, and coordinate practices across the organization that uphold…

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USDE Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment Invites MSCHE Institutions

The United States Department of Education (USDE) announced it will expand the Second Chance Pell Experiment after previously doing so twice since the program launched in 2015. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has 11 member institutions invited to participate in…

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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Power 100

City & State Pennsylvania has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its 2022 Higher Education Power 100 ranking, recognizing the most powerful educators in Pennsylvania. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 39 on the publication’s list…

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Dr. Anne G. Wahl Joins MSCHE Staff as Vice President for Institutional Field Relations

Dr. Anne G. Wahl joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) as Vice President for Institutional Field Relations in April 2022. At MSCHE, Dr. Wahl serves as a liaison to member institutions, provides training to institutions and volunteers, and supports the…

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