MSCHE Staff

Newly Published “A Framework for Action” Guides System and Accreditor Interactions

Recognizing the need for accreditors to serve as partners with public higher education systems, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was pleased to join a Lumina Foundation funded initiative to develop guidelines for engagement and effective partnership. The resulting “A Framework…

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Advocacy Needs Percolate through Inaugural Virtual Coffee with the Commission Event

With coffee and Danish in hand, a group of 16 presidents representing institutions from New Jersey and Delaware met with MSCHE staff for the first Virtual Coffee with the Commission on February 23, 2021. The new initiative launched by the Commission presented an…

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Hollowell and Mathios End Service to MSCHE as Commissioners

After six plus years on the Commission, Mr. David Hollowell and Dr. Alan Mathios officially ended their terms with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Dec. 31, 2020. “Both Dave and Alan have been stewards of our organization and have…

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Employment Opportunity: Vice President for Institutional Field Relations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Field Relations. The next Vice President will be a leader who is dedicated to advancing the quality of higher education. Learn more.

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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the…

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MSCHE Responds to Proposed ICE Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education submitted comments on October 22, 2020, in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security proposed rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange…

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MSCHE to Launch Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project as a Call to Action

An institution of higher education is a community dedicated to students, to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, to the study and clarification of values, and to the advancement of the society it serves. As an institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher…

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EdUp Experience Podcast Features Dr. Perfetti

In the latest episode of The EdUp Experience published on September 20, 2020, Dr. Heather Perfetti, President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, talks about how the accreditor works with institutions to help make them better.  Institutions are facing a more…

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Virtual Town Hall Draws Over 1,000 Participants to Hear MSCHE Updates

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) hosted a Virtual Town Hall, sponsored by Xitracs, a Division of Concord USA, on Monday, September 21, 2020. Over, 1,200 individuals from the across the membership and the public registered for the webinar with the vast…

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MSCHE Welcomes Two New Staffers and Elevates Two Others

Dr. Paul L. Starkey, Vice President for Institutional Field Relations, and Ms. Bridgette M. Boody, Associate Policy Analyst and Records Officer, joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on August 3, 2020. In addition, Ms. Kathie Jeffries has been elevated to Vice…

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