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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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Three Commissioners Completed MSCHE Terms at the End of 2021

With the close of another year, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education bid farewell to Commissioners Dr. Mary Kennard, Ms. Denise Mulkern, and Dr. Carl Person, who completed their terms with the Commission on December 31, 2021. “All three of these folks…

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2022 MSCHE Standing/Advisory Committees Named

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the Chairs and Vice-Chairs for its standing and advisory committees. The Commission had previously announced its Executive Committee and Officers for 2022. Standing Committees The Finance Committee advises the Treasurer with respect to financial,…

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MSCHE Announces Listening Sessions for Periodic Review of Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation

As announced during the MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is undertaking a periodic review of its Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. For an overview of the process, visit MSCHE Standards Review Webpage. Individuals are…

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2022 MSCHE Executive Committee Announced

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has announced the election of its Executive Committee and Officers for the term January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. At the Commission meeting on December 2, 2021, Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of Pennsylvania…

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MSCHE Moves ASA College to Probation

On December 6, 2021, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education moved ASA College to non-compliance probation after rescinding its action of October 28, 2021, to issue a non-compliance warning to the institution. The move to probation follows receipt of additional information “that…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its December 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its December 2, 2021, virtual meeting.  Among the actions taken by the Commission, it acted to: Reaffirm the accreditation of five institutions, including: Ana G. Mendez University,…

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MSCHE Signs Letter Urging Congress to Protect DACA Recipients and Dreamers

​The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined the American Council on Education and nearly 60 other higher education groups in signing a letter to congressional leaders asking lawmakers to quickly pass legislation to permanently protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients…

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Three Commissioners to Join MSCHE for First Terms in 2022

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the election of three new Commissioners to first terms beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2024. Chris L. Kenny, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Supermarkets Inc.; John P. Schiavone, CPA, Partner, Lumsden &…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its June 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 24, 2021, virtual meeting. Among the 94 actions taken by the Commission, it acted to: Reaffirmed the accreditation of 25 institutions, including Wells College and…

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