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Following First Virtual Meeting, MSCHE Announces Actions from Its June 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 25, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting was conducted in an all virtual format for the first time. The meeting also marked the final one for…

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End of an Era: Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski Officially Retires as MSCHE President

Over the course of her two decades with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski has been witness to much change not only within the Commission but across the higher education environment. Dr. Sibolski, who took part in her…

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Former MSCHE Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly Passes Away

The MSCHE community is saddened to learn about the June 5, 2020, passing of former Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly. Mr. Connolly, 69, was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Sorbonne and had served as a Public Member of the Commission between Jan. 1,…

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New MSCHE Commissioner Nominations – Extended to June 30

The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites nominations for new Commissioners for the term Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2023. Individuals may nominate themselves, anyone from their own campus, someone from another institution, or a public…

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MSCHE May 2020 Membership Updates Related to Recent and Upcoming Commission Activities

On behalf of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), we hope that this memorandum finds you, your colleagues, students, and your loved ones safe and in good health as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognize and…

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MSCHE Operational Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a global concern and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) understands that this continues to be a difficult time for your students, faculty, staff, and administration, for your institution, and for your communities. Please find below important…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its March 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has made public the accreditation actions approved at its March 5, 2020, meeting in Philadelphia. Included in those are non-compliance actions for St. Francis College and¬† Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, both of which were placed…

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MSCHE Releases COVID-19 Guidance and Actions to Institutions

In response to the growing concerns and impact on member institutions and their faculty, staff, and students related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) has made operational changes that align with recent guidelines issued by the United…

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MSCHE Executive Committee and Standing/Advisory Committees Named; Dr. James Sunser Elected Commission Chair

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the election of its Executive Committee and Officers for the term Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. Dr.¬†James Sunser, President of Genesee Community College, was elected Chair of the Commission. In addition, the…

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MSCHE Welcomes New Commissioners and the Re-Election of Second-Term Commissioners for 2020

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomes eight first-term Commissioners and four Commissioners elected to a second term on Jan. 1, 2020. These individuals were elected by a vote of MSCHE member institutions this past fall and will serve from Jan….

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