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Former MSCHE Commission Chair Dr. William B. DeLauder Passes Away

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education extends its condolences to Delaware State University and to the family of Dr. William B. DeLauder, who passed away on May 21. Dr. DeLauder was the eighth president of Delaware State and during his tenure chaired…

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New Site Features Rolled Out for MSCHE.org

With the aim to improve the visitor experience, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has rolled out website updates. Among the largest enhancements, are changes to the institution directory. Now listed for each institution are the accreditation liaison officers (ALO) and the…

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MSCHE Ends Accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Looks to Finalize The Art Institute of Philadelphia Status

On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education formally acted to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, effective March 13, 2019. The action was spelled out in a letter from MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to…

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MSCHE Urges N.Y. State to Reconsider Aspects of Proposed Education Law Restrictions

In response to a proposed education law in New York that would restrict senior staff and board members from for-profit institutions to serve on the board of any regional or national accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H….

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MSCHE Continues Show Cause Status for 11 UPR Institutions

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education continued the show cause status for all 11 institutions of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) following their appearances before the Commission on March 13 and 14, 2019. For the eight institutions who have been in…

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MSCHE Statement on the Sudden Closure of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

The United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, appointed a federal equity receiver, custodian, and liquidator for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Jan. 18, 2019. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has been working with the institution,…

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New 2019 Middle States Commission on Higher Education Executive Committee Named; Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin Elected Chair

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has elected its Executive Committee and Officers for the term Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019. Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, President of Union County College, was elected Chair of the Commission. Dr. McMenamin, who…

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MSCHE Announces the Election of New Commissioners, the Re-election of Second-Term Commissioners, and an Appointment to Begin Terms in 2019

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed six new Commissioners and two Commissioners elected to a second term on Jan. 1, 2019. These individuals were elected by a vote of MSCHE member institutions this past fall and will serve from Jan….

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Commissioners Complete Service for Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Gary L. Wirt stepped down as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in addition to seven members completing their terms and leaving the Commission as of Dec. 31, 2018. Dr. Wirt, President of Goldey-Beacom College, was Chair of the…

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MSCHE Removed from ACICS Recommendation Report

The U.S. Department of Education officially announced Nov. 21, 2018, that it had restored recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The restoration followed a September 2018 report that had recommended ACICS be given an opportunity to come into…

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