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MSCHE Formalizes Separation from MSA, Amends Bylaws

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) officially withdrew from the Middle States Association (MSA) on July 1, 2019. The withdrawal was approved by the Board of Trustees of MSA and the Executive Committee of MSCHE in May 2019. The withdrawal from…

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MSCHE Leadership Transition: Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to Retire as President on June 30, 2020; Dr. Heather Perfetti to Assume Presidency on July 1, 2020

After nearly two decades of service to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), including the last 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elizabeth H. Sibolski, Ph.D., has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2020. The Executive Committee of…

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MSCHE’s Dr. Sibolski Recounts U.S. Department of Education Rule Proposal Experience

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski had a front row seat for the negotiated rule making process that has concluded with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) releasing the proposed regulations on June 12, 2019. Serving as…

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Manor College’s Dr. Jonathan Peri Joins MSCHE as a Commissioner

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed new Commissioner Dr. Jonathan Peri, President of Manor College (PA), as of July 1, 2019. Dr. Peri was appointed by the Commission to complete the term of retiring Commissioner Dr. Gary L. Wirt. President…

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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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