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Commissioners Complete Service for Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) extends their sincere appreciation for the service of seven Commissioners whose terms ended on Dec. 31, 2019. Dr. Robert K. Clark, who retired as Special Assistant to the President for Planning, Research, Institutional Effectiveness, and…

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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future at the MSCHE 2019 Annual Conference

There was a lot to celebrate at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s 2019 Annual Conference. It was after all the 100th anniversary of the Commission and its 25th Annual Conference. The Conference was especially meaningful as MSCHE also celebrated the legacy…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its November 2019 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has made public the accreditation actions approved at its Nov. 21, 2019, meeting in Philadelphia. Included in those actions are results from the show cause appearances by Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Daniel Morgan Graduate School…

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MSCHE Signs DACA Amicus Brief

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 44 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on October 4, 2019, by the American Council on Education (ACE) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood…

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MSCHE Requires Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security to Show Cause

At its meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, the Executive Committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) acted to require Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security to show cause by Oct. 4, 2019, as to why their accreditation should not…

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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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