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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…

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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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MSCHE Accepting Nominations for Commissioners Through March 29, 2019

The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites nominations for new Commissioners for the term Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2022. This year, nominations are invited for at least five positions on the Commission for institutional and public…

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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 President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee The U.S. Department of Education announced Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher Learning Commission, will serve on the Accreditation and Innovation Committee for the upcoming negotiated…

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