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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 Staff Observe July NACIQI Meeting

Three staff members from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)meeting held in Alexandria, VA, from July 30–31, 2019. President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti; Ms. Mary Beth Kait, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs;…

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New Communication, Public Disclosures Policies and Procedures Approved

The Communication in the Accreditation Process Policy and Procedures and Public Disclosures Policy and Procedure were approved through ballot by member institutions on August 5, 2019. The revisions to these two policies and procedures will become effective September 1, 2019. The documents can…

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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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Two New Staff Join MSCHE

Two new staff members joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the Accreditation Relations and Research Units. Dr. Robert A. Bonfiglio joined the MSCHE staff as Vice President in July 2019. In this role, he’ll serve as a liaison to…

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CHEA Accepts MSCHE Interim Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has learned that its 2019 Interim Report to the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) was accepted by CHEA’s Committee on Recognition at its June 3-4, 2019, meeting. No further reporting is required at this time. “Continued…

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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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MSCHE Announces Accreditation Actions from June 2019 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 27, 2019, meeting. All 11 institutions of the University of Puerto Rico system have been removed from show cause and have had their accreditation reaffirmed following…

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MSCHE Policy Update

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education recently completed a technical amendment of the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The documents are currently available on the Policies Under Review page. The amended policy and procedures are effective as of July 1, 2019, and will…

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