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USDE Opens Third Round of Second Chance Pell Grants (Letter of Interest Due by October 28, 2021)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to draw your attention to the below announcement from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) about the Second Chance Pell Grant program. MSCHE already has several institutions experienced with providing education in prisons,…

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MSCHE President’s Summer 2021 Update

I want to thank all of our constituents for your support throughout the course of the last year, which represented the first full year of my presidency with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It was my privilege to guide the work…

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Technical Amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures Announced

The Commission made technical amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures and updated the related templates-request forms, effective August 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be…

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Listen Now: MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast with Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux

As the 10th president of Bowie State University, the oldest historically Black university in Maryland, Dr. Aminta Breaux is committed to ensuring that every student develops an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve success in the workplace and the community. In the fourth episode of…

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Three Commissioners to Join MSCHE for First Terms in 2022

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the election of three new Commissioners to first terms beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2024. Chris L. Kenny, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Supermarkets Inc.; John P. Schiavone, CPA, Partner, Lumsden &…

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Statement on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has been in ongoing discussions with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its institutions regarding the proposal approved by the State System of Higher Education board on July 14, 2021. The Commission has procedures in…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its June 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 24, 2021, virtual meeting. Among the 94 actions taken by the Commission, it acted to: Reaffirmed the accreditation of 25 institutions, including Wells College and…

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MSCHE Provides Written Comments on USDE Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written comments to the notice from the United States Department of Education (USDE) to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of…

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Dr. Melissa Hardin and Dr. Terence Peavy Join MSCHE as VPs

Dr. Melissa Hardin and Dr. Terence Peavy joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as Vice Presidents for Institutional Field Relations on July 1, 2021. In this role, they serve as a liaisons to member institutions, providing training to institutions and volunteers, and…

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New or Revised Policies, Procedures, and Statements Effective July 1, 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved several new or revised policies, procedures, and statements at its June 24, 2021, Commission meeting. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search…

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