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Staff Outreach and Events | July 2022

On October 26-29, 2022, President Dr. Heather Perfetti will speak at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress as part of the keynote accreditation panel. The gathering of over 1,500 trustees and presidents of community colleges is themed “Community Colleges: Improving…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Proposed Title IX Rulemaking and Regulations to Expand and Improve Targeted Relief

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the proposed United States Department of Education (USDE) Title IX…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti to Serve as C-RAC Vice Chair

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti has been named Vice Chair of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Perfetti, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Jamienne S. Studley president of the…

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MSCHE Policy Update Effective July 1, 2022

The following newly revised policies were approved by the Commission and will be effective July 1, 2022. Upon the effective date, documents will be available in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. The Commission approved the following policy revisions at…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from its June 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 22-23, 2022, virtual meeting. “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education remains focused on equitably applying its standards and requirements of affiliation to all of…

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MSCHE Welcomes IT Support Specialist Darren Moore to the Information Systems Unit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed Mr. Darren Moore to its Information Systems Unit as IT Support Specialist in June 2022. Mr. Moore will provide technical support and training, and he will facilitate the operation and improvement of the organization’s…

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Madison Campos Joins MSCHE as Compliance Officer

Ms. Madison Campos joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) as its Compliance Officer in May 2022. Ms. Campos will work across MSCHE units to develop the Commission’s compliance program, conduct compliance training, and coordinate practices across the organization that uphold…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Public Input on Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to Strengthen and Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The United States Department of Education announced its plans to gather…

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USDE Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment Invites MSCHE Institutions

The United States Department of Education (USDE) announced it will expand the Second Chance Pell Experiment after previously doing so twice since the program launched in 2015. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has 11 member institutions invited to participate in…

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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Power 100

City & State Pennsylvania has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its 2022 Higher Education Power 100 ranking, recognizing the most powerful educators in Pennsylvania. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 39 on the publication’s list…

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