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Wendy DeJesus

Director for Human Resources and Office Manager
Finance

Phone: 267.284.5045

Email: [email protected]

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Wendy DeJesus

Wendy DeJesus joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in November 2010 and was named Director for Human Resources and Office Manager in July 2023. Wendy supports the work of the finance department as well as office and human resources management. She earned her bachelor's degree from the Academy of Art University (CA).

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Rebecca Escher

Staff Accountant
Finance

Phone: 267.284.5008

Email: [email protected]

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Rebecca Escher

Rebecca Escher joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in January 2021 and was named Staff Accountant in July 2023. In this role, she supports the work of the Finance Unit. Before coming to the Commission, Rebecca served as the Office Administrator for Milestone Church from 2006-2022 and handled all aspects of the church office. Prior to that, she worked in the banking industry before becoming a stay-at-home mom for a few years. She earned a B.S. in Office Administration with a concentration in Business Management/Accounting from Pensacola Christian College (FL).

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Kathie Jeffries

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Finance

Phone: 267.284.5024

Email: [email protected]

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Kathie Jeffries

Kathie Jeffries joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in July 2009 and was named Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer in August 2020. She provides financial reporting, review, and analysis and contributes to strategic planning and resource allocation to support the future initiatives of the Commission. Before coming to the Commission, Kathie served as Controller at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she worked from 2001-2009. Her many years of service includes working in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in various positions, including Manager of Accounting Services and Director of Finance. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from The King's College (NY) with an Accounting concentration at Pace University (NY).

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Fran Murray

Staff Accountant
Finance

Phone: 267.284.5047

Email: [email protected]

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Fran Murray

Francis (Fran) Murray joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1991 and was named Staff Accountant. He handles accounts receivables and accounts payable, the general ledger, and other accounting functions. Fran attended Chestnut Hill College (PA).

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