Brian C. Kirschner

MSCHE Staff Outreach | April 2022

MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti served as a guest co-host on the EdUp Experience Podcast with Dr. Joe Sallustio and featured guest Dr. Erica Moore. Dr. Moore serves as the Executive Director of Native Student Success at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium…

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New MSCHE Staff Enhance Restructured Communications and Events Unit

The Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has welcomed two new staff members and unified its Communications and Events units. Under the leadership of Senior Director for Communications and Events Mr. Brian Kirschner, the new Communications and Events Unit better aligns MSCHE’s…

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MSCHE Unveils New Mission, Vision, and Values

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) approved new mission, vision, and values (MVV) statements that offer a much clearer and concise representation of the organization. The release of the new MVV statements follows the rebranding process undertaken by MSCHE in 2019…

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Advocacy Needs Percolate through Inaugural Virtual Coffee with the Commission Event

With coffee and Danish in hand, a group of 16 presidents representing institutions from New Jersey and Delaware met with MSCHE staff for the first Virtual Coffee with the Commission on February 23, 2021. The new initiative launched by the Commission presented an…

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MSCHE Promotes Staff and Realigns Reporting Structure

As the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) prepares for a presidential transition on July 1, 2020, a number of staff promotions and reporting realignments became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. President’s Office Dr. Stephen J. Pugliese, who was Lead Vice President…

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Delegation from Moldova Visits MSCHE to Learn about Accreditation

A delegation from Moldova visited the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, to learn more about accreditation in the United States. The group of eight education officials from different institutions were participating in a program titled Higher Education…

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Albany Plays Host to First Town Hall of 2019-20

Albany played host to the first of three Town Halls presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Sept. 26, 2019. The Town Hall followed a proven format that began with Commission staff hosting a breakfast for area presidents and…

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Harrisburg Town Hall Concludes 2018-19 Series

Staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted the final Town Hall of the season in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 26, 2019. As in previous Town Halls, the staff hosted a breakfast for presidents and provosts that was followed by a…

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San Juan Town Hall: What a Difference a Year Makes

Institutional representatives from across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean gathered in San Juan for a Town Hall presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on Feb. 28, 2019. The Commission regularly hosts Town Halls throughout its region in order to make…

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Self-Study Institute Provides Foundation for Self-Study Process

Whether an institution is seeking its first accreditation through the candidacy process or taking the steps to reaffirm its accreditation as part of the Accreditation Review Cycle, the self-study is the mandatory process to fulfill those goals. In order to assist institutions, the…

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