Elizabeth H. Sibolski

End of an Era: Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski Officially Retires as MSCHE President

Over the course of her two decades with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski has been witness to much change not only within the Commission but across the higher education environment. Dr. Sibolski, who took part in her…

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Former MSCHE Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly Passes Away

The MSCHE community is saddened to learn about the June 5, 2020, passing of former Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly. Mr. Connolly, 69, was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Sorbonne and had served as a Public Member of the Commission between Jan. 1,…

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MSCHE Provides Feedback to USDE for Distance Education and Innovation Rulemaking

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) had the opportunity to provide comments for proposed rulemaking related to Distance Education and Innovation. Writing on behalf of the Commission, President Elizabeth H. Sibolski and President-Elect Heather F. Perfetti remarked that MSCHE is supportive…

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MSCHE May 2020 Membership Updates Related to Recent and Upcoming Commission Activities

On behalf of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), we hope that this memorandum finds you, your colleagues, students, and your loved ones safe and in good health as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognize and…

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MSCHE Staff Attend CHEA Annual Conference and USDE Meeting in D.C.

A contingent of staff and senior leadership from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2020 Annual Conference and CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 27 to 29, 2020….

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AGB-MSCHE Workshop Addresses Institutional Strategic Planning

Decision makers and influencers in higher education joined the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a workshop on long-term strategic partnerships and private system affiliations. This was the first of…

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Finding Prosperity: Long-Term Strategic Partnerships and Private System Affiliations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges present a free one-day workshop. There are no one-size-fits-all strategies for colleges and universities. Each institution has their own unique strengths and challenges.   Developing your situational assessment, understanding…

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Commissioners Complete Service for Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) extends their sincere appreciation for the service of seven Commissioners whose terms ended on Dec. 31, 2019. Dr. Robert K. Clark, who retired as Special Assistant to the President for Planning, Research, Institutional Effectiveness, and…

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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future at the MSCHE 2019 Annual Conference

There was a lot to celebrate at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s 2019 Annual Conference. It was after all the 100th anniversary of the Commission and its 25th Annual Conference. The Conference was especially meaningful as MSCHE also celebrated the legacy…

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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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