Heather F. Perfetti

MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti to Speak at ACCT Leadership Congress

On October 26-29, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. 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…

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MSCHE President Perfetti Meets with USDE Senior Leadership during C-RAC Fall Retreat

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti and the chief executive officers of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) met with United States Department of Education (USDE) Undersecretary Mr. James Kvaal, Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti Launches SSI 2022 with Remarks

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti launched the 2022 Self-Study Institute (SSI) with remarks for the 69 institutions beginning the multi-week training. Held virtually over five weeks from October 6 through November 10, SSI combines plenary sessions…

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MSCHE Welcomes Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education Delegation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, along with a number of key MSCHE staff, welcomed a delegation from the Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education on October 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. Dr. Perfetti and MSCHE Vice President for…

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MSCHE Welcomes Administrative Coordinator Kasey Bennett

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed Ms. Kasey Bennett as Administrative Coordinator for the President’s Office in September 2022. In this role, she supports the work of the President, the Executive Leadership Team, Commissioners, and in particular, the Commission’s Executive…

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MSCHE Unveils New USDE Recognition Webpage

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has unveiled a webpage dedicated to the renewal process for its recognition with the United States Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE’s USDE Recognition page provides information about the recognition process for institutional accreditors. Institutional accreditors…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Institutional Eligibility, Student Assistance General Provisions, and Federal Pell Grant Program Proposed Rulemaking

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 United States Department of Education (USDE) Institutional Eligibility, Student…

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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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