NEWS BRIEF: Middle States Commission accepts follow-up report


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Rachel Looker

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accepted Marywood’s monitoring report, according to a president’s memo from Marywood President Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.

The university met all 14 standards for accreditation and was approved by the Middle States Commission in 2016 to remain an accredited university. The commission required Marywood to submit a follow-up report in December 2017.

The report addressed planning strategies, proposed budgetary processes and included a strategic enrollment plan.

“I’m very happy that the commission has recognized the work that the university has done to continue to meet the middle states accreditation standards,” Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Kathleen Ruthkosky said.

According to Ruthkosky, the progress report was to check that the university was on track with plans to ensure ongoing compliance with the standards.

The next Middle States evaluation will take place during the 2025 to 2026 academic year.

“I wish once again to thank Dean Zauhar and Dr. Ruthkosky, as well as Mrs. Tammy McHale and Mrs. Ann Boland-Chase for coordinating this report and for the time and personal resources expended to bring this monitoring report to a successful conclusion,” Persico said in the memo.

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