New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has elected Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College, as a Commissioner. The announcement was made yesterday at the annual meeting of the Commission in Philadelphia, PA. The three-year term begins January 1, 2013.
The Commission, which is a unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, is a voluntary, non-governmental membership association that promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations and resources. Its focus is the higher education community in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several locations internationally.
Dr. Cortes joins 25 elected volunteers who are responsible for making decisions on the accreditations of institutions and Commission policies. These professionals and administrators are selected for the unique perspectives they may bring to the discussion of higher education.
Dr. Cortes was appointed President of Berkeley College in July 2008. He previously held several senior-level administrative positions including President and Executive Director of the American School Foundation, A.C. (ASF), in Mexico City. He served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the State University of New York. In addition, Dr. Cortes served as Dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dedicated to educational excellence and improvement since 1919, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region.
A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President, was elected a Commissioner of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.