Middle States Vice President Liaison to visit UDC

Middle States Vice President Liaison to visit UDC

Middle States Vice President Liaison to visit UDC



On March 22, UDC will host the first formal event in its Self-Study process for reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). UDC’s Vice President Liaison at MSCHE, Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, will conduct a series of meetings with members of the UDC community, President Mason, Board members and other university leaders.

The Self-Study Preparation Visit (SSPV) is conducted to help prepare an institution to conduct a useful self-study and host a successful Evaluation Team Visit. The preparation visit is scheduled in ample time to assist the institution to become comfortable with the Standards for Accreditation and Commission expectations so that work on the Self-Study Report and preparation for the Evaluation Team visit can begin in earnest. The purpose of the SSPV is to:

  •  learn more about the current status of UDC;
  •  discuss the priorities identified in our Self-Study Design and find the most appropriate means of addressing them through the self-study process;
  •  acquaint those who will have crucial roles in the self-study with the Commission’s expectations and available resources;
  •  discuss and offer feedback on the institution’s draft Self-Study Design; and
  • otherwise assist with the institution’s preparations for self-study and peer review

The Self-Study Preparation Visit schedule is shown here (all meetings are in person):

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: UDC Community (Student Center Ballroom)

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Visit/Tour: Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering (SEAS)

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: President Mason

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Self-Study Steering Committee

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Board of Trustees

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Close-out meeting with Self-Study Tri-Chairs


Robert Bonfiglio

About UDC’s VP Liaison, Dr. Robert Bonfiglio:

Dr. Robert A. Bonfiglio became the MSCHE Vice President Liaison for UDC in the summer of 2020 and has worked closely with the University in support of various accreditation-related activities, including the Substantive Change to close 801 N. Capitol and relocate operations to the Bertie Backus Campus. UDC is one of 75 institutions in Dr. Bonfiglio’s portfolio.

Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Bonfiglio served as vice president for Student and Campus Life at SUNY Geneseo from 1999 to 2019. He previously served as vice president for Student Development and Dean of Students at Cabrini College (PA) and as president of the SUNY Council of Chief Student Affairs Administrators. He earned his Ed.D. in History and Education as well as a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration from Columbia University.