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December 7, 2005

Farmingdale State President Elected to Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter
Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Farmingdale State University of New York, was elected to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on January 1, 2006 and will serve a three year term.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental association that promotes and ensures educational excellence and improvement through peer-evaluation and accreditation. Accreditation is a means of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. The aim of accreditation is to strengthen and maintain the utmost quality and integrity of higher education.

As a member of Middle States, Dr. Gibralter will be part of a team that performs assessments, peer evaluations, consultations, and appropriate educational activities. In particular, Dr. Gibralter has been asked to serve on the Committee for Evaluation Reports. As such he is assigned to read College Self-Studies and Periodic Review Reports and report back to the full Commission. Action is taken by the commission based partly upon his review and recommendation.

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