Goldey-Beacom College announced that President Gary L. Wirt was elected Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) at its meeting in Philadelphia on November 17, 2016. Dr. Wirt will assume the post on January 1, 2017.
Elected to his first term as a Commissioner in 2005, Dr. Wirt served as Chair of the Commission’s Committee on Follow-up Activities/Candidate Institutions, reviewing dozens of institutions in Candidacy status or submitting follow-up materials, and served on the Commission’s Presidential Search Committee.
He has chaired 12 evaluation teams, including special visits to institutions and candidacy visits. He has also served as a Trustee of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, where he was a member of the Finance Committee and the Human Resources Committee. In 2011, he was re-elected to the Commission on Higher Education where he currently serves as Vice Chair.
Wirt has chaired 12 evaluation teams, including special visits to institutions and candidacy visits. He has also served as a Trustee of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, where he was a member of the Finance Committee and the Human Resources Committee. In 2011, he was re-elected to the Commission on Higher Education where he currently serves as Vice Chair.
Wirt became President of Goldey-Beacom College on July 1, 2015. He previously served as Vice President and as Dean of Students. He first joined Goldey-Beacom College full-time in 1988 after teaching adjunct classes for over 14 years.
He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington College, and the University of Sarasota, earning his doctorate in Counseling Psychology.
The Commission is authorized by the U. S. Secretary of Education to accredit colleges and universities from New York to the District of Columbia, as well as schools in the Caribbean and overseas.
Over 500 institutions are represented by the organization through elected Commissioners. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Commission’s representatives conduct regular visits to institutions and an ongoing reporting system to evaluate schools’ strengths using standardized criteria, then recommend action regarding accreditation to the full Commission.
Bryn Mawr Bank appointments
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation has announced the appointment of Susan Kuon, as Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer in the Mortgage Division. Kuon is based in the Bryn Mawr, Pa., corporate headquarters. She joined BMT on September 19, 2016.
Kuon joined BMT from Stearns Lending, where she was a Mortgage Loan Originator. Prior to this, she was a Home Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo, and has over six years of mortgage lending experience.
DE Medical Society elects president
Prayus T. Tailor, M.D., was elected to lead the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) for 2017 during the professional organizations 227th Annual Meeting on November 19, 2017.A graduate of Christiana High School, Tailor studied at The George Washington University and completed medical school abroad at the J.J.M. Medical College, Mysore University, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
He returned to the United States to complete his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at the Hospital of St. Raphael (Yale University School of Medicine). While there he won awards for Outstanding Resident in his 1st and 3rd years. After completing his fellowship in nephrology, Tailor came back to his hometown to join practice with Nephrology Associates, PA. He also served as MSD’s President-Elect in 2016 and as Board Chair of DELPAC, the political action committee of the Medical Society of Delaware in 2015.
Other officers who will serve for the coming year include: Richard W. Henderson, M.D., President-Elect; Andrew W. Dahlke, M.D., Vice President; Joseph J. Straight, M.D., Secretary; Randeep S. Kahlon, M.D., Treasurer; and Leo W. Raisis, M.D., Speaker of the Council.