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Evaluation Team

Academic Effectiveness

Evaluation Team

The evaluation process consists of two interrelated phases: a self-study, conducted by an institution, and peer review, conducted by an evaluation team. Evaluation team members and team chairs are volunteers who are selected from the academic community within the Middle States region and throughout the nation to assist in ensuring the quality of higher education institutions and to help them improve.

As described in the Self-Study timeline, CCNY will be hosting a visiting team of Middle States evaluators in Spring 2017. The team chair will make a preliminary visit to the institution this fall, on 23 and 24 October 2017.



Chris Fiorentino - President, West Chester University

Chris Fiorentino’s roots at West Chester University are broad and deep; he began teaching at WCU in 1983, while working on his doctoral degree in economics. Dr. Fiorentino started as an assistant professor and rose to become the dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs (now the College of Business and Public Management), a position he held for more than 20 years. In 2013, he became the vice president for External Operations and in April 2016 was chosen to serve as the University's interim president.
As vice president for External Operations, Dr. Fiorentino helped WCU fulfill its mission to serve local communities and the Commonwealth as a source of knowledge and skill development, a research center, and a service provider. His responsibilities included University operations at the State System's Center City Philadelphia site. Under Dr. Fiorentino's leadership, enrollment in WCU programs in Philadelphia increased more than 80 percent from 2014 to 2015.
Dr. Fiorentino has been active in numerous leadership roles on campus, helping to secure AACSB accreditation for the School of Business; developing off-campus academic centers, including the Graduate Center in West Goshen Township; and working with faculty and supporters to create the Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.