Mary Ellen Petrisko

Mary Ellen Petrisko became the fifth president of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) on September 1, 2013. Dr. Petrisko has extensive experience in institutional academic leadership, regional accreditation and state policy. Immediately prior to joining WSCUC she served as vice president of the Middle States Commission for Higher Education. She is a former deputy secretary of higher education for the State of Maryland, vice president for academic affairs and professor at the University of Maryland University College, and academic vice president of the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University for Integrative Health). Petrisko taught for several years in the philosophy department of the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, specializing in ethics.

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