From President Alison Byerly
- Lafayette was reaccredited in 2019 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College began preparing for its reaccreditation review in September 2016, with nearly 50 faculty, staff and administrators, along with student and trustee representation, launching a comprehensive self-study of institutional mission, values and capabilities. A Middle States evaluation team, led by Carnegie Mellon University President Emeritus Jared Cohon, visited campus in April 2019. The report of the Middle States evaluation team affirms many of the College’s strengths, including our commitment to becoming more affordable and more distinctive by growing the size of the study body and faculty. The report also offers a number of suggestions, such as reviewing the Common Course of Study, examining our faculty governance structure, and updating our mission statement. I am grateful to all who participated in the process.