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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College Vice President for Business/Finance Richard J. Pinkowski, Jr. (Hamburg, NY) was elected to a three-year term as a Middle States Commissioner. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was established in 1919. It is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership organization dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation.
Pinkowski has served as Hilbert’s Vice President for Business/Finance since 1990. He has served as a finance reviewer on visiting teams for MSCHE for more than 20 years. He was a panel presenter on the topic, "Coming Waves of Affiliation in Higher Education" at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Higher Education Accounting Forum in 2015 and he has also served as the Chair of EACUBO's Buffalo Region Area Planning Committee. A certified public accountant, Pinkowski has extensive experience in finance and accounting for higher education institutions. Prior to joining Hilbert, he served at Villanova University and the University of Notre Dame.
MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (Candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 900 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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