The following organizations are CIC sponsors during 2013–2014:
Through Academbot.com, prospective students find, rank, and compare colleges based on what’s really important to them. The fully integrated, responsive platform gives colleges the power to connect with students on any device with tactics tuned for lead generation, awareness, social reach and engagement, and content marketing. Enjoy unlimited leads, boost brand engagement—and cut your recruitment marketing costs by as much as 70%.
Dick Jones Communications is a public relations firm specializing in higher education. During the past 25 years, our firm has assisted dozens of colleges and universities with production and successful placement of stories in the national media.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education celebrates its 30 year anniversary as the only national newsmagazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education. Diverse remains the preeminent source of timely news, insightful research and special reports, provocative commentary and interviews on a range of issues affecting all higher education professionals, but especially minorities and other underrepresented populations.
EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. EurekAlert! also offers its news and resources to the public. EurekAlert! features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine, health and technology.
Gehrung Associates is the first firm in the nation to specifically address the marketing needs of universities and colleges. Begun in 1972, the firm is the agency of choice for higher education institutions seeking significant editorial exposure in the national, and international, news media.
Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion, and jobs for all of higher education.
J. Davis Public Relations, LLC offers clients a practical, news-driven approach to social media that emphasizes customer service and real conversational engagement.
Looking for decision-makers? Leadership Directories researches contact and biographical data for hundreds of thousands of thought leaders in America - with emails, phone numbers, addresses, background information and much more. Leadership Directores builds web-based directories with in-depth organization profiles and verified contact information from companies, government agencies, Congressional offices, law firms, news media outlets, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits.
Newswise is a newswire service for journalists, media professionals, and anyone interested in knowledge-based news content.
TVP Communications is a boutique public relations agency focused on issues specific to higher education, providing full-service support to clients such as two- and four-year public and private institutions, higher education foundations and associations, education service providers and national education initiatives. TVP Communications has years of experience providing counsel on thought leadership development, strategic communications development, media relations and crisis communications to education-focused entities and institutions.
AcademicKeys.com is a source for academic employment. More than 89% of the top 120 universities (as ranked by US News and World Report) are posting their available higher ed jobs with AcademicKeys.com.
Academic Search, Inc, an executive search firm serving American higher education for the past three decades.
American Academic Leadership Institute provides leadership identification and development programs across all higher education sectors and institutions: public and private, two-year and four-year.
Austen Group offers institutions tools designed to assess many aspects of their institutional well-being. In supporting institutional research functions, the firm provides services that include financial benchmarking, analysis of academic program costs and demand, measurement of athletic and co-curricular program effectiveness, and predictive modeling that can optimize efforts in retention. The firm tools bring clarity, helping administrators to make informed decisions that improve operations and overall institutional health.
Capital Education, not just online service providers - they're educators just like you. Capital Education invests in your institution's success for the long term with the right people, technical support, and financial expertise that you need.
Casagrande Consulting works for boards and with leadership of institutions of higher education to ensure that their investments are aligned with their mission in the areas of: advancement and development; benefits; board effectiveness; compensation; institutional strategy & planning; and performance management.
Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects & Planners provides master planning, strategic planning, architecture, and creative thinking about the business of higher education.
CES / Registry for College and University Presidents Collegiate Enterprise Solutions (CES) provides colleges and universities with transformational consulting and outsourcing solutions, as well as supports presidents and boards in the fulfillment of their fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities. CES operates the Registry for College and University Presidents, the nation's premier interim presidential service.
Credo is a team of higher education professionals that provide holistic recommendations to presidents and leaders of private colleges and universities. Credo believes the world is greater as a result of private higher education, and they're here to help your institution thrive.
Hastings & Chivetta Architects, Inc. is comprised of architects, planners, and engineers who possess the unique ability to imagine spaces and create buildings that form the living fabric of a campus. They have worked for over 220 colleges and universities across the country.
Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search brings over 60 years of combined, highly Successful executive search expertise to its clients and a reputation for achieving results on the national and international level.
Inside Higher Ed is a leading online source for news, opinion and jobs for higher education.
Jenzabar is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education.
Metz Culinary Management serves excellent food and provides exceptional dining and hospitality experiences for students and the campus community. From the quality of food to the comfort and convenience of the dining setting, Metz will exceed expectations.
Nuventive provides enterprise solutions for assessing and accelerating institutional performance, including software and services developed to target critical issues. Using Nuventive’s solutions, individual learners are also able to document and reflect on achievement.
SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group is a retained executive search firm for higher education professionals.
Stamats is recognized and respected as the nation’s leading higher education integrated marketing thought leader. Stamats research lays the foundation for compelling creative solutions. At all times, Stamats promises the highest level of professional service and attention to detail because, in the end, they know their success is measured entirely by the success of their clients.
Stantec offers a multidisciplinary design practice committed to analytic rigor, cross-disciplinary thinking, and delivery of innovative integrated solutions.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the leading news, jobs, and information source for college and university faculty and administrators around the world. In print and online, The Chronicle delivers the latest news in information technology, distance education, management, finance, and policy, and hosts the largest job forum in higher education.
Since 1975, the IDEA Center has helped institutions to improve teaching, learning, and leadership. IDEA’s Student Ratings of Instruction instrument can service individual and program evaluation and improvement. IDEA also offers feedback instruments and resources for department chairs and other administrators, and has a benchmarking service that allows campuses to compare their results with peer institutions.
The Learning House, Inc. is an online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs.
TIAA-CREF is a leading, national provider of financial services and one of the world's largest pension systems, serving academic, research, medical, and cultural institutions.
The Association of Governing Boards launched AGB Search in June 2010 to provide high-level search and consultation services to institutions and foundations. AGB Search draws on over 90 years of service to board members and a deep commitment to institutions of higher education in support of successful searches.
Ann Duffield and Colleagues (ADaC) is a small group of former long-term presidents who both provide a wide range of counsel to current leaders in higher education and develop research and scholarship that will support their work.
Aramark is an award-winning leader in facilities, dining, and conference center management services, offering the highest level of expertise and execution in areas that enhance campus operations and aspirations.
Art & Science Group, LLC, specializes in market-informed strategy for colleges and universities. Over two decades, principals of the firm have developed sophisticated research methodologies and planning approaches to inform institutional strategy and critical decisions affecting: Enrollment management and student recruitment and retention; Tuition pricing and financial aid; Development and alumni relations, and Strategic planning.
BCWH Architects provides full-Service architectural, campus planning, interior design, and landscape architecture services in a practice committed to creating enriching and inspiring places with and for their clients. The firm has a 27-year legacy of service to educational institutions with a focus on independent colleges and universities.
Bentz Whaley Flessner works with clients to strengthen their fundraising programs, plan and implement capital campaigns, and use leading-edge analytics to increase overall charitable giving results.
Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Bon Appétit has more than 500 cafés in 32 states, including eBay, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Center. All of Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups.
CampusWorks is dedicated exclusively to higher education and focused on addressing the business and technology needs of 21st century colleges and universities. CampusWorks distinguishes itself by providing clients with a unique combination of business acumen, higher education expertise, technical know-how and professional planning bundled into senior professionals.
CapinCrouse LLP is a team of not-for-profit leaders, accountants, advisors, and advocates serving hundreds of leading exempt organizations including more than 55 colleges, universities, and seminaries. Our experienced team in higher education best practices can help institutions assess situations, identify opportunities, and improve performance. Offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and San Diego.
Capital Education, LLC partners with forward-thinking universities to build the next generation of online education.
Capture Higher Ed partners with enrollment management teams of private, non-profit institutions to help grow and shape their traditional undergraduate class. Capture is unique in the industry in that they deliver decision-ready applications-mission-fit, qualified students with completed applications and all required supplemental materials.
Cognitive Marketing, Inc. is a full-service brand development firm that consults with the leadership of colleges that want to more meaningfully, strategically and creatively distinguish themselves in the hearts and minds of their publics.
Creative Communication Associates provides marketing and communications for institutions of higher learning, working with a diverse array of colleges, universities, and specialty schools nationwide.
Credo is a team of higher education professionals who are passionate about guiding private institutions to greater levels of success. Experience. Expertise. Enthusiasm. That’s Credo. Credo has the know-how to turn challenges into opportunities and transform good ideas into great results. The firm has done it for more than 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.
Derck & Edson works with colleges and universities to develop attractive and functional campus environments in this increasingly competitive higher education market.
Dynamic Campus is an outsourcing firm dedicated to serving the higher education marketplace. Serving over sixty institutions from its headquarters in Austin, TX, Dynamic Campus provides technology vision, leadership, and execution across a diverse set of universities and colleges.
EFL Associates is an executive search firm led by former university presidents and senior administrators with vast executive experience in the academy including experience with several CIC institutions.
Ellucian, the new company formed by the combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, helps education institutions thrive in a dynamic world. Ellucian delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provides strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies.
Executive Management Services, Inc. is led by Michaelita Quinn, who provides highly tailored assistance in enrollment management including admissions, financial aid, marketing, retention, student services, and student affairs.
GDA Integrated Services is a division of George Dehne and Associates, Inc. that specializes in market research, developing marketing and recruitment strategies, strategic planning, and communications programming to meet the student recruitment needs of colleges and universities.
Gonser Gerber LLP is a consulting firm that specializes in serving a broad range of institutions, organizations, and agencies. Clients are helped to achieve their highest destiny through the individually crafted relationships that Gonser Gerber builds.
Hardwick Day, Inc. works exclusively with private colleges and universities. The firm’s principals bring data-driven direction and several hundred collective years of senior, on-campus experience to strategic enrollment counsel; aid optimization and student finance; program assessment; environmental scans; institution-wide financial modeling; focus group and survey research; and executive search and development.
Hastings+Chivetta Architects, Inc. has worked with over 50 CIC members and is recognized as a leader in the planning, programming and design, and construction of collegiate facilities. Their staff works with CIC members on their campuses to create facilities that reflect the tradition, context, and pedagogies of each institution. The firm is comprised of planners, designers, architects, and engineers who possess the unique ability to design spaces that form the living fabric of a campus.
Hyatt-Fennell, serving the higher education community, brings over 60 years of combined highly successful executive search expertise to its clients, and a reputation for achieving results on the national and international level.
Inside Higher Ed is a leading online source for news, opinion and jobs for higher education.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education.
Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates is a firm of senior consultants who offer client-focused, highly customized solutions to private colleges, independent schools, and large cultural organizations in the central United States.
Kaludis Consulting provides trusted strategic advisors to higher education executives. Kaludis Consulting has proudly served more than 650 colleges and universities since 1977. With a portfolio emphasizing continuous planning, institutional strategy, financial strategy and modeling, and effective use of technology, the firm provides analysis, perspective, and guidance that enable clients to gain Strategic Traction® in their thinking, planning, and decision-making.
Lahti Search Consultants was established in 1997 and works exclusively on enrollment management searches for colleges and universities. Lahti Search Consultants is dedicated to providing personal attention in discovering the distinct culture of every campus and understanding what skills, talents and approaches are needed in the new position. Their veteran team takes pride in forging outstanding connections resulting in enrollment success.
Maguire Associates, Inc. is a research-based consulting firm serving educational institutions exclusively for over 30 years. Maguire Associates offers innovations in market research, analysis, and predictive modeling to help their clients understand the dynamics of past performance, apply insightful knowledge to sound decision making in the present, and attain future outcomes critical to the health and vitality of their institutions.
Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc. has been helping independent colleges and universities succeed at meeting enrollment goals through their integrated approach to enrollment management for over 20 years.
Mintz Levin Law Firm is among the nation's leading advisers to college presidents and boards of trustees. Its services include conducting comparable salary and benefits studies, negotiating and drafting employment agreements, developing deferred compensation plans, and crafting post-presidency agreements.
National Management Resources Corporation was founded in 1978 and partners exclusively with private institutions of higher learning. National Management Resources Corporation provides services in the areas of plant maintenance, repair, custodial, landscape, events planning-setups and security services. National Management Resources Corporation custom tailors its services to meet the changing needs of each client institution served.
Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc. is an architectural and interior design firm committed to designing facilities that reflect creativity and vision. Noelker and Hull's in-depth knowledge and diverse portfolio of college and university experience includes master planning, feasibility studies, programming and design, offering an excellent partnership with their clients.
Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized higher education consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning for enrollment and student success.
Since 1989, PlattForm (PlattForm.com) has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities worldwide. The firm, headquartered in suburban Kansas City, boasts an internal staff of more than 550 industry experts. As thought leaders in postsecondary education, PlattForm has helped more than 4,000 colleges and universities improve the lives of millions of individuals.
Registry for College and University Presidents Collegiate Enterprise Solutions provides colleges and universities with transformational consulting and outsourcing solutions, as well as supports presidents and boards in the fulfillment of their fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities.
RHB/MJBA is a partnership of two firms recognized nationally for their expertise in marketing and fundraising. RHB helps colleges and universities find a distinctive voice and tell their stories authentically and compellingly. Mason Jay Blacher and Associates offers direct principal gift fundraising expertise that informs development audits, feasibility studies, and capital campaigns.
Royall & Company has been the leader in direct marketing recruitment for more than 20 years. Royall helps its enrollment partners grow and shape classes and increase net tuition revenue in order to meet – and exceed – their enrollment goals. Campaigns are custom-designed to reach each institution’s unique objectives and to deliver maximum return on investment.
Royall & Company’s Advancement division works with colleges and universities to create strategic advancement campaigns that increase donors and dollars. Royall’s partners enjoy significantly higher donor numbers, increased revenue and strong ROI right from the start of their partnerships. Those results lead to sustained long-term growth and build a robust pipeline for major gifts.
RPA Inc. has over twenty five years of experience serving the executive recruitment and fundraising consulting needs of independent higher education. The firm’s mission is to help CIC colleges and universities achieve their goals.
RuffaloCODY is the recognized leader in providing strategic fundraising, enrollment management services, and software. RuffaloCODY is one of America’s fastest growing private companies with more than 4,500 employees in more than 100 locations.
SAGE Dining Services is one of the premier providers of dining services and gourmet catering to private colleges, schools, and corporations in the United States.
Scannell & Kurz, Inc. specializes in developing customized financial aid/net tuition revenue and enrollment management strategies for their higher education clients.
Sodexo is one of the largest providers of comprehensive services that works to help colleges and universities increase student recruitment and retention rates. From helping the campus achieve its sustainability goals to providing comfortable environments and serving foods students love, its mission is to ensure its success by providing quality of life services tailored to the campus’ specific needs.
Stantec, Inc. offers a multidisciplinary design practice committed to analytic rigor, cross-disciplinary thinking, and delivery of innovative integrated solutions.
Stevens Strategy is a full-service consulting firm specializing in managing the process of strategic change in colleges, universities and schools. Stevens Strategy offers professional services to the leaders of these institutions in the areas of Strategic Planning, Strategic Governance, Focused Strategic Analysis, Financial Analysis and Planning and Institution-wide Policy Development.
The Collaborative Inc. is a multi-disciplined architecture and design practice committed to high quality design and client service.
The Dysart Group, Inc. is a higher education consulting firm specializing in admissions, financial aid, and retention.
The Lawlor Group is a full-service, market research, institutional marketing, brand management and integrated marketing communications (advertising, print, web, new media) firm that works with private colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Learning House, Inc. is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities offer and manage their online education programs.
The Spelman & Johnson Group partners with institutions to change the face of higher education one leader at a time. Since 1991, nearly 400 institutions have relied upon The Spelman & Johnson Group for search assistance to fill critical positions in academic affairs, enrollment, student affairs, financial administration, and advancement.
Williams & Company helps transform people, programs, and whole institutions through its services in executive search and interim placement for enrollment managers, strategic and enrollment planning, executive coaching and leadership development, and staff training.
For over 40 years, Witt/Kieffer has been the nation’s leader in executive search for education and healthcare. Witt/Kieffer ranks among the top 10 executive search firms nationwide and is the single largest firm specializing in senior-level executive search assignments for higher education, healthcare, and not-for-profit organizations.
Yaffe & Company, Inc. is an independent consulting firm that specializes in providing a full range of governance services to independent college and university boards in the areas of executive compensation, presidential employment contracts, performance evaluations, contingency and succession planning, and leadership development.