The following organizations are CIC sponsors during 2016–2017:
For nearly 30 years, Dick Jones Communications has assisted more than 100 colleges and universities with strategic communication solutions that help drive proactive public relations programs, effectively address crises and potentially damaging litigation, and connect with the stakeholders in an authentic way.
Diverse celebrates 32 years as the only national newsmagazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education, especially minorities and the underrepresented. Timely news, research, special reports, commentary and interviews are provided and attract diverse candidates for faculty and administrative recruiting.
ExpertFile is a cloud based platform and global expert network that allows organizations to improve management and promotion of their expert content to drive market visibility, website engagement, and customer inquiries from audiences including media, event organizers, donors, students, researchers and more.
Gehrung Associates, founded in 1972, was the first firm in the nation to address the media relations needs of colleges, universities, foundations, and research centers. The firm generates top-tier, feature coverage for its clients and provides valuable counsel on issues ranging from crises and presidential positioning to staff development.
Inside Higher Ed is the free daily news website for people who work in higher education. Breaking news, lively debate, and thousands of faculty and administrative job postings draw 1.3 million readers a month. Online. Daily. Free. Ahead of the curve. Sign up for free daily news updates at www.insidehighered.com/newsletter/signup.
Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed business decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 24,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition.
mStoner, Inc. helps clients to tell their authentic stories by clarifying their unique brand value proposition, creating a content strategy to communicate the brand effectively, and implementing compelling and dynamic communications across the web, mobile, social media, print, and other channels. The company focuses on research, data, and results. Since 2001, mStoner has worked with more than 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools in the U.S. and abroad. mStoner published Social Works: How #HigherEd Uses #SocialMedia to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results in 2013 — the first and only guide to successful social media campaigns in higher education. The company produces HigherEdLive.com as a free resource for professionals in education.
Newswise is a newswire service for journalists, media professionals, and anyone interested in knowledge-based news content.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a leading source of higher education news for campus professionals and top-tier news publications nationwide. In its 50th year of publication, The Chronicle keeps readers on the forefront of academic knowledge—with timely news and analysis of academic ideas, developments, and trends.
The Hodges Partnership – College & University Practice is a comprehensive agency with mastery in university public relations. From traditional media relations to inventive social media strategies, the company crafts and executes tailored campaigns that earn positive national headlines, enhance reputations and help to attract top faculty and students.Not only does The Hodges Partnership work with universities and colleges as external extensions of their communications offices, but their team also includes former PR staff for national research universities – giving them balanced insight into their clients’ needs and daily challenges.
Art & Science Group provides market-informed strategy for higher education, independent schools, and nonprofit organizations.
Casagrande Consulting is a boutique firm focused on providing insight to institutions of higher education in the areas of Board, Leadership, and Compensation Effectiveness. Since its launch in 2009, Casagrande has worked with more than 50 institutions. Its compensation effectiveness practice focuses on working with board, leadership, staff, and/or faculty committees to discern, design, and implement effective and affordable executive, staff, and/or faculty compensation philosophies and frameworks. Its leadership effectiveness practice focuses on working with leadership including the presidents, vice presidents, and deans. The methodology is research and competency based. Casagrande assists with assessment and development of leadership teams including one-on-one executive coaching for new or aspiring Presidents. Our Board Effectiveness practice focuses on working with Boards and Presidents. The approach includes best practice approach of evaluation of both boards and presidents. The practice focuses on facilitating and planning productive board meetings and retreats.
Creative Communication Associates CCA is a full-service marketing communications and branding agency, specializing exclusively in higher education. From the Ivy League to large public universities to small private colleges to specialty schools, CCA’s nearly 30 years of strategic and creative expertise has built some of the best brands in higher education today.
Credo is a comprehensive higher education consulting firm that specializes in working with private colleges and universities to move them forward on the continuum from surviving to thriving. With knowledge leaders in enrollment, retention, strategic planning, presidential coaching, student success, branding and marketing, campus planning and architecture, and research, Credo offers data-based recommendations, proven processes, and practical tools to help institutions thrive. Through years of higher education consulting, Credo’s team saw patterns emerge in both the struggles and accomplishments of the schools they served. Over time, nine elements emerged as key drivers and became the Thriving Framework. From courageous leadership to transformative environments, the Thriving Framework provides a powerful lens through which the staff views institutional health, allowing them to address challenges while lifting up opportunities.
EAB is a best practices firm, serving 1,100 educational institutions worldwide for more than two decades. The company forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from across its vast network of leaders. Then it customizes and hardwires them into individual colleges and universities.
Edunav provides student academic planning software for colleges and universities. Edunav provides an interactive planner that builds a personalized path to completion for every student. In addition to positively affecting completion rates and time to graduation, it enables institutions to optimize course capacities through the forecasting of courses, sections and departments.
Emerge Education provides institutions across the country with expertise in adult higher education. Through a thorough on-campus interview and discovery process they partner with institutions to achieve objectives through a collaborative partnership focused on a specific set of services and solutions. Emerge has partnered with Dr. William Drake to assist colleges and universities in accreditation or reaffirmation processes as well as assisting institutions in returning to “good standing” when placed on probation or warning status. Dr. Drake is a former SACSCOC trustee and college president who has chaired and served on over 27 SACSCOC committees and 15 national accreditation committees.
HigherEdJobs is a leading source for jobs and career information in academia. During 2014, over 159,000 faculty, administrative, and executive jobs were posted to the company’s website, which is visited by more than one million unique visitors each month. Serving the top universities and colleges throughout the nation and abroad, HigherEdJobs is the preeminent resource for connecting job seekers and higher education employers.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They deliver solutions – including Naviance, Radius, and Starfish -- that enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment, and student success and advising. Hobsons helps to put students on a path to reach their goals by exposing them to postsecondary opportunities, connecting them with higher education institutions where they will thrive, and helping them to engage with a connected, informed campus community dedicated to their success.
Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search Serving the higher education community, Hyatt-Fennell brings over 60 years of combined highly successful executive search expertise to its clients. www.Hyatt-Fennell.com is well-known and respected for placing top executives with independent colleges and universities and a reputation for achieving results on the national and international level. Through a partnership with its clients, Hyatt-Fennell enhances and streamlines the search process and provides a commitment to find the perfect person for the position.
IDEA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving teaching, learning, and leadership at colleges and universities. They provide partner institutions with comprehensive, research-based assessment instruments and professional development solutions.
JenEd Consulting offers comprehensive consultation to help colleges and universities expand their reach through mission-driven online programs. JenEd Consulting provides specialized expertise in online learning through unbiased advice and support services that enable institutions to serve online students well.
Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU) is a virtual academic group in which members collaborate in sharing quality online, credit-bearing courses and programs. By utilizing OCICU, member institutions are able to draw upon each other’s expertise in various coursework fields, thus expanding offerings to their students. Membership is limited to independent, not-for-profit, higher education institutions. OCICU has facilitated the cross-registration of over 22,000 courses in the past ten years. The OCICU arrangement accommodates summer students, traveling athletes, graduating students, low enrollment classes challenges, and alumni. It will also augment the local certificates or offerings with minimum risk. The current OCICU catalog offers more than 1,100 online courses to its members.
Rafter is a technology company whose mission is to improve student success by making higher education more affordable, accessible, and effective. Rafter360® is transforming how schools discover, manage, and distribute educational content to students. This proven solution enables schools to prepare students with 100 percent of their course materials – print or digital – by the start of classes, ensure full academic freedom, and improve classroom access and college affordability. To date, hundreds of institutions and nearly three million students have used its technology to save over $700 million on textbooks and other educational resources.
Registry for College and University Presidents has been a premier provider of interim leadership in higher education since 1992. In 2002, the Registry expanded its services with the Registry for Senior Administrators, which places interims at the vice president and dean levels. The Registry has contracts with more than 600 former college and university presidents and senior administrators in over 49 states, all of whom have been selected for membership based on nominations and pre-screening evaluations. Registry interims will typically serve anywhere from three months to three years, and there is a trend toward more extended periods of service. The Registry interim function increases the probability of success for the succeeding permanent senior administrator at public and private colleges and universities as well as community colleges.
Stamats works with clients to solve real-world strategic and tactical challenges. Stamats leverages its visionary strategic planning, award-winning creative, and innovative digital services, with its extensive knowledge of higher education for an unmatched combination of higher education smart capabilities. Stamats has been helping higher education through institutional planning, research, and creative thinking for 60 years. The firm’s consultants’ knowledge and ideas are in demand around the nation, and its creative and digital strategists know how to craft an integrated suite of materials that both connect with heads and speak to hearts.
Stevens Strategy is a full-service consulting firm specializing in managing the process of strategic change in colleges, universities, and schools. It offers professional services to the leaders of these institutions in the following areas: institutional vision and strategy, strategic organizational leadership, market and program analytics, finance and data analytics and institution-wide policy manual development. Its consultants have extensive experience serving colleges, universities, and schools—including positions as present and former trustees, presidents, faculty, vice presidents, and other senior staff—each with a particular area of expertise in leadership and management. Its clients include independent and public institutions from the largest universities to the smallest colleges and schools in America and throughout the world.
The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) was founded in 2014 by leaders in higher education to advance effective instruction, support college educators, and promote student success. ACUE partners with colleges and universities at all levels of the institution to implement high-quality, scalable, research-based faculty development programs leading to a Certificate in Effective College Instruction. ACUE pursues this mission through partnerships with faculty, faculty developers, provosts and presidents.
The Learning House, Inc., through its proprietary cloud-based technology platform, helps colleges and universities create, manage, and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Partnering with more than 75 institutions, Learning House enables institutions to achieve their online education goals efficiently and affordably. Services include product development and market research, marketing and lead generation, enrollment management, student retention, curriculum development and management, faculty training and professional development, learning management systems, and 24/7 technical support.
TIAA is a full-service financial services company with $869 billion in total assets under management (as of June 2015), serving the needs of those working in the academic, research, medical, cultural, religious and governmental fields. We provide advice and guidance, and offer products that provide lifetime income options, retirement plans, mutual funds, IRAs, and life insurance. We are mission-driven and committed to helping our more than 5 million participants plan for their financial well-being.
Williams & Company provides executive search services specializing in enrollment management and enrollment-related positions and enrollment consulting services designed to help colleges and universities achieve annual and strategic enrollment goals consistently and reliably.
AGB Search conducts executive searches on behalf of colleges, universities, systems, institutionally related foundations, and higher education associations. Each member of the consulting team brings years of experience as a higher education leader to the firm. They not only understand the demands of leadership, but also are deeply invested in supporting the next generation of leaders. Using extensive networks, diverse perspectives, and depth of search experience, AGB Search offers a range of services to institutions: (1) full search, collaborating with boards, search committees, and administrators to cultivate, vet, select, and transition successful leaders; (2) interim search, offering a selective pool of well-vetted candidates when an interim appointment is the best choice; and (3) the compensation evaluation service in partnership with CUPA-HR, which assists boards and presidents to set executive compensation at levels that are both justifiable and competitive.
Aramark is a single source provider to over 600 higher education institutions for the development of dining and facility management solutions. It offers a complete and innovative array of dining services that include master planning, culinary development and venue design, catering, concessions, and residential, quick-serve, and express dining concepts. Its knowledge and expertise extends to a broad range of facilities services including maintenance, custodial, grounds, energy and engineering solutions, capital project management, and building commissioning. For more information, visit aramark.com/highered.
Asset Strategy Consultants For 25 years, Asset Strategy Consultants has been providing consulting services for endowments, foundations, and retirement plans (401(k) and 403(b) Plans). ASC is a private, independent consulting firm that has no products of its own and is not tied to any bank, brokerage firm, or insurance company. With the new Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, plan sponsors are given more responsibility for the retirement of their employees. Hiring a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) to act as a co-fiduciary with the college or university is the best way of protecting employee's retirement while being compliant with the DOL and ERISA laws.
BCWH provides full-service architecture, campus planning, interior design, and landscape architecture services in a practice committed to creating enriching and inspiring places with and for clients. The firm has a 30-year legacy of service to educational institutions with a focus on independent colleges and universities. Its vision is to collaborate closely with clients to enhance the campus environment as a holistic place for learning. BCWH brings a special expertise in campus planning and design through the Van Yahres Studio. With over thirty years of experience and more than 700 campus projects completed, the Van Yahres Studio has developed a national reputation in master planning, site design, and grounds maintenance planning. BCWH believes that the rational organization of buildings and outdoor spaces is an integral part of the learning environment. Experienced leaders in campus design strive to create memorable campuses that support the mission of institutions in every way.
Bon Appétit is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, museums, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, they operate more than 650 cafés in 33 states for dozens of marquee clients. The food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, they have developed programs addressing local purchasing, overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food–climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworkers’ rights. They have been recognized by many leading foundations, nonprofits, and industry associations for their work.
Capture Higher Ed helps institutions use data and technology to attract, engage, and recruit mission-fit students. Capture leverages demographic, socio-economic, and behavioral data to deliver valuable insights for more effective and progressive student recruitment. Using an algorithmic approach, Capture maximizes meaningful engagement with prospective students at the most influential times in their decision-making journey, providing a better return on investment to its partner institutions. Capture’s proprietary technology is built specifically for enrollment professionals, with real-time analytics and data visualization tools to monitor progress easily and measure the success of enrollment goals at any time. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Capture Higher Ed has served nearly 75 higher education institutions across the country and has been recognized by Fortune as one of the greatest places to work and by Inc. 5,000 as a world’s fastest growing company.
Celli-Flynn Brennan is a full-service architecture and planning firm located in Pittsburgh, PA, that specializes in transforming college and university campuses. Since its founding in 1949, its work at dozens of higher education institutions has led the firm to national recognition in the field and its involvement with CIC over the past 20 years has helped it to gain an understanding of the issues facing presidential leaders on campus and beyond. The firm aims to design buildings that support institutional mission, complement the cultural landscape and promote student recruitment and retention. Our portfolio includes every type of building that one would find on a college campus. Please visit www.cfbarchitects.com.
Derck & Edson’s commitment to higher education is demonstrated through its numerous planning, enhancement, and athletics projects on campuses throughout the United States. Its expertise is demonstrated by the wow-factor it delivers that leaves lasting, positive impressions on these same campuses. Since 1940, Derck & Edson has been transforming campuses through planning, design, and implementation services that meet the needs of colleges and universities including: feasibility studies, master planning, athletic facilities design, implementation services, engineering, GIS services, architectural collaboration, site design, circulation solutions, construction observation, inventory and analysis, and identity enhancement.
Dynamic Campus Technology plays a critical role in every aspect of higher education, from recruiting and retention to performance and the overall student experience. They partner with colleges and universities to ensure that their institution’s technical capabilities are optimized for the rapidly-changing needs and goals of students, faculty and other stakeholders. Dynamic Campus provides a proven blend of managed IT services, on-demand technical capabilities and an objective approach to help colleges and universities maximize the performance of their existing technology investments and IT support teams. Universities and colleges trust Dynamic Campus to greatly improve student success outcomes and deliver better strategic alignment, improved organizational visibility and accountability, lower institutional risk, and a campus IT environment that’s “future ready”.
EIIA exists to provide education, advocacy, and support for the insurance and risk management needs of eucational institutions rooted in a religious tradition.
EFL Associates is a retained executive search firm established in 1978 with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas. The firm offers customized search services to small and large institutions, both public and private, and has assisted more than 200 colleges and universities across the country. Its consultants meet with institutional leadership to develop the list of services that would be most helpful to the institution for a particular search and then focus its efforts on fulfilling those tasks. Its distinctive feature is its commitment to meeting the specific needs of its clients. The consultant during the discovery phase of the project is the person who will guide the search through to successful appointment. EFL’s commitment to diversity is well above the industry average with diversity placements in 2015 exceeding 60 percent. Its goal is to provide an efficient and effective process for our client institutions.
Ellucian provides innovative software and services to help education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. The company 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. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit us at ellucian.com.
Gonser Gerber Each institution and its needs are unique. Gonser Gerber LLP understands. That is why the firm takes time to get to know the president, the institution, and each institution’s particular opportunities and challenges. Gonser Gerber calls this focus individually crafted relationships™. The client will call it distinctive, effective, and highly welcome. Gonser Gerber, founded in 1950, is the nation’s first and one of the most innovative advancement consulting firms serving higher education institutions and a broad range of other organizations and agencies. The company has provided more than 700 clients with creative, customized, results-oriented advancement counsel and helped clients raise billions of dollars in the process. The results are how we define success. Services offered to clients include: comprehensive advancement counsel; campaign counsel; campaign readiness studies; advancement audits; marketing and communications counsel; strategic planning facilitation; executive searches through Gonser Gerber Search; and professional development for boards, staff, and volunteers through Gonser Gerber Institute programs.
Hardwick Day, a division of EAB, is a leading source for financial aid optimization, enrollment strategy, and net price calculators. They fine-tune financial aid policies, build award models, and offer full-cycle support to help colleges exceed revenue, recruitment, and enrollment goals.
Hastings+Chivetta Architects, Inc. practices its mission statement every day: “Building clients, not just projects.” Over 80 percent of its projects are on a repeat or referral basis for higher education clients throughout the nation. For a half-century, its dedicated staff has participated in the master planning, design, and construction of every campus project type from science to athletics. From this experience its staff has gained a deep understanding of what campus leaders require to deliver projects that instill pride in past and future graduates. Hastings+Chivetta is committed to planning and designing facilities that meet each client’s unique requirements. The firm is recognized as stewards of sustainable design that supports its client’s mission. Hastings+Chivetta is proud to have worked with over 50 CIC institutions in its 55 year history. For more information, please visit www.hastingschivetta.com
iDesign partners with universities to build, grow and support online and blended programs. Their unbundled, fee-for-service offerings maximize flexibility and value for their partners.
Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) Since 1994, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) has taken an authentic and collaborative approach to providing strategic and philanthropic consulting services to nonprofit organizations and foundations. JGA focuses on the concepts of mission, strategy, and accountability that underlie the philanthropic relationship and helps its clients achieve high standards. JGA's team of experienced senior consultants offer client-focused, highly customized solutions to private colleges and universities, independent schools, hospitals, foundations, social service agencies, and community and cultural organizations, often in a comprehensive campaign setting. Its full-service firm assists with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, feasibility studies, and general fundraising counsel. Its primary goal is to maximize the effectiveness of its clients in a way that positions them for long-term success. For more information, visit www.jgacounsel.com.
Metz Culinary Management Since 1994 Metz Culinary Management has been an innovative leader in the hospitality industry. The company’s experience with thousands of guests per week enables it to bring restaurant-quality cuisine and service to its foodservice operations in the educational setting. Its menus offer fresh, nutritious, enticing options tailored to students, staff and guests. Metz sources the best local foods and ingredients each season and offers an abundance of vegetarian, vegan, heart-healthy and lower fat choices because of its commitment to nutrition. Cage-free eggs, fair-trade coffee, antibiotic-free chicken are just the beginning of its sustainability efforts.
Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc. has been providing comprehensive enrollment management services to colleges and universities since 1989. Whether an institution’s goal is determining its readiness for PPY (the new FAFSA), revising existing practices to more effectively and efficiently meet its enrollment goals, or building a multiple year net revenue model, the professionals at Miller/Cook are available to design a plan that meets an institution’s needs. While its client’s goals have been different, Miller/Cook has met or exceeded goals at more than 90% of our client institutions. This year it is announcing a new Associate team member – QUANTUM. Quantum takes direct mail and publication needs to a new level with its customized and measurable smart mail and printing processes. Printed mediums remain a component in both enrollment and advancement operations. Stop by the table at the Institute to learn how colleges can cost effectively manage this medium to their fullest advantage!
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC 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. The firm also conducts intermediate sanctions and Sarbanes-Oxley reviews. The firm bases all of its compensation recommendations on current, comparable data as derived from primary sources. Ray Cotton is the leader of the higher education practice and has advised more than 350 presidents and boards of trustees. He is a frequent speaker on the programs of higher education associations as well as a regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and other higher education periodicals. He can be reached at (202) 434-7322 or email@example.com.
National Management Resources Corporation offers facility management services exclusively to private institutions of higher education. National's services encompass plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape maintenance, events planning and management and Security services. The corporation partners with institutions from coast to coast. National tailors its services to fit each client’s special situation providing them with a picture perfect campus every day. National's services assist with recruiting, retention and fundraising because its staff knows the institution only has one chance to make a good first impression.
Noelker and Hull Associates is a full service architecture, master planning and interior design firm providing award-winning design solutions to colleges and universities since 1957. Its experience includes a diverse portfolio of master planning, site planning, feasibility studies, programming and design, with particular expertise in student housing and dining facilities. Its designs complement the campus community and promote students’ quality of life. It executes projects across the United States from its offices in Chambersburg, PA, Frederick, MD, and Richmond, VA. The firm is large enough to undertake any project, but small enough to have few layers of management. Each client works directly with its principals throughout a project. It prides itself on cultivating friendly and long term relationships. Staff members listen, strive to understand our client’s needs and respond with appropriate design solutions.
Orbis Education solves healthcare workforce shortages by creating collaborative partnerships between educators and employers. Its partnerships combine the university’s academic expertise, the healthcare provider’s clinical expertise, and its own substantial program management expertise to drive transformative enrollment growth without sacrificing academic quality. Orbis specializes in managing degree programs for high-demand healthcare fields, such as nursing and occupational therapy, which also have a significant clinical education component. It helps our academic partners remove the typical barriers to enrollment growth, from lack of capital to constrained faculty resources to the challenge of securing and managing clinical placements. The result is a healthcare program that attracts quality students, creates more high-quality practitioners to meet employer demand, and provides a sustainable incremental revenue stream for the institution.
Pioneer College Caterers provides professional dining service management for Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries. They currently serve 44 clients in 20 states, coast to coast, and are the only dining services contractor with the sole mission of service to faith-based institutions.
R. H. Perry & Associates is one of the oldest and most respected retained executive search firms in the country. Established in 1974, the firm’s exclusive focus is to assist institutions of higher education in the identification and selection of outstanding presidential and senior administrative leadership. The firm’s highly credential consultants bring a well-balanced mix of senior administrative and presidential experience in higher education and executive search expertise to each assignment. R. H. Perry’s outstanding reputation is based upon the professionalism of its process, its highly personalized approach, its commitment to both its client institutions and the candidates whom they recruit and the thoroughness of their due diligence. The firm is headquartered in Asheville, NC, and its consultants maintain offices in 12 states. For further review of the firm, including a complete list of clients, please visit www.rhperry.com.
RHB is a marketing and design consultancy serving higher education that has solved marketing challenges for more than 150 colleges and universities around the world.
Royall & Company, a division of EAB, supports institutions in achieving their enrollment goals and helps students find their best-fit collegesthrough innovative recruitment practices and data-driven, student-centered insights.
RPA Inc. is a comprehensive executive search and consulting firm providing leadership solutions to their clients in higher education. They strive to enhance the missions of their clients through effective leadership placements and expert counsel. Their executive search and consulting practices are designed to ensure an alignment between the needs of clients and leaders who desire to impact the future. Whether in a comprehensive executive search process or a select set of services, RPA Inc. has the solutions to turn present organizational challenges into future opportunities.
Ruffalo Noel Levitz helps higher education executives accomplish their goals for student recruitment, marketing, financial aid, student success, and donor engagement. More than a consulting agency, Ruffalo Noel Levitz is distinguished by its powerful array of technology-enabled enrollment and fundraising tools used by more than 3,000 campuses across North America and beyond. In addition, Ruffalo Noel Levitz’s conferences, research reports, papers, and articles help clients stay on top of current trends.
SAGE Scholars is delighted to be a supporter of CIC and its efforts to promote private higher education. SAGE's Private College & University Enrollment Marketing Consortium provides its nearly 350 colleges and universities (typically, CIC members) with free access to a unique database of students who have expressed interest in attending a private college. The families are either saving for college or are employed by a company that provides superior benefits. Consortium membership is free. More than 60 financial affiliates supply the students; the largest source is investors in Pennsylvania’s state 529 plan. For more details, visit www.tuitionrewards.com.
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a national law firm of more than 300 lawyers with offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Its higher education team consists of attorneys from multiple disciplines who cater to the diverse legal service needs of independent colleges throughout the United States, including advice on a broad array of compliance issues and tax-exempt financing. Its attorneys have held positions in higher education as in-house counsel, accountants, development officers, trustees, and faculty members, and they have extensive experience handling issues confronting multiple colleges. In short, they understand higher education and they constantly aspire to provide cost-effective, pragmatic solutions based on that understanding.
The Collaborative is an architectural, planning, landscape architectural, and interior design firm that specializes in design and planning for small, private colleges. The firm has worked on over 550 major projects at 70 institutions throughout the country. The Collaborative’s portfolio in¬cludes campus master plans, student unions, academic buildings, athletic / recreation centers and campus beautification projects. Founded in Toledo, Ohio in 1973, with an additional office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the firm is led by six Principals. The 45-person team is broken down into functional focus areas, creating experts in the areas of design solutions and project delivery mechanics.
The Dysart Group is a higher education consulting firm specializing in admissions, financial aid, and recruitment. It has collaborated with more than 170 colleges and universities to achieve extraordinary outcomes. New student enrollments have grown by as much 70 percent in a single cycle; discount rates have been reduced or stabilized; and retention rates have improved by as much as 7 percent in one year.
The Lawlor Group, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning, higher education marketing firm that has served nearly 250 educational institutions, consortia, and associations since its founding in 1987, providing them with market research, strategic counsel, and integrated/interactive marketing communications services (print, web, digital/social, advertising, PR). Its core areas of expertise are enrollment management, institutional marketing, and, increasingly, alumni engagement and fundraising (capital campaign consulting, campaign messaging, case statements, annual fund communications, content, etc.). The firm also publishes The Lawlor Review, a critically acclaimed higher education marketing journal; Lawlor Perspective, a series of white papers for senior management and trustees; and Lawlor Focus, a monthly e-newsletter that explores topics relevant to college presidents and enrollment management, marketing, and communication professionals in higher education. In addition, Lawlor sponsors a series of professional development seminars and symposiums for higher education leaders during the course of the year, including the very popular annual summer seminar.
Spelman Johnson is an executive search firm exclusively committed to serving higher education. Recruiting talented leaders on behalf of the institutions the firm serves, its success is strengthened by its deep and diverse relationships and our investment in the development and engagement of a leadership pipeline. Since 1991, it has helped hundreds of higher education institutions identify outstanding professionals, pairing exceptional leaders with positions across all facets of the academy. Spelman Johnson is nationally recognized for its thought leadership on issues of equity and diversity and for its commitment to inclusion in higher education.
Vcamp360 delivers high demand, high quality, speed to market programs for CIC institutions. Our comprehensive Virtual Campus Solution includes 24/7 support for all users, and continuous faculty training and support, it is cloud hosted for security, reliability, and scalability, all one low cost. Just as with a traditional campus, a classroom is the cornerstone of the Institution. Vcamp360 provides all the elements necessary to launch “True Virtual Campus”, including the access and support all users need… anytime, anywhere, without sacrificing the student experience. To learn more or sign up for a your free demo account, please visit us at www.vcamp360.com .
Yaffe & Company, Inc. is an independent, privately-owned, boutique consulting firm focused on strengthening governance at independent colleges and universities as well as hospitals and health systems. The firm provides a complete and comprehensive view of executive compensation that supports other critical aspects of governance. They excel in bringing data and relationships together to facilitate constructive conversations that lead to meaningful outcomes. The firm’s service areas include: executive compensation; contracts; performance assessments & 360s; deferred compensation; and leadership development, succession, and transition.