The following organizations are CIC sponsors during 2014–2015:
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
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.
Inside Higher Ed has a free daily news website for higher education professionals. Breaking news, lively commentary, and thousands of job postings are online at www.insidehighered.com.
J. Davis Public Relations, LLC offers clients a practical, news-driven
approach to social media that emphasizes customer service and real
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.
More than 500 colleges use Merit to generate positive, measurable
attention for their institution, their students and their brand. Merit
allows institutions to easily harness the power of students'
achievements and turn them into personalized stories that reach
audiences on social networks, in local media, online, and directly
engage high schools and parents.
Newswise is a newswire service for journalists, media professionals, and anyone interested in knowledge-based news content.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, DC, The Chronicle has more than 70 full-time writers and editors as well as 17 foreign correspondents around the world. The Chronicle of Higher Education is a trusted resource for the leaders of academe.
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.
Austen Group, A RuffaloCODY Company provides operational analyses and
national benchmarking tools for institutions in the areas of academic
program costs and demand and similar analyses of co-curricular costs and
demand with a special emphasis on athletic programs.
Campus Labs is a provider of campus-wide assessment technology that
enables colleges and universities to centralize, organize, and report on
data in a variety of key functions.
Capital Education is a full-service provider of online learning programs to colleges and universities. As educators, they invest in an institution’s success for the long term with the right people, technical support, and financial expertise that colleges need.
Casagrande Consulting provides programs and processes in the areas of: executive, faculty, and staff compensation, employee benefits, institutional strategy and planning, leadership development and coaching, talent development, human resources strategy and planning, board effectiveness, enrollment management, marketing and PR, and advancement and development.
Creative Communication Associates (CCA) is a full-service marketing communications and branding agency, specializing exclusively in higher education. From the Ivy League to small liberal arts colleges, CCA’s 31 years of strategic and creative expertise has built some of the best brands in higher education today.
HigherEdJobs is a major source for jobs and career information in
academia. During 2013, over 136,000 faculty, administrative, and
executive jobs were posted to the company’s website, which is visited by
more than a million unique visitors each month. Serving the top
universities and colleges throughout the nation and abroad, HigherEdJobs
connects job seekers and higher education employers.
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. Hyatt-Fennell is well known and respected for placing top executives with private colleges and universities. Through a partnership with its clients, Hyatt-Fennell enhances and streamlines the search process and provides a commitment to find the perfect person for each position.
IDEA Education provides statistically reliable teaching and learning
assessment and leadership assessment instruments backed by extensive
research. IDEA Education’s services provide comparative data, formative
and summative feedback, suggestions and resources for improvement, and
tailored reports that support institutional, program, and individual
development. IDEA systems offer robust technology platforms that feature
mobile-delivery and interactive interface.
iDesignEDU is a higher education service company that provides
instructional design support, program planning, academic support,
marketing support, and consulting services to institutions of higher
Interfolio, Inc. supports the scholarly lifecycle with products for
every stage of an academic’s life, from graduate school to tenure.
Scholars can manage their academic credentials with our dossier service,
write and request letters through our letter writer product, and
conduct faculty searches and tenure reviews through our “bycommittee”
Maguire Associates is a research-based consulting firm serving educational institutions exclusively for over 20 years.
National Management Resources Corporation is a provider of facility management services. Services include plant maintenance, custodial, landscape maintenance, events management/setups, and campus security services. National Management Resources Corporation partners exclusively with colleges and universities, ensuring that their focus is on that market only.
Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities (OCICU) answers the needs of independent, not-for-profit colleges and universities. Confronted with the reality of resource rich for-profit and public competition, OCICU members are able to enter or expand the world of online education while minimizing high technology and course development costs.
Rafter offers a simple, comprehensive approach to course material
management that saves colleges and universities time and money. It can
improve student outcomes, decrease financial risk, and enable
institutions to adapt to the complexity of the digital future. From its
pricing intelligence, to efficient procurement, to multiple fulfillment
options, Rafter360 has the campus covered.
Registry for College and University Presidents is the nation’s premier provider of interim leadership at the presidential and cabinet levels. Since its founding in 1992, the Registry has developed expertise and proficiency in helping institutions turn leadership transitions into periods of unique—and sometimes extraordinary—opportunity.
Royall & Company For 25 years, Royall & Company has helped 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.
Socle Education, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled solutions
supporting the full lifecycle of student finance and financial aid
services. The firm’s integrated approach to service delivery ensures a
seamless solution that enables partners to improve the student
experience and student finance process, reduce costs, and deliver
STAMATS, Inc. is a leading higher education integrated marketing thought leader. Stamats’ research lays the foundation for compelling creative solutions. Stamats promises the highest level of professional service and attention to detail because they know their success is measured entirely by the success of their clients.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a provider of student success systems.
The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s
mission to help students finish what they start. Comprising four
distinct but connected modules, the platform enables institutions to
view all of their campus data and activities through the lens of student
Stevens Strategy is a full-service consulting firm specializing in managing the process of strategic change in colleges, universities, and schools. The firm 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 Learning House, Inc. is an online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House provides curriculum development and management, faculty training and professional development, marketing and lead generation, admissions and enrollment management, student retention, 24/7 technical support, learning management systems, and management and consultation.
TIAA-CREF is a full-service financial services company serving the needs of those working in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields. The firm provides advice and guidance and offers products that provide lifetime income options, retirement plans, mutual funds, IRAs, and life insurance. It’s committed to helping their more than 3.9 million participants plan for their financial well-being.
Aramark provides a wide range of dining, facility, conference center, and other support services to over 600 colleges and universities in the United States. Aramark offers higher education institutions a single source for the development of dining and facility management solutions.
Art & Science Group provides market-informed strategy in every arena that depends on market data, analysis, and inventive ideas to guide and advance an institution’s strategic interests and critical investments.
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.
Bentz Whaley Flessner is a full-service fundraising consulting firm offering assistance with feasibility studies, assessments, analytics and predictive modeling, prospecting, donor relations, training, systems, campaign planning, annual giving, social media, and ongoing counsel.
Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company that offers full food service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues.
CampusWorks, Inc. helps higher education institutions with technology leadership and development; project management; assessment and planning; business process review; ERP assessment, enhancement, renovations and implementations; academic technology; and staff augmentation.
Capture Higher Ed engages with innovative leaders in admissions to design custom searches distinctive to the institution and partners mission-fit prospects with a dynamic high-frequency communications campaign to encourage application completion.
Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects & Planners is a full-service architecture and planning firm that specializes in transforming college and university campuses.
Credo is a comprehensive higher education consulting firm that provides holistic recommendations to presidents and other leaders of private colleges and universities.
Derck & Edson transforms campuses through planning, design, and implementation services that meet the needs of colleges and universities.
Dynamic Campus creates, manages, and implements essential campus information technology infrastructure, human resources, administration, and reporting systems integrated to work together to maximize institutional efficiencies and the students’ experience.
EFL Associates search consultants are committed to providing the highest quality service to their clients along with a customized process that meets the individual needs of each client.
Ellucian delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provides strategic guidance to help educational institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies.
GDA Integrated Services, LLC 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 leading advancement consulting firm serving a broad range of institutions, organizations, and agencies.
Hardwick Day brings 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 participated in the master planning, design, and construction of every campus project type from science to athletics. The firm is committed to planning and designing facilities that meet each client’s unique requirements.
Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates assists with capital campaigns, development audits, feasibility studies, and general fundraising counsel.
Kaludis Consulting provides strategic, academic, and business planning; institutional economics and finance; 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.
Mason Jay Blacher & Associates offers direct, hands-on principal gift fundraising expertise that informs development audits, feasibility studies, and capital campaigns.
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.
Miller Cook & Associates, Inc. specializes in designing affordable and sustainable approaches to enrollment management that help colleges meet and exceed goals in admissions, financial aid, retention, and net revenue.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. conducts comparable salary and benefits studies, negotiates and drafts employment agreements, develops deferred compensation plans, and crafts post-presidency agreements.
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.
Noel-Levitz helps campuses reach and exceed goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success.
Pioneer College Caterers, Inc. provides high quality, innovative dining services for 50 Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries in 20 states, coast-to-coast.
PlattForm provides marketing and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities worldwide. It offers optimal marketing performance through Attribrand™, a proprietary approach that integrates research and media planning with multichannel analytics and attribution.
R. H. Perry & Associates is one of the oldest and most successful higher education executive search firms in the country. The firm has built an excellent reputation based upon the professionalism of its search process, recruitment and sensitive handling of candidates, and in-depth due diligence.
RHB is a specialized marketing consultancy serving higher education. Its expertise helps colleges, universities, and related not-for-profit organizations find their distinctive voice and tell their stories authentically and compellingly.
Royall & Company Advancement works exclusively with colleges and universities to achieve—and often exceed—their development goals through comprehensive, customized direct marketing programs.
RPA Inc. provides individually tailored executive recruitment, fundraising consultation, institutional analysis, and leadership development to meet the needs of higher education. RPA Inc. is proud to have served more than 100 CIC member institutions.
RuffaloCODY offers comprehensive search services and strategies, inquiry qualification and management, application generation, and retention modeling. The firm enables colleges and universities to identify, target, and engage the right students throughout the recruitment cycle.
SAGE Dining Services, Inc. is a leading provider of campus dining and upscale catering services for discerning independent schools and private colleges.
Scannell & Kurz specializes in developing customized strategies for improving net tuition revenue and enrollment results for its higher education clients. The solutions recommended are unique to each client, based on a data-driven understanding of the institution’s particular market position and challenges as well as institutional mission and priorities.
Stantec Architecture Inc. offers a multidisciplinary design practice committed to analytic rigor, cross-disciplinary thinking, and delivery of innovative integrated solutions that assist leaders of higher education institutions make the right facilities and infrastructure decisions.
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm whose higher education law team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to help colleges and universities overcome the challenges of a rapidly-changing business and regulatory environment. Team members have held higher education leadership and governance board positions at both the state and institutional levels.
The Collaborative Inc. is an architectural, planning, landscape architectural, and interior design firm that specializes in design and planning for small, private colleges. The Collaborative’s portfolio includes campus master plans, student unions, academic buildings, athletic/recreation centers, and campus beautification projects.
The Dysart Group is a higher education consulting firm specializing in enrollment management. It offers advice and counsel regarding recruitment, financial aid, retention, pricing, and revenue growth for colleges and universities.
The Lawlor Group, Inc. is a full-service, market research, institutional marketing, brand management, and integrated marketing communications (advertising, print, web, digital/social) firm that works with private, independent colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Spelman & Johnson Group is an executive search firm exclusively devoted to serving institutions of higher education. It leverages its staff’s knowledge of the higher education marketplace and the talent base of administrative leaders and managers to ensure successful search outcomes meeting the unique needs of the institutions with which it partners.
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.
Witt/Kieffer has been a leader in executive search for education and health care for more than 40 years. Witt/Kieffer’s mission is to identify outstanding leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life.
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.