The following organizations are CIC sponsors during 2014–2015:
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.
Academic Keys provides high quality faculty, senior administrators, and researchers. From search to hire, the firm offers: online faculty, senior administrative, and staff recruiting; diversity advertising; targeted email advertising; modified executive searches; and an online central candidate resume organization, management, and ranking tool.
Academic Search, Inc. is an executive search firm that has served the search needs of chief executive officers and other senior administrative officers in American higher education for the past three decades.
American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) provides leadership identification, development, and support programs across all sectors of public and private higher education.
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.
Credo is a comprehensive higher education consulting firm that provides holistic recommendations to presidents and other leaders of private colleges and universities.
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 education.
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.
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” platform.
Jenzabar is a provider of the software, strategies, and services that are vital to the efficient administration of higher education institutions. The firm is committed to developing new ways to help their customers enhance constituent satisfaction, achieve operational excellence, and maximize institutional success.
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 operational efficiencies.
Sodexo works as a strategic partner with its clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing comprehensive service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes, and optimize the infrastructure that delivers tangible outcomes. Sodexo believes that quality of daily life contributes to the performance of organizations and the effectiveness of employees.
STAMATS 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 success.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 to over 600 colleges and universities in the U.S.
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 a premier on-site restaurant company known for its culinary expertise and commitment to socially responsible practices.
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.
Capital Education partners with forward-thinking universities to build the next generation of online education.
Capture Higher Ed provides a comprehensive solution to prospect development and application completion for traditional college students. Founded on more than 20 years of experience, Capture expertise and assistance in student search and recruiting allow their clients to focus on relationship building while they deliver decision-ready completed applications.
Casagrande Consulting, LLC 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.
Creative Communication Associates (CCA) 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 was founded in 1978. The Higher Education Practice has nearly doubled in size over the last 15 years in large part due to positive referrals from satisfied customers and is now listed in the top 15 firms in the country. 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, 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.
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 works exclusively with private colleges and universities to realize strategic enrollment goals, increase net revenue, and strengthen market position. The principals of the firm have a collective 444 years of hands-on experience in admissions, financial aid, finance, public policy, and marketing communications for campuses and consortia.
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, 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 has been a trusted source of strategic advice for college and university executives and governing bodies for more than 35 years. Its cadre of senior professionals has served more than 650 colleges and universities with a broad portfolio emphasizing continuous planning, financial strategy, and effective use of technology.
Maguire Associates, Inc. is a research-based consulting firm serving educational institutions exclusively for over 20 years.
Mason Jay Blacher & Associates is an established West Coast-based fundraising consulting firm that has worked with all types of nonprofit organizations across the United States and abroad on fundraising efforts.
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. 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, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 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 provides outsourced custoidal, maintenance, landscaping, and events management services to colleges and universities. Its mission is to help improve campus' image, helping to recruit and retain quality students and staff while saving time, money, and resources.
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.
The Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and 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. As managers of the OCICU, New Ventures of Regis University provides an existing online infrastructure and attends to the administrative details associated with the Consortium.
Pioneer College Caterers provides high quality, innovative dining services for 50 Christian colleges, universities and seminaries in 20 states, coast-to-coast. Pioneer College Caterers has been serving these communities exclusively since 1973. For more information on how the firm can be an effective partner-in-service to your community please call: Bill Campbell (423) 718-1793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is a specialized marketing consultancy serving higher education. RHB expertise helps colleges, universities and related not-for-profit organizations find their distinctive voice and tell their stories authentically and compellingly.
Royall & Company partners with colleges and universities to meet and exceed their enrollment goals. For more than 20 years, Royall has been the leader in direct marketing recruitment. Royall helps their enrollment partners achieve success year after year by building relationships with prequalified students and their parents, growing and shaping future classes, and increasing net tuition revenue. Every campaign is custom-designed to reach each of their institutional partners’ specific goals and deliver maximum return on investment.
Royall & Company Advancement supports revenue generation on campuses through advancement campaigns, which increase annual giving participation and engagement building pipelines for major gifts. Every campaign is custom-designed to reach each of their institutional partners’ specific engagement and participation goals.
RPA Inc. has nearly two decades 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.
Established in 1990, SAGE Dining Services is a leading national provider of campus dining and upscale catering services for discerning independent schools and private colleges.
Scannell & Kurz specializes in developing customized financial aid/net tuition revenue and enrollment management strategies for their higher education clients.
Sodexo, a leader in Quality of Life Services is committed to enhancing the learning environment on campus. By focusing on Quality of Life Services, Sodexo reinforces the overall experience of campus life, which in turn improves the their partners' effectiveness and performance. From designing meals around lifestyle needs to designing buildings for growing endowments, Sodexo commitment to providing students and staff a nurturing learning environment spans the entire campus experience.
Stantec Architecture 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.
Symphony Education provides uncommon, fundamental, and long-term strategies for revitalizing small colleges and universities. The firm builds regional, national, and international learning communities around passionate, entrepreneurial faculty. Extending far beyond the campus, these learning communities generate extraordinary enrollment gains, regional and national reputation and financial strength and stability. This work is part of the national effort to transform higher education in the U.S.
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.
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, Inc. 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. helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Partnering with more than 100 schools, Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
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 SJG for search assistance to fill critical positions in academic affairs, enrollment, student affairs, financial administration, and advancement.
TIAA-CREF is a full-service financial services company serving the needs of those working in the academic, research, medical, cultural, religious and governmental fields. TIAA-CREF provides advice and guidance, and offer products that provide lifetime income options.
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 offers nonprofit/education executive search services.
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.