The following organizations are CIC sponsors during 2014–2015:
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
is 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 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.
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 on one hand, is an investor who makes a financial commitment to the success of partners' online degree programs (universities and colleges). Its goal is to accelerate program velocity and sustainability. On the other hand, its professionals are educators who have served as university presidents, deans, and senior leaders. Members of the firm have firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing higher education institutions. Through collaboration, technical support, marketing, and recruitment expertise, its partners offer a unique virtual campus experience that works.
Casagrande Consulting is a boutique firm focused on providing insight to boards and executives of institutions of higher education in the areas of: compensation and benefits; leadership development and coaching; performance and talent management; and board and institutional effectiveness.
Creative Communication Associates is a leading branding and communications agency devoted exclusively to higher education. They partner with some of the top colleges and universities nationwide to create compelling brands, solution-driven plans, and award-winning communications.
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.
Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search, which is led by Marylouise Fennell and Cheryl Hyatt, is a highly successful national and international executive search firm with offices in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Colorado. Together with a strong support staff and excellent senior consultants who are rich in higher education and recruitment experience, 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. www.Hyatt-Fennell.com brings 60 years of experience to the process of client centered service.
IDEA works in partnership with institutions of higher education to support the advancement of teaching, learning, and leadership. IDEA, a non-profit organization established in 1975, provides statistically valid and reliable teaching and learning assessment (student ratings) and leadership assessment (chair and administrator) instruments backed by extensive research. IDEA’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.
Interfolio understands that committee-based decisions are at the heart of the most important moments in the life of a scholar: from hiring, to annual review, promotion, and tenure. Committees, and the very premise of shared governance, are the bedrock of academe and a fundamental responsibility for faculty and academic leadership. To this end, Interfolio offers a web based (SaaS) platform to better understand committee-based decisions along the faculty life cycle, from hiring through tenure and beyond. The firm provides an effective, user-centered platform for individual scholars and committees, as well as a powerful reporting engine to help senior administrators better understand faculty success across the institution.
Maguire Associates, Inc. is a research-based consulting firm that exclusively serves educational institutions. For over 30 years, it has applied innovations in market research, analysis, and predictive modeling to help clients understand the dynamics of past performance, apply insightful knowledge to sound decision-making in the present, and attain future outcomes critical to the health and vitality of client institutions. Its team has helped advance enrollment management, institutional marketing, competitive positioning and branding, and strategic planning in education through a range of services. As researchers, Maguire Associates help clients develop a deeper understanding of the values, priorities, and perceptions of important constituent groups. As consultants, they use predictive modeling and forecasting to inform client decision-making and best practices in administration, management, marketing, and communications. Whether working to tackle a crisis or framing a proactive strategy, they have a strong record of helping clients to achieve positive outcomes.
National Management Resources Corporation provides facilities management services exclusively to private higher education, encompassing plant maintenance, repair, custodial, landscape maintenance, events planning and coordination, and security services through its subsidiary Synergy Campus Security Services. National tailors its services to fit each institution’s unique situation. With National Management Resources each institution will have a picture perfect campus every day. For more information go to www.teamnational.com or call (800) 292-9323.
Rafter is a technology-driven company that helps campuses manage the complexity of course materials and reduce costs for students. Rafter creates solutions for campuses that automate faculty adoptions, provide textbook commerce, bring down the cost of textbook supply, and enable campuses to include textbooks as part of tuition. Its mission is to make education more affordable for students and prepare them for success in the classroom. Hundreds of campuses and over 2 million students have used Rafter’s technology to save more than $525 million on textbooks. Based in San Mateo, California, Rafter was founded in 2006.
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.
Royall & Company partners exclusively with colleges and universities to meet and exceed their enrollment and advancement goals by delivering high-impact direct marketing that is custom-designed to address their unique challenges and 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 is the first company to explore how integrated marketing communications could be adapted to higher education. The company’s comprehensive array of innovative products and services has set the standard for pairing insightful, research-based strategic counsel with compelling creative solutions. Stamats believes in two things: first, the importance of higher education; and second, the need for all of us to work smarter. One of the most enduring strengths of our country is an educated citizenry. For this reason, Stamats knows that helping students of all ages enroll and graduate from the right college is a great privilege and a great responsibility. The firm knows, too, that the people who work in higher education simply cannot work any harder. The only real option, then, is to work smarter.
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, LLC 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 areas of institutional vision and strategy; strategic organization optimization; market and program analytics; finance and data analytics; and institution-wide policy development. Stevens’ 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 college, university and school leadership, and management. Its clients include independent and public institutions from the largest universities to the smallest colleges and schools in America and the world.
The Learning House, Inc. helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Partnering with 75 colleges and universities, Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. Services include product development and market research; marketing and lead generation; admissions and enrollment management; student retention; curriculum development and management; faculty training and professional development; learning management systems; and 24/7 technical support. As a thought leader in the industry, Learning House publishes an annual report on online college student preferences and demographics and presents an annual online higher education conference.
TIAA-CREF helps provide lifelong financial security for those in the academic, cultural, governmental, medical and research fields. We invest for the long term and apply our deep expertise across a wide range of traditional and alternative assets. Our mission to serve, our record of performance and the values we embrace make us a different kind of financial services company.
Aramark is a single source provider to over 600 higher education institutions for the development of dining and facility management solutions. The firm 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. The firm’s 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.
Art & Science Group is a consulting firm specializing in market-related issues facing higher education and the nonprofit sector. The firm’s work synthesizes imagination and empirical rigor—art and science. The firm assists clients in every major arena of marketing and communications: market-informed strategic planning; enrollment management and student recruitment; development and alumni relations; tuition pricing and financial aid. The firm has extensive experience working with a large variety of public and private institutions of higher learning, ranging from comprehensive private and public research universities to small liberal arts colleges.
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.
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 Appetit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, museums, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, the company operates more than 650 cafés in 33 states for dozens of clients. Bon Appetit’s food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, salsa and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, the company has developed programs addressing local purchasing, overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food–climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworkers’ rights. Bon Appetit is grateful to have been recognized by many leading foundations, nonprofits, and industry associations for its work.
CampusWorks, Inc. is dedicated exclusively to higher education and focuses on addressing the business and technology needs of 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. CampusWorks brings the right talent to the project at the right time. The strength and productivity of CampusWorks’ senior executives are enhanced by a team of experts that specialize in all aspects of college operations. The firm’s services are rooted in systems thinking and reach across the institution—from student services to human resources to finance to academics—to achieve transformative results. For 15 years, CampusWorks has been helping higher education institutions with: academic technology; assessment and planning; business process review; ERP assessment, enhancement, renovations and implementations; project management; shared services; staff augmentation; strategic planning, accreditation, and compliance; and technology leadership and development. CampusWorks is an independent service provider and is not affiliated with any software or hardware enterprises.
Capture Higher Ed is a premier data thought-leader in higher education today. By using big data and technology more effectively, Capture provides critical recruitment knowledge and mission-fit enrollments to its partner institutions.
Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects and Planners 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 it 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. Its portfolio includes every type of building that is found on a college campus.
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. The firm counts among partner schools more than 300 institutions. With knowledge leaders in enrollment solutions, presidential strategies, student success, branding and marketing, campus planning and architecture, and research, Credo offers data-based recommendations, proven processes and practical tools to help an institution thrive. Through years of higher education consulting, Credo’s team saw patterns emerge in both the struggles and accomplishments of the institutions 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 company views institutional health, allowing its team of professionals to address comprehensively challenges while lifting up opportunities.
Derck & Edson demonstrates a commitment to higher education through numerous planning, enhancement, and athletics projects on campuses throughout the United States. Their expertise is demonstrated by the wow-factor they deliver that leaves lasting, positive impressions on these same campuses. Since 1940, they have 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 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 has provided executive search services for the academy since 1999, serving both public and private institutions nationwide. It is a boutique firm that offers clients search options that can be tailored to meet individual needs. Options include an intense candidate generation option called LaunchPlus; a second option that includes pool development and assistance with referencing and interviews; and the traditional comprehensive search option that guides the search from beginning through negotiated offer. The firm has also invested in a sophisticated electronic platform that allows candidates to provide their information easily and completely while offering search committee members “real time” access to this information with a simple internet connection. With more than 100 placements in the last six years and a first year retention rate of 96 percent, EFL Associates is the choice of more institutions each year.
Ellucian provides innovative software and services to help education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. The firm 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.
GDA Integrated Services, LLC specializes in market research, 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, a division of Royall & Company, is a leading source for financial aid optimization, enrollment strategy, and net price calculators. With their clients, they set a financial aid policy, build an award model, and remain engaged throughout the cycle to help clients exceed their revenue, recruitment, and enrollment goals. Their partners can be confident that they are entering the enrollment cycle with a winning strategy.
Hastings+Chivetta Architects, Inc. practices their mission statement every day, “Building clients, not just projects.” Over 80 percent of the firm’s projects are on a repeat or referral basis for higher education clients throughout the nation. For a half-century, their dedicated staff has participated in the master planning, design, and construction of every campus project type from science to athletics. From this experience the firm 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 a steward of sustainable design that supports clients’ missions. They are proud to have worked with over 50 CIC institutions in their 55 year history.
Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) has taken an authentic, thoughtful, and strategic approach to all aspects of philanthropic consulting for its clients since 1994. JGA focuses on the concepts of mission, strategy, and accountability that underlie the philanthropic relationship and helps their clients achieve high standards. JGA's team of experienced senior consultants offer client-focused, highly customized solutions to private colleges, independent schools, and large cultural organizations in the central United States. The full-service firm assists with capital campaigns, development audits, feasibility studies, and general fundraising counsel.
Kaludis Consulting has provided strategic advice, planning support, and management solutions to college and university presidents and governing boards for more than 35 years. The firm's service portfolio emphasizes strategic, academic, and business planning; institutional economics and finance; and effective use of technology.
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, 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.
Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc. is a full service architecture, master planning, and interior design firm providing award-winning design solutions to colleges and universities since 1957. Noelker and Hull’s experience includes a diverse portfolio of master planning, site planning, feasibility studies, programming, and design, with particular expertise in student housing and dining facilities. Their designs complement the campus community, promote students’ quality of life, and respond to the environment on many different levels, through sensitive placement within the landscape, use of local materials and methods, and the inclusion of efficient mechanical and electrical systems that minimize energy consumption throughout the life of the building. They pride themselves on cultivating long-standing relationships with clients through personal principal involvement in every project.
Noel-Levitz helps campuses reach and exceed goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success.
Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities is a virtual academic consortium in which member institutions collaborate in sharing online, credit-bearing courses and programs. Membership is limited to independent, not-for-profit, higher education institutions.
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.
PlattForm serves the entire student journey and partners with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning, and optimize careers for the world’s best prepared students. PlattForm’s proprietary data infrastructure powers all four solutions and offers benchmarking, predictive analytics, and cross-channel 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 education. Their expertise helps colleges, universities, and related not-for-profit organizations find their distinctive voice and tell their stories authentically and compellingly.
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 for more than 20 years. Campaigns are custom-designed to reach each institution’s unique objectives and to deliver maximum return on investment. Royall partners exclusively with colleges and universities to meet and exceed their enrollment and advancement goals by delivering high-impact direct marketing that is custom-designed to address their unique challenges and deliver maximum return on investment.
Royall & Company - Advancement works with colleges and universities to create strategic advancement campaigns that increase donors and dollars. Royall’s partners enjoy significantly higher donor numbers, increased revenue, and strong return on investment right from the start of the partnerships. Those results lead to sustained long-term growth and build a robust pipeline for major gifts.
RPA Inc. is in their third decade of providing exceptional service to more than 90 CIC institutions. RPA Inc. provides a professional and competent executive recruitment process to its clients. As the firm becomes a partner in the process, it works hard and has proven success based on its ability to match an institution’s financial ability and student population with the appropriate leadership. It is changing the lives of individuals and institutions by providing exceptional leadership of a search process that begins with assessment and leads to exceptional outcomes. RPA’s unique and thorough process identifies presidents, provost, and cabinet level officers nationwide to consider opportunities that best match their skills and expertise. Their success speaks for itself; their five-year retention rate for candidates they have placed is 95 percent. RPA Inc. is ready to make each mission their mission and to make individuals feel like their only client.
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, established in 1990, is one of the nation's leading providers of campus dining and upscale catering services for discerning independent schools and private colleges.
Santander Universidades develops collaborative projects with universities and research centers promoting the Plan to Support Higher Education through initiatives and unique programs in the world to support national and international mobility, innovation and entrepreneurship, technology and university services, and various academic programs.
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 was founded in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 1913. Since its formation, the firm has grown to approximately 325 attorneys with core strengths in energy, labor and employment, litigation, and transactional law. Firm attorneys are admitted to practice law in thirty-one states and the District of Columbia. Steptoe & Johnson’s higher education practice focuses on private, non-profit colleges. Their higher education team attorneys have held leadership positions at both colleges and universities or served as members of governing boards at the state and institutional level. With substantial experience and knowledge, their higher education attorneys understand the challenges college and university leaders face and strive to provide groundbreaking solutions. The higher education team is designed to bring a multitude of legal disciplines together to address the complex needs of institutions of higher education. Additional information about Steptoe & Johnson’s higher education team can be found at: www.steptoe-johnson.com/services/higher-education.
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 includes 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 who are hands-on in day to day project management. Its 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 retention at colleges and universities. The group has worked with more than 160 institutions and has increased new student enrollments by as much as 70 percent in a single cycle, increased retention rates, and worked collaboratively to establish pricing and discount strategies that result in more revenue.
The Lawlor Group, Inc. is a full-service, award winning, higher education marketing firm that provides market research, strategic counsel, and integrated/interactive marketing communications services (print, web, digital/social, advertising, PR) to private, independent colleges and universities. The firm has served over 200 educational institutions, consortia, and associations since its founding in 1987, providing them with institutional marketing and enrollment management solutions that create distinction, enhance value, and achieve results. 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.
The Spelman & Johnson Group (SJG) is an executive search firm exclusively devoted to serving institutions of higher education. The firm leverages its knowledge of the higher education marketplace and the talent base of administrative leaders and managers to ensure successful search outcomes that meet the unique needs of the institutions with whom they partner. Since 1991, hundreds of institutions have relied upon SJG for search assistance to fill critical positions in academic affairs, enrollment, student affairs, financial administration, and advancement. To each search assignment they bring an unrivaled commitment to quality matched with an understanding of leadership and the importance each hiring decision has on expanding the capacity of an institution.
Universia is the most important network of
universities in Ibero-America, made up of 1,290 universities in 23 countries,
representing 16.8 million students and lecturers. It is an
international leader in university relations and is sponsored by Banco
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.
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, 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.