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Platinum Sponsors

Alera Group offers CICU Members access to the Health4Edu Program, a program designed to control healthcare costs, while protecting campus autonomy (i.e., you do NOT need to change any plan designs, carriers, eligibility, employee contributions, etc.). The Health4Edu Program is in its 10th year and has grown to 16 member colleges and universities with over 20,000 members. Alera Group is an independent national insurance consultant and financial services firm created through the merger of like-minded, high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the United States. The Group’s higher education clients benefit from its national resources and broad expertise. To learn more about Health4Edu and/or speak with a current member, please contact Kyle Crosley at Alera Group.

For more than 80 years, Bond’s Higher Education Practice firm has provided legal services to colleges and universities. The firm has acted as general counsel to multiple colleges and universities that do not have in-house counsel and as primary outside counsel for numerous other institutions. The firm’s higher education practice includes several attorneys who have prior experience as general counsel or held other senior legal and administrative roles at colleges or universities. The firm’s attorneys are very active in leadership roles in the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and regularly publish articles and speak on current higher education topics. Higher education is the firm’s largest client industry group practice area. The firm thoroughly understands the inner workings of its higher education clients, grasp campus dynamics and stay up to date on contemporary pressures and the increasingly complicated regulatory environment in which they operate.

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose is a full-service law firm focusing on the needs of higher education clients. The firm’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory issues, accreditation concerns, transactional matters, litigation and investigations (including Title IX and other forms of misconduct), NCAA issues, privacy compliance and breach response, student affairs, and board governance. The firm’s practice features former officials with the US Department of Education Office of the General Counsel, Office for Civil Rights, Office for Federal Student Aid, the NCAA and counsel to accreditation bodies.

TIAA was founded in 1918 to help teachers retire with confidence. That mission grew to include those in healthcare and more, creating reliable income for their futures while they work to make a difference today. Their commitment to be the change—for their clients, associates, and communities—has never wavered and it’s what motivates them to deliver lifetime income for all with investments that build a better world.

Uwill is the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. Utilizing its proprietary technology and counselor team, Uwill offers an immediate appointment with a licensed counselor based on student preferences, all modalities of teletherapy, a direct crisis connection 24/7/365, wellness, realtime data, and support. Uwill partners with more than 2 million students from all 50 states at 300+ institutions. For more information, visit Uwill.com.

Gold Sponsors

Associated Safetygroup Management (ASM) specializes in providing custom workers’ compensation plans specifically for educational institutions. ASM manages and operates the only safety group for higher education schools in the state of New York. A safety group is a fully guaranteed, totally encompassing workers’ compensation program. The program handles all aspects of coverage and operation and offers unparalleled value due to its industry-leading dividend program. For anything related to workers’ compensation law or your individual policy, ASM becomes your one and only call.  Lower cost, unequaled service, no headaches. For more information, please contact Michael Cerbone, Vice President, at 631-271-0041 or michael@safetygroups.net. 

Centrica Business Solutions delivers integrated energy solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. By bringing together the right combination of technologies and approaches, the company helps organizations get the most from their energy and drive the most value from their energy infrastructure – helping them to solve their energy challenges and harness new opportunities in a changing world. Founded on a 200-year heritage of serving customers, Centrica partners with multiple organizations to help them reduce their Energy Consumption (electricity, gas, and water) through a wide variety of energy efficiency measures, such as LED lighting & controls, HVAC and mechanical, Building Automation Systems, and water conservation. Centrica also helps companies become self-sufficient in their Energy Production by using solar/storage/fuel cell/CHP/microgrid technologies. In turn, providing resiliency with the ability to guarantee uptime operations, significantly reducing utility bills and inflation risks.

As a leading advisory, assurance, and tax firm, CohnReznick LLP helps forward-thinking organizations achieve their vision by optimizing performance, maximizing value, and managing risk. Headquartered in New York, NY with offices nationwide, the firm serves organizations around the world through its global subsidiaries and membership in Nexia International. CohnReznick has a dedicated Not-for-Profit & Education Industry practice, which works with the boards, executives and staff of educational institutions to help build and maintain sustainable organizations. We provide higher education institutions with customized solutions and peace of mind. From evaluating key performance indicators, to enhancing governance, to minimizing risks, to improving controls and processes, we help make your organization’s mission possible.

To learn more about CohnReznick’s Not-for-Profit and Education Practice click here.

Cullen and Dykman’s 174-year history includes the growth of its Higher Education Practice, committed to helping colleges and universities navigate the ever-changing higher education legal landscape. Our attorneys are experienced in student affairs, regulatory compliance, labor and employment, governance, advancement, Title IX, and other areas impacting institutions.

We are also uniquely experienced in advising institutions considering strategic transactions. We assist in evaluating the viability of long-term solutions and interface with regulators, accreditors, and other third parties to obtain required approvals. In circumstances where it becomes necessary, we aid institutions and their Boards in implementing plans for orderly closure and winding down of the institutions’ affairs.

We are also retained for project-specific engagements as an efficient way to address critical matters and their legal implications. Mindful of the economic realities facing academic institutions, our focus is on providing practical solutions to complex legal problems that avoid unnecessary burden and expense.

IMA’s dedicated higher education practice is committed to driving down Colleges and University’s net cost of their property & casualty insurance program. As specialists in designing and implementing association-sponsored collaborative insurance programs for over 100 colleges and universities, IMA has helped clients achieve premium savings in this market. In addition, IMA’s clients have been able to increase limits and reduce deductibles while maintaining the flexibility of a tailored solution. For colleges not yet in the program, IMA’s proprietary assessment/benchmarking process will allow University leaders to efficiently and effectively quantify gaps and identify opportunities for improvement.”

Mindstream is a management consulting firm focused on the needs of private, non- profit colleges and universities. Over the last 20 years the firm has used its expertise and keen understanding of higher education realities to help clients drive revenues, promote cost savings, and become financially sustainable. And just as they’ve helped their clients, they can help you with: 

  • Holistic and rigorous academic program prioritization reviews.
  • Top to bottom organizational reviews.
  • Customized enrolment management and marketing prescriptive models.
  • Faculty and staff classification and compensation plans.

Phillips Lytle prides itself on partnerships with college and university clients, and has a deep understanding of the structure, challenges, requirements, sensitivities and expectations of higher education institutions.  The firm’s bench strength spans from board governance to faculty handbook disputes to privileged compliance audits.  The firm provides advice to its clients regarding allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, student/faculty misconduct, discrimination, criminal violations, safety or security violations, and hazing.  With Title IX trained attorneys on staff, Phillips Lytle has extensive experience investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and acts as a strategic partner with Title IX coordinators and Human Resource Directors in their internal investigations. The firm also vigorously defends its education clients against government investigations and private lawsuits.  Learn more about its Higher Education Industry Team.

TimelyCare is higher education’s most trusted virtual health and well-being provider, serving 2.3+ million students at more than 350 campuses nationwide. Founded in 2017, TimelyCare pioneered the first telehealth solution built exclusively for higher education, with a mission to improve the health and well-being of college students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. Today its comprehensive suite of services – including mental health counseling, on-demand emotional support, medical care, psychiatric care, health coaching, basic needs assistance, faculty and staff guidance, peer support and self-guided wellness tools – expands the breadth of campus resources and empowers student success.

Silver Sponsors

For decades, Ambassador Education Solutions has made course materials simple, effective and affordable. From print and digital to OER, devices and more, Ambassador eases course materials adoption, management, delivery and access. Ambassador’s Course Materials Platform, RODA, integrates with leading SIS, LMS, financial systems, eBook readers, publishers and digital content platforms. RODA connects students with affordable course materials, streamlines operations for schools, and eases account management and reconciliation for publishers, all through one easy-to-use platform. Schools and publishers trust Ambassador to improve course materials accessibility, lower operational and financial risks, and deliver usage and cost transparency. For more information, please visit AmbassadorEd.com

The dedicated, cross-functional higher education practice at Segal has a deep understanding of the dynamics of academic institutions.  If you’re looking for actionable answers to compensation and cost management questions, performance improvement challenges, or structural riddles, you’re in the right place.  What’s more, the firm’s background in health and retirement benefits forms the backbone of a comprehensive strategy for managing your people, your institution and your work.  The firm knows the sector. Partner with Segal on strategic planning, technology, talent planning, communications and more. “Start the conversation: see how we can help.”

Bronze Sponsor

Jenzabar is a leader in delivering modern ERP, SIS, and data analytics solutions to higher education institutions around the world. Created out of a passion for education and driven by a vision of technology innovation, Jenzabar’s comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions and services gives institutions the state-of-the-art functionality required to address the needs and expectations of today’s modern, digital-savvy students. With over 30 years of experience, Jenzabar supports more than 1,350 campuses worldwide with intuitive and powerful offerings that enable long-term success for both institutions and their students. Learn more at www.jenzabar.com.

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