2018-19 Affiliates


As higher education’s largest provider of managed technology services, Apogee helps colleges and universities align their technology goals within their strategic plans. Its comprehensive Managed Campus Suite includes campus-wide network services that connect the campus to enhance learning outcomes, video that transforms the way students learn, and new digital engagement technologies that captivate students. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increases student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability. Find out more at Apogee at

Contact: Lucas Seelig, Director of Business Development, 512-717-0846

Arthur Gallagher & Co. - A CICU Collaborative Partner

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

More than 300 higher education and research institutions across the United States rely on Baker Tilly to address strategic and tactical concerns. We deliver customized solutions for auditing, tax, and consulting needs from a dedicated higher education practice. Our industry focus in higher education assures clients that their engagements with Baker Tilly will always be staffed with qualified and experienced personnel. Our team’s knowledge of the unique higher education culture allows us to effectively collaborate with management, internal audit functions, boards, and audit committees.

Contact: Dave Capitano, National Practice Leader Higher Education, 610-927-4512; Ellen Labita, Partner - New York Higher Education Services, 631-719-3432

Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP

Bond, Schoeneck & King, with 250 lawyers, has served colleges and universities in New York State, and throughout the United States, for more than 75 years. Among the firm’s wide array of award-winning practices is its higher education and collegiate sports practice groups, with more than 30 lawyers. Bond is highly-regarded for its professionalism and integrity, its problem-solving capability and the delivery of cost effective legal services attuned to the legal, strategic and business needs of its higher education clients. Learn more about our Higher Education Practice Group.

Contact: Shelley Sanders Kehl, Co-Chair of the Higher Education Practice, 646- 253-2341; Phil Zaccheo, Co-Chair of the Higher Education Practice, 315-218-8113

Campus Logic

CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial services with the first—and only—comprehensive platform. Easy. Mobile. Personalized. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes barriers from the student finance journey for a faster, more efficient path to enrollment and retention. In 2017 alone, schools used the CampusLogic platform to send nearly 1 million mobile award offers, 2.6 million text messages, 3.3 million emails to students, and processed 8.6 student files. More than 440 schools serving 3 million students boost enrollment, streamline efficiencies, and improve retention by using CampusLogic to simplify the student financial services journey. For more information visit

Contact: Steven Morris, 215-962-2834

Collegis Education

Collegis is an enrollment growth management company with integrated marketing and technology solutions that help colleges and universities attract, enroll, and retain students.   Their customized solutions span the full lifecycle of the student journey - from marketing portfolio management and prospective student engagement to student experience and course development services.

Contact: Drew Melendres, Vice President of Partner Strategy, 512-784-6926

Constellation, an Exelon Company - A CICU Collaborative Partner


Credo has partnered with independent college and university presidents, cabinets, and board members around the country for more than 20 years, using their team of interdisciplinary experts to develop, research, implement, and help teams go farther faster and more efficiently. Informed by a holistic approach to institutional health, Credo delivers action and results in strategic planning, campus planning, student success, marketing, enrollment, architecture, and research.

Credo understands the unique challenges independent institutions face, as well as add context to the cultural, societal, and economic pressures influencing change. They believe in the importance of independent institutions in the national landscape, and know that with smart, data-driven strategies designed to lift up your mission and propel your vision, independent higher education can grow and thrive through any challenge. 

Contact: Emma Jones, Chief Brand Officer, 336-675-0740


Cloud delivered: Next-generation anti-virus, end-point detection & response, and managed hunting

Contact: Greg Caito and Khizer Zamani at 518-593-3406

Cullen and Dykman

Cullen and Dykman LLP, established in 1850, provides quality, cost-effective general counsel and project specific legal services to colleges and universities in the upstate and downstate regions. The firm offers free training on hot legal topics including Title IX and The Non-Profit Revitalization Act. Click here to download a promotional brochure.

Contact: Brian FitzGerald, Albany Partner-in-Charge, 518-788-9401

D.A. Davidson & Co.

D.A. Davidson is a nationwide, employee-owned investment banking firm established in 1935.  Within Davidson, Joe Bosch and Dan Froehlich have established a practice exclusively focusing on the financial needs of colleges and universities throughout New York State and the greater northeast region.  They are available to serve as bond underwriters, placement agents, financial advisors, and experts to help you navigate the complex world of financial services.

Contact: Joe Bosch, (201) 786-0244, or Dan Froehlich, (212) 223-5358, 

EcoSystem Energy Services

Ecosystem is an award-winning, independent design-build firm offering turnkey construction and retrofit projects in Canada and the U.S.  Projects are focused on meeting client-specific goals: improved energy efficiency in buildings, increased productivity for industrial processes, value-added asset renewal, and green energy production. 

EcoSystem designs and delivers high-performance infrastructures for clients in the institutional, commercial, municipal, industrial, and real estate sectors.  Each project is contractually guaranteed. To learn more about EcoSystem and its energy efficient offerings, please click to view "A Frank Discussion of the Merits and Limitations of Cogeneration." 

Contact: Katherine Kluefer, Business Development Manager or Laziza Rakhimova, Market Intelligence

First American Education Finance - A CICU Collaborative Partner

GEM Energy - A CICU Collaborative Partner

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose is a full service law firm focusing on the needs of higher education clients.  Our 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.  Our 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.   

Contact: Dennis Cariello, Shareholder, 212-422-4900

JourneyED - A CICU Collaborative Partner


The KeyBank Public Sector group encompasses a team of professionals dedicated to delivering value-added capital markets and banking solutions to governments, higher education institutions and national non-profit organizations. Click here to download a promotional brochure.

Contact: Mitchell Miller, Senior Vice President, 518-257-8665

Maser Consulting P.A.

Maser Consulting P.A. is a privately owned, multi-discipline, consulting and engineering design firm with a unique balance of public and private sector experience. Established in 1984, the firm has an expert staff of licensed engineers, planners, surveyors, landscape architects, and environmental scientists. Maser Consulting has a history of providing services to higher education facilities, both private and public through its offices strategically located nationwide.

Maser Consulting has gained national recognition by Engineering News Record as one of its Top 500 Design Firms, has consistently ranked on The Zweig Group Hot Firm List of fastest growing companies, and is a Best Place to Work Employer.

Contact: Joanne Munkelt, Regional NY Marketing Coordinator, 845-564-4495


NYSERNet is a private, not-for-profit corporation created to foster research and education in New York State. For 30 years, its mission has been to advance network technology, research, data center services and technical education in support of the state’s research and education community, which includes leading universities, colleges, museums, healthcare facilities, primary and secondary schools, and research institutions.

Contact: Christopher Sedore, President and CEO

Parkhurst Dining

Parkhurst Dining delivers authentic culinary experiences to private colleges and universities. We were founded in 1996 on the premise of choosing “imperfection over standardization” - hamburgers that are hand-pressed and not cooked from uniform frozen patties; soup that is prepared daily from fresh stock and not poured out of a can; or fresh-cut vegetables for your salad bar that are cleaned, peeled, sliced, diced, and chopped by hand – never shaken out of a bag. We’ve held fast to these culinary values and know that made-from-scratch food delivers greater student satisfaction and engagement leading to stronger financial outcomes for our clients. We are also known for our commitment to sustainable practices and local sourcing; our dedication to client partnerships and seamlessly integrating into your campus culture; our people-first approach to team management, training and development; and our investment back in the communities in which we live and work.

Contact: Suzie Lachut, Director of Partnerships, 412-327-4501

Relph Benefit Advisors

Relph Benefit Advisors is the largest independent firm in upstate New York providing employee benefits consulting, advisory services, and benefits administration, now offering a cost-saving medical benefits program for colleges and universities. Click here to download a promotional brochure.

Contact: Robert G. Relph, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, 585-248-8720

Risk Strategies Company

Risk Strategies Company is a leading, nationally recognized insurance and benefits broker, specializing in the needs of colleges and universities. Risk Strategies works with nearly 100 higher ed institutions, offering sophisticated risk management advice and insurance placement for property and casualty and employee benefits for the full spectrum of exposures. Risk Stratgies has a passion for finding creative, cost-effective solutions that meet the specific needs and circumstances each client and are a leader in helping firms navigate health care reform. Click here for an overview of benefits.

Contact: David J. Singer, 212-826-9744; 201-837-1100

Sibson Consulting

Sibson Consulting is highly respected partner for colleges and universities seeking to create dynamic and comprehensive human resources, benefits and organizational development strategies to support their institutional goals and objectives. Sibson's dedicated, cross-functional higher education practice offers broad experience and deep understanding of the dynamics of academic institutions. Their size, decision-making process and consulting philosophy enable them to tailor our approach to suit each institution's needs.

Contact Mr. Kelly Jones, Senior Vice President, 216-687-4434


Sodexo provides comprehensive campus and student-centered solutions to more than 625 colleges and universities in North America that improve student enrollment, retention and engagement and preserve strategic facilities assets.  Innovative solutions include strategic asset management, facilities management, resident and retail dining, catering, campus conferencing, athletic performance, bookstore management, stadium concessions, energy management, construction and project management.  

Contact: Frank C. Hollister, IV, Director of Business Development, odexo Campus Solutions,  717-497-7447

Starfish by Hobson's

Higher education technology focused on student success.

Contact: Theresa Chastain, Account Executive, 585-402-6878

The MegaWatt Hour - A CICU Collaborative Partner

WasteStrategies, LLC - A CICU Collaborative Partner

Winthrop Resources Corporation

Winthrop Resources has been providing strategic Technology Finance, Asset Lifecycle Management, and Pay-Per-Use funding models to universities of all sizes since 1982. Winthrop enables you to make the right technology sourcing decisions, swap or upgrade technologies whenever necessary and to preserve cash and lines of credit while avoiding the risks of obsolescence and end-of-life disposal.

Contact: Conor O'Brien, 781-424-3957

CICU Affiliate Program

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (CICU) is a statewide organization devoted to advancing the interests of private higher education in New York State. With a membership of 100+ private colleges and universities across the state, CICU provides a variety of services and programs developed to meet the needs of independent higher education.

The CICU Affiliate Program serves an important link between New York State’s business sector and the educational community by highlighting the role of New York’s Independent Sector as a purchaser of goods and services. CICU invites and selects Affiliates as a means of providing resources to its members.

The Benefits of Affiliation

Affiliates are recognized as supporting independent higher education in New York.

  • Affiliates are named on this website, and invited to provide information about their businesses and products.
  • Affiliates receive a subscription to CICU publications including the Collaborative e-newsletter.
  • CICU will annually distribute promotional material to CICU member campuses.
  • Only affiliates will be considered for the CICU Collaborative

Become an Affiliate

CICU Affiliate status is available to companies that meet these criteria:

  • Maintain a reputation for ethical business practices by affirming the CICU code of conduct included on the Affiliate application
  • Have a record of providing goods or services to at least one CICU member college or university, or another state association for independent colleges and universities
  • Remit the CICU Affiliate fee

Cost of Affiliation

A fixed fee, per company, of $1,250 annually. Term of Affiliation will coincide with CICU's fiscal year of July 1 through June 30. Affiliate fees cannot be pro-rated.

Download an Affiliate Expression of Interest Form (pdf).

For more information, contact: or call (518) 436-4781