Affiliates

2018-19 Affiliates

Anbaric

Anbaric is an Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) platform company with a mandate to invest $2 billion or more in energy assets. With a focus on energy efficiency, advanced district energy systems, renewables, and intelligent energy management, Anbaric works with industry-leading vendors. Anbaric finances these projects with competitive capital from OTPP and has a proven track record of carrying out large infrastructure projects. Anbaric brings vast expertise to help colleges and universities across the country modernize their energy infrastructure today to lower power costs and achieve ambitious clean energy goals tomorrow. While Anbaric works on building the smart energy campus system of the future, institutions can continue to focus resources on the number one priority: student success.

Contact: Soam Goel, Lead Partner, Distributed Energy 

Apogee

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 apogee.us.

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 www.campuslogic.com.

Contact: Steven Morris, 215-962-2834

CohnReznick, LLP

As one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, CohnReznick has a dedicated Not-for-Profit and Education Industry Practice that works closely with the boards, management, and financial leaders of not-for-profit and educational organizations. Many of our professionals have devoted the majority of their careers to addressing the business, financial, and accounting issues facing educational institutions. Our services for educational institutions include: operations and controls, audit and tax, advisory, information technology, and more. For additional information about our not-for-profit services, click here.

Contact: John Alfonso, Partner, CPA, CGMA, Not-For-Profit & Education Industry Practice Leader, 646-625-5767, john.alfonso@cohnreznick.com

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

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

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, jbosch@dadco.com or Dan Froehlich, (212) 223-5358, dfroehlich@dadco.com 

Emsi

Emsi is an analytics firm that helps universities make data-driven decisions about their alumni and programs.  In the last two years, more than 50 universities have partnered with Emsi to find their alumni’s employment outcomes.  Those institutions received data on their alumni’s top employers, top job titles, contact information, regionalized wage estimates, etc.—at the program level.  

Current Emsi partners in New York include the Department of Labor, Syracuse University, and The New School.  Our team of economists and data scientists are intrigued by unique challenges; especially if your institution is considering more cutting-edge projects such as skills clustering or benchmarking.  Known for our commitment to customer service and dedication to high quality data, we’d love to learn more about your unique challenges.

Primary Contact—Scott McCullough, Sr. Account Executive, 405.488.4646

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

KeyBank

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

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

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

The MegaWatt Hour - A CICU Collaborative Partner

WasteStrategies, LLC - A CICU Collaborative Partner

 

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: affiliate@cicu.org or call (518) 436-4781