February 6-9, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

NAICU thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2022 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day:

Academic Search logo AGB Consulting logo AALI logo
Anthology logo Dligent Board Effect logo
Coursedog logo Dutcher LLC
EIIA logo Ellucian.com Expense Reduction Analysts logo
5 Degrees Branding Logo Graystone Consulting Higher Ed Consolidation Solutions logo
Marts&Lundy logo MJBA Logo
Pear Meyer logo PRM logo
RW Jones logo
Stevens Strategy logo Storbeck Search logo
The Dysart Group The Registry TNG logo
The Virtual Care Group    

Academic Search logo   Academic Search has offered executive search services exclusively to higher education institutions for over 45 years. Academic Search is the only search firm in the nation with a formal relationship to a premier leadership development program. As the subsidiary of the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), Academic Search provides substantial financial support to a number of leadership identification, development, and support programs across all sectors of higher education. To learn more, visit our website.
AGB Consulting logo   Only AGB Consulting provides board-focused advisory services based on 100 years of experience strengthening higher education governing boards and led by thought partners who possess executive empathy rooted in their experience as college, university, system, and foundation board and committee chairs, board members, and chief executives. AGB’s expertise spans board governance, leadership, strategy, finance, operations, academic quality, and more. Our team understands the critical importance of aligning the board, the president or CEO, and the cabinet in deciding where to focus and how to pursue transformation. Visit our website to learn more.
AALI Logo   The American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) is a leading nonprofit organization that offers leadership identification, development, and support programs for administrators at public and private colleges and universities across the country through the generous support of Academic Search. AALI works to cultivate the next generation of higher education leadership for the college and university of the future.  For more info, visit our website..
Anthology logo   Anthology recently combined with Blackboard, becoming one of the largest EdTech ecosystems on a global scale for education. The newly expanded organization uses modern cloud technology and services that address individual needs and help educators shape each learner’s journey. Anthology solutions create operational efficiencies and empower institutional leaders to support and guide students on a path to success at each phase of their journey. Discover more at www.anthology.com
Diligent Board Effect logo   Board management processes can be complex and time consuming. Security and transparency play a critical role in success of any governance organization. Diligent BoardEffect allows governance professionals to conduct board management duties through a secure and user-friendly platform. Currently serving over 3,000 nonprofits, higher education, credit unions and community healthcare organization with over 204K users worldwide. Our easy to implement solution delivers expertise and support to solve governance organization’s most immediate challenges through right tools, analytics, and insights saving them time and money. Visit our website to learn more.
  Capital Education (CapEd) is a full-service provider of online and post-traditional learning solutions for colleges and universities.  As the anti-big box OPM, our solutions-focused partnerships are custom built to support the broadest strategic intents of our partners allowing for packages that range from comprehensive revenue share to fee for service.  For more information, visit our website.
Coursedog logo   Coursedog is the integrated academic operations platform. Empowering academic administrators to support on-time completions and operational excellence with integrated academic and event scheduling, course demand projections, curriculum management, and online catalog solutions through a single, bi-directional integration with your SIS. For more information, visit our website.
  Credo has partnered with college and university presidents, cabinets, and boards across the country for more than 25 years, using our team of interdisciplinary experts to develop, research, implement, and help your team go farther, faster and more efficiently. Informed by a holistic approach to institutional health, we create ongoing impact through strategic planning and student success and retention initiatives, supported by robust enrollment, financial aid, efficiency, campus planning, and architectural services. Our expertise allows us to understand the unique challenges independent institutions face, as well as to add context to the cultural, societal, and economic pressures influencing change. To learn more, visit our website.
Dutcher LLC  

Dutcher LLC positions today's colleges and universities for tomorrow's success. Our senior-level consultants have on-the-ground experience as higher education executives. We work with our clients as a team of trusted advisors to help you assess issues and opportunities intelligently and move forward strategically. Together we strive to find solutions to your institutional challenges that are both practical and holistic, helping you and your colleagues chart paths to financial sustainability. We share a belief in the power of people to achieve outstanding results even in difficult and volatile times, and we aim always to impart a sense of empowerment to the clients we serve. To learn more, visit: www.dutcher.llc.

EIIA logo   EIIA is a not-for-profit member-driven consortium of private higher education institutions that provides innovative insurance and risk management solutions that protect the assets and reputation of our members. Originally formed over 50 years ago to serve a small group of Historically Black Colleges during the early 1960s, EIIA today serves over 150 private faith-inspired liberal arts institutions. For more information visit our website.
Ellucian.com   Charting the digital future of higher education with cloud-ready technology solutions and services, Ellucian serves more than 2,700 customers and 26 million students in over 50 countries. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.
Expense Reduction Analysts logo   Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is a world leading consultancy organization specializing in cost optimization and supplier management.  For nearly 30 years, ERA has been helping leaders in the education industry free up cash flow in over 40 expense categories. Our solutions add value to the bottom line without compromising quality or service levels. To learn more, visit www.expensereduction.com.
5 Degrees Branding Logo   5 Degrees Branding is a creative agency devoted to creating strong brands in independent higher education. 5° has helped schools reinvigorate brand awareness, more effectively tell their unique story, and as a result, reach record enrollments. We do this by providing website development, enrollment marketing, and institutional branding strategies and solutions that are effective and sustainable. For more information, visit our website.
Greystone Consulting   Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley, offers the unique combination of an institutional consulting boutique with the global resources of one of the world’s preeminent financial organizations. As of December 31, 2020, Graystone managed over $380 billion in institutional assets. The J.K. Meek Group at Graystone Consulting has over 25 years of experience servicing these clients and works with 72 non-profit institutions. Visit our website for more information. 
Investments Services offered through Morgan Stanley
Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.
Higher Ed Consolidation Solutions logo   Higher Ed Consolidation Solutions is a full-service college and university merger consultancy. At HCS, college and university merger consulting is all that we do. An institutional event of this magnitude deserves specialists who have the background and expertise to handle these sensitive transformative events. For more information, visit our website.
  Hyatt-Fennell, led by Marylouise Fennell and Cheryl Hyatt, is a highly successful executive search firm with a strong support staff and independent senior consultants rich in higher education and national and international recruitment experience.  Hyatt-Fennell enhances and individualizes the process for each search and offers a commitment to find the right person for each position. For more information, visit our website.
  As one of the nation’s preeminent higher education research and consulting firms focused on the art and science of marketing, Lawlor Advisory offers advise in the areas of leadership development, organizational change, institutional marketing, enrollment management, operational efficiency, and edupreneurial innovation. We help colleges and universities, schools, and education associations understand today’s marketplace realities and make informed decisions about what’s next. For more information, visit our website.
https://www.liaisonedu.com/   Through a powerful combination of technology and services, Liaison helps over 31,000 undergraduate, graduate and postbac programs across more than 1,500 campuses achieve their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student success goals. Liaison's campaign management, enrollment and recruitment tools include TargetX and the Enrollment Marketing Platform (EMP) as well as its Centralized Application Service (CAS™), SlideRoom and Time2Track. Visit our website for more information.
Marts&Lundy logo   Marts&Lundy’s client-focused, collaborative approach enables us to help mission-driven organizations build the capacity to achieve their highest potential through customized, sustainable philanthropic solutions. In business since 1926, our work has resulted in unprecedented profile and presence for our clients, enhanced operations, fundraising initiatives that exceed targets, and a revitalized spirit of giving among donors. Visit our website to learn more.
MJBA Logo   Mason Jay Blacher & Associates offers direct hands-on principal gift fundraising expertise that informs development audits, feasibility studies, and capital campaigns.  Mason Blacher, formerly director of major gifts at Stanford Business School (CA), has served institutions as interim director or vice president for advancement, filled difficult-to-hire major gift positions on contract, and strengthened/mentored boards of trustees in fundraising skills. To learn more, visit our website.
  National Management Resources Corporation was founded in 1978. National provides services exclusively to private institutions of higher learning. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning/setups, security, and construction management. National tailors its services to meet the needs and goals of the clients they serve. With National, you can rest assured that your facilities look their best for recruitment, retention, and advancement. For more information, visit our website.
Pear Meyer logo   Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation. Our industry experts focused exclusively on the higher education sector have helped hundreds of colleges and universities achieve their objectives. For more information, visit: www.pearlmeyer.com.
PRM logo   PRM Consulting is a human resource consulting firm, with a focus on retirement plan consulting. Our practice areas include compensation, benefits, training, and general management consulting. Our retirement practice focuses on conducting due diligence services for clients on their recordkeepers and investment advisors. In addition, PRM has helped create Multiple Employer Plans (MEPS) for higher education institutions in several states. For more information, please visit our website. www.prmconsulting.com
  RHB is a higher education consultancy across four practices: executive counsel, enrollment management, institutional marketing and Slate and related technologies. Since 1991, we've guided more than 300 institutions in achieving revenue goals and enhancing organizational capability. In short, we help great causes succeed, inspiring colleges and universities toward greater relevance and stronger constituent relationships—before, during and after college. Visit our website.
  For more than 40 years, colleges have turned to Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. Our mission is to make colleges and universities successful and vibrant with inspired and relevant engagement with our team of experts. For more information, visit our website.
RW Jones logo   The RW Jones Agency is a full-service strategic communications firm serving higher education. From complex issues management counsel to the proactive development of institutionally distinctive media strategies, we know how to help colleges, universities, school districts and non-profit organizations succeed. We’ve been dedicated to serving the education space for more than 30 years.  
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Ready Education   Trusted by 525+ institutions to build community and improve student retention, Ready Education is the leading mobile student engagement platform on a mission to improve student success in higher education worldwide. The student-centric mobile app meets 4.5M+ students where they are and is a holistic solution for supporting the full student experience through interventions, communications, connections with peers and faculty, and access to campus resources. With over 90 percent student adoption and being the highest-rated campus app, the platform is essential for crafting digital student experiences. For more info, visit our website.
  Segal is the firm of choice for institutions seeking a partner to create dynamic and comprehensive human resources, benefits, and organizational development strategies to support their institutional goals and objectives. Our firm's dedicated, cross-functional higher education practice brings to your institution broad experience and deep understanding of the dynamics of academic institutions. To learn more, visit our website.
Stevens Strategy   Stevens Strategy is a full-service consulting firm specializing in managing the process of strategic change in colleges, universities and schools.  We offer professional services to the leaders of these institutions in the areas of Institutional Vision and Strategy, Strategic Organizational Leadership, Market and Program Analytics, Finance and Data Analytics and Institution-wide Policy Development. Our consultants have extensive experience serving more than 100 independent and public 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.  Visit our website for more.
Storbeck Search logo   Founded on a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, Storbeck Search is widely recognized as the leading firm that specializes in higher education executive search. Today, as part of Diversified Search Group, whose portfolio firms also include Koya Partners, BioQuest, and Grant Cooper, Storbeck Search has deepened its networks and expanded its global reach. Visit us on our website.
The Dysart Group   The Dysart Group is a higher education consulting firm specializing in admissions, financial aid, and retention.  The firm has assisted more than 200 colleges and universities in 42 states on issues related to enrollment management and enrollment growth.  Client institutions have been able to increase enrollment by as much as 70 percent in a single year.  We specialize in working with private colleges and universities and passionately collaborate with institutions serving at-risk populations. For more information, visit our website.
The Registry   The Registry is the premier interim placement firm in American higher education.  The increasing demand for Registry interims is being driven, in part, by the need to engage veteran leaders and executives who can help institutions to define, to shape, and to achieve a more resilient and sustainable future. While the number of our interim engagements continues to increase at unprecedented levels, colleges and universities are also arranging for RAS Consulting Solutions, also provided by our members—all of whom represent the “gold standard” of the registry. For all leadership transitions, make your first stop The Registry.
TNG logo   For over 20 years, TNG has provided proven risk management solutions through our expert partners and consultants leveraging proprietary systems-level solutions for prevention and risk mitigation in the areas of Title IX and behavioral intervention and threat assessment. We are pleased to serve as the risk management touchstone for higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and workplaces. Visit our website for more information.
The Virtual Care Group  

The Virtual Care Group (VCG) provides holistic medical and mental wellness solutions for students.  Numerous campuses within NAICU are already utilizing our unlimited telemedicine, teletherapy, life coaching, and on-demand crisis counseling services. We can help supplement your existing health services or create a virtual health center with our Board-certified physicians and licensed counselors.  To learn more, please visit www.thevirtualcaregroup.com.