NAICU thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 
2017 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day:



AGB Search
Asset Strategy Consultants Blackboard Transact logo
Dynamic Campus logo Gifted Communications 2017
Institute for Humane Studies logo
Lawlor logo Liaison
RHB logo The Registry logo
Valiclogo VOYA logo


  Academic Search has offered executive search services exclusively to higher education institutions for four decades. Founded on the principle of strengthening higher education leadership through professional search services, 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 public and private higher education. To learn more, visit our website.
  Since 1921, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) has offered higher education boards leadership and counsel through conferences, workshops, published works, and a suite of consulting services. AGB Institutional Strategies is one of a number of consulting services offered by AGB, and provides institutions of higher education with operational and mission-driven strategies that help achieve renewed institutional strength. Visit our website for more information about our process, consultants, and case studies.
AGB Search   AGB Search offers highly regarded services to meet a variety of search and transition needs. We conduct permanent and interim searches for presidents, chancellors, provosts, vice presidents, and deans as well as heads of systems, coordinating boards, and institutionally-related foundations. In partnership with CUPA-HR, we also provide guidance and research to support the setting of executive compensation in this time of increased IRS scrutiny. AGB Search can help your institution capitalize on every opportunity the search process presents. Visit our website to learn more about our services, current searches, and past clients. 
Asset Strategy Consultants   For 25 years, Asset Strategy Consultants has been providing independent investment services to endowments, foundations, retirement plans, and operating reserves. With a long history of educational clients, ASC has been deemed a “preferred vendor” with TIAA and actively works alongside them to convert and grow 403(b) Plans, while ensuring DOL compliance. ASC’s thoughtful approach to investing helps manage risk and responsibility for each client while achieving their individual investment needs and goals.  Headquartered in Baltimore, ASC has over $7 billion under advisement throughout their six offices. To learn more, visit our website.
Blackboard Transact logo   Blackboard Transact delivers the security and convenience of a single, unified credential that not only meets your campus needs, but also transforms your students’ overall campus experience. We provide unified security, commerce, and financial services solutions—from building access, video surveillance, and financial aid disbursement to point-of-sale, bookstore, and laundry payment solutions. Plus, Blackboard Transact provides round-the-clock services and online training to ensure you maximize your return on investment. Educational institutions’ benefits, include: enhanced financial, security, and operational management capabilities; reduced operational costs; improved efficiencies; and 
increased student experience satisfaction. To learn more, visit our website.
  Credo is a comprehensive higher education consulting firm specializing in working with private colleges and universities to move them forward on the continuum from surviving to thriving. We count among our partner schools more than 300 institutions. With knowledge leaders in enrollment, retention, strategic planning, presidential coaching, student success, branding and marketing, campus planning and architecture, and research, Credo offers data-based recommendations, proven processes, and practical tools to help your institution thrive. Through years of higher education consulting, Credo’s team saw patterns emerge in both the struggles and accomplishments of the schools we 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 we view institutional health, allowing us to comprehensively address your challenges while lifting up your opportunities. For more information, visit our website
  DIGARC leads the way with expertly built e-catalog and curriculum management solutions for higher education with its innovative Acalog™ and Curriculog™ platforms. Acalog, our groundbreaking catalog product, engages students and prospects with a rich set of web features, including a mobile-friendly interface. Honed since 2001 with real-world experience and user feedback, Acalog ensures content accuracy and reduces time spent editing and proofing. Working seamlessly with Acalog, Curriculog is a fully configurable curriculum management solution that enables streamlined curriculum reviews and approvals. For more information, visit our website.
  Universities and colleges trust Dynamic Campus to maximize the performance of their existing technology investments and IT support teams, ensuring the institution is optimized for the rapidly-changing needs and goals of students and stakeholders alike. Our proven blend of managed IT services, on-demand technical capabilities and a vendor-agnostic approach delivers optimized IT performance, better strategic alignment, improved organizational visibility and accountability, lower institutional risk, and a campus IT environment that's "future ready."  To learn more, visit our website. 
Gifted Communications 2017   Gifted Communications is a creative agency specializing in helping colleges and universities raise money to advance their mission. We tailor our full range of services to meet your needs—from full-scale capital campaigns and annual fund direct solicitations to customized donor and volunteer materials, to ongoing storytelling for publications and digital channels. Contact us today to see how our talented strategists and creatives can help you tell your organization’s story, engage your constituents, and inspire your supporters to give. For more information, visit our website
Helix Education logo   Helix Education provides colleges and universities with a comprehensive suite of technology and services to power enterprise enrollment growth 8 times faster than the industry average. The company’s three solutions —Outsourced Program Management, Enrollment Marketing, and Retention Services— have successfully helped institutions find, enroll, retain, teach and graduate post-traditional learners for more than 30 years. Its enrollment growth solutions are powered by a proprietary technology ecosystem that aggregates data across the student lifecycle to better understand an institution’s best-fit students’ journey, and implements actionable intelligence to improve outcomes for students and institutions alike. For more information, visit our website.  
  Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search, 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 several independent senior academic consultants, they are rich in higher education and recruitment experience. Hyatt-Fennell is well-known and respected for placing top executives with 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. For more information, visit our website.
Institute for Humane Studies logo   The Institute for Humane Studies, a non-profit educational organization based at George Mason University (VA), has worked for nearly six decades to help institutions of higher education, including students and faculty, advance knowledge and create a more just, peaceful, and thriving world. We support academics interested in developing, teaching, and applying ideas of freedom and a free society. This includes sponsoring graduate student and faculty participation in conferences, seminars, and workshops; partnering with faculty to fund and offer logistical support for faculty-led on-campus educational programming for students; and providing students access to eminent scholars and innovative online learning tools. To learn more, visit our website
Lawlor Group logo   The Lawlor Group, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning, higher education marketing firm that has served nearly 250 educational institutions, consortia, and associations since its founding in 1987. We provide market research, strategic counsel, and integrated/ interactive marketing communications services (print, web, digital/social, advertising, PR). Our core areas of expertise are enrollment management, institutional marketing, and, increasingly, alumni engagement and fundraising (capital campaign consulting, campaign messaging, case statements, annual fund communications, content, etc.). 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. For more information, visit our website.
Liaison logo   Liaison helps higher education institutions better identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students. Schools rely on our admissions management and marketing automation solutions to reach prospective students, streamline administrative tasks, and create exceptional experiences for applicants. With 25 years of 
experience, we work with 5,000 programs on 800 campuses and process over one million applications annually.  For more information, visit our website.
  The Learning House, Inc. helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Services include product development and market research, marketing and lead generation, 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 online higher education conference.  To learn more, visit our website.
  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 also served many institutions personally as interim director or vice president for advancement, filled difficult-to-hire major gift officer positions on contract, strengthened boards of trustees, and mentored those who seek to improve their fundraising or development management skills.  To learn more, visit our website.
  Founded in 2004, ModernThink is an organizational development and management consulting firm with particular expertise in improving workplace quality.  As a higher education survey expert, we have worked with over 1200 colleges and universities administering surveys, benchmarking against peers, developing best practices and advising institutions on meaningful, impact-driven and sustainable action plans.  We help colleges and universities become better places to work and learn. ModernThink is the data and research partner with The Chronicle of Higher Education, bringing institutions the annual Great Colleges To Work For® program.  For more information, visit www.modernthink.com and www.chroniclegreatcolleges.com.
  mStoner Inc. helps clients to tell their authentic stories by clarifying their unique brand value proposition, creating a content strategy to communicate the brand effectively, and implementing compelling and dynamic communications across the web, mobile, social media, print, and other channels. We focus on research, data, and results. Since 2001, we’ve worked with more than 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools in the U.S. and abroad. We produce HigherEdLive.com as a free resource for professionals in education. For more information, visit mStoner.com.
RHB logo   RHB is a marketing and design consultancy serving higher education. Since 1991, more than 125 colleges and universities have retained the RHB team to solve branding, marketing, enrollment and fund-raising challenges. Our mission to help great causes succeed leads us to marketing research, strategic planning and creative implementation solutions for both private and public institutions. For more information and useful insights, visit our website.
The Registry logo   Founded in 1992, the Registry is the nation's premier interim leadership firm in higher education. The Registry currently has over 600+ Members—-all are former college and university presidents and senior administrators, located in 49 states. All Registry Members have been selected or nominated and then   pre-screened and pre-qualified for interim placements. To learn more, visit our website.
  Stamats is recognized and respected as the nation’s most experienced higher education marketing company. Our comprehensive array of innovative products and services has set the standard for pairing insightful, research-based strategic counsel with compelling creative solutions. Our approach is simple: Recognize the unique needs and expectations of each client and draw on more than 50 years of higher education experience for every project we undertake. At all times, we promise the highest level of professional service and attention to detail in the industry because, in the end, we know our success is measured entirely by the success of our clients. To learn more, visit our website.
  Transamerica works to Transform Tomorrow® for those who entrust its dedicated professionals with their financial needs, helping them achieve their long-term goals and aspirations. In 2015, Transamerica fulfilled its promises to customers, paying more than $6.9 billion in insurance and annuity benefits. Transamerica is part of the Aegon group of companies, one of the world’s largest providers of life insurance, pension solutions and asset management products. For more information, please visit our website.
Valic   For over 60 years, VALIC has been helping America’s educators plan for and enjoy a secure retirement.  We start with innovative solutions that are easy to use and simple to understand. We distinguish ourselves through service:  industry-leading compliance and administrative support, best of class investments and open architecture, customized education and communication plans, objective investment advice, and needs-driven, individual counseling and financial planning services available for all employees. In other words, VALIC offers choice; because no two employees are the same, and successful retirement planning is not a one-size-fits-all solution. To learn more, visit our website. 
Voya Financial   Voya Financial, Inc. helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings to get ready to retire better. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company™. Voya® is a leading provider of retirement products and services in the U.S. serving more than 46,000 institutional clients and nearly 5 million individual retirement plan investors. Voya also has 2,300 financial advisors serving the retail market. Voya’s Retirement business is focused on guiding Americans to greater retirement readiness through employer-sponsored savings plans and holistic retirement and income guidance. For more information, please visit our website.