NAICU thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2018 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day:



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  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 focuses exclusively on higher education leadership. We identify interim appointments to preserve continuity, offer full search services to help institutions navigate the hiring process, provide transition assistance to set up leaders for long-term success, and offer compensation evaluation services to assess fair competitive salaries.  Each member of our consulting team brings years of experience as a higher education leader to the firm. We not only understand the demands of leadership, but also are deeply invested in supporting the next generation of leaders. To learn more, visit our website. 
  Credo has partnered with independent college and university presidents, cabinets, and board members around the country for more than 20 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 deliver action and results in strategic planning, campus planning, student success, marketing, enrollment, architecture, and research.  Our expertise in this marketplace allows us to understand the unique challenges independent institutions face, as well as add context to the cultural, societal, and economic pressures influencing change. We 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.  For more information, visit our website
Campus Works   At CampusWorks, we believe that student success should be at the heart of every decision. That’s why colleges and universities across the nation trust us to provide an independent perspective and creative solutions to improve operations, reduce costs, and position students for success. To learn more, please visit our website.
  eCampus.com Course Material Solutions revolutionizes textbook purchasing and provides students an easy and affordable alternative to the traditional bookstore. Provide your institution with a solution to decrease costs and increase student textbook affordability. With our proven ability to discover, manage, and distribute course content we can transform the course materials experience for students, faculty and administration. We offer a branded 24/7 virtual bookstore that guarantees maximum purchasing flexibility, and an all-inclusive textbook model to amplify student success and guarantee delivery before Day 1. Learn more at www.eCampusCMS.com.
  Digital Measures focuses exclusively on web-based data management, reporting and digital workflows for higher education. Three out of five of the leading U.S. universities trust Activity Insight, its market-leading faculty management system. With Activity Insight, more than 400,000 faculty members in 15+ countries share stories of personal and institutional success. Founded in 1999, the company is based in Milwaukee, WI. Find out more at www.digitalmeasures.com or call 866-348-5677.

HelioCampus helps colleges and universities use analytics to increase enrollment, improve student success, ensure financial sustainability, and accelerate gift giving.  We enable institutions to ask and answer their most pressing questions in higher education through data analytics, data storytelling, and data science. Originated within the University System of Maryland, HelioCampus offers a unique perspective on the impact of data across the student lifecycle and solves challenges institutions face in deploying data analytics. By combining an extensible data platform with ongoing data science services, HelioCampus leverages enrollment, student success, institutional financial and advancement data to facilitate meaningful conversations that fuel higher value analyses and spur action, leading to greater institutional performance and financial sustainability.  To learn more, visit our website.

  Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search, led by Marylouise Fennell and Cheryl Hyatt, is a highly successful  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 nationally and internationally. Through a partnership with its clients, Hyatt-Fennell enhances and streamlines the search process and offers 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
  Each day, higher education’s internal and external environments serve up a platter of opportunities and problems that drive decision-making to a transactional mode. Fusing strategic, academic, and business planning moves independent institutions beyond the transactional by focusing on Deep Strategy™ -- critical issues where decisions have fundamental, long-lasting impact on institutional reputation, performance, and viability, such as affordability, market-responsive programs, and integration of technology.   Our approach connects strategy selection and resource decisions to the business model and supports institutions moving to an adaptive, outcomes-focused planning-and-management culture.  Reach George Kaludis at 202-607-7686 or gkaludis@kaludisconsulting.com to discuss your institution's needs.
Lawlor Group logo   The Lawlor Group, Inc. is a full-service higher education research, consulting, and communications firm now celebrating 30 years of delivering thought leadership and intelligent marketing solutions. We help private, independent colleges and universities and educational consortia and associations understand today’s marketplace realities and make informed decisions about what’s next. We leverage market research to develop strategy-driven communications within our core expertise areas of institutional marketing, enrollment management, and alumni engagement. Having collaborated with more than 250 educational institutions to produce award-winning marketing initiatives, we consistently create distinction, enhance value, and achieve results. For more information, visit our website.
  Learning House, Inc. helps people improve their lives through education. As an academic program manager, Learning House offers technology-enabled education solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic global market. Solutions include Online Program Management (OPM), Enterprise Learning Solutions, The Software Guild, Learning House International and Advancement Courses. With a focus on data-driven decision making, Learning House is on the leading edge of higher education. Learning House provides expertise in research and analytics, marketing, enrollment, retention and instructional design. Through its broad portfolio, Learning House delivers more students, more graduates and better outcomes. 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 expertise in improving workplace quality. As a higher education survey expert, we have worked with over 1,200 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 behind The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges To Work For® program, an annual recognition program that highlights top workplaces in higher education. For more information, visit www.modernthink.com and www.chroniclegreatcolleges.com.
  mStoner, Inc. is a digital-first agency committed to tailored solutions that deliver real results. We craft powerful, tailored, human-centric experiences to illuminate your brand and allow you to tell the story only you can tell. We connect you with the right audience at the right time so you can form right-fit relationships. We position your team for improved productivity, sustainable growth, internal alignment, and proof-positive success. And we aim to make your job fun again and help you create inspired work that you are proud to show off. Since 2001, we’ve worked with more than 350 colleges, universities, and professional schools in the U.S. and abroad. For much more, visit our website.
  Founded in 1992, the Registry is the nation's premier interim leadership firm in higher education. The Registry currently has over 700+ 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.
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.
  There's a reason why 1,200+ career centers worldwide and 400,000 active recruiters use Symplicity to connect students and recruiters. CSM by Symplicity is the industry-standard because of its robustness and configurability, allowing career centers of all sizes and types maximum flexibility for their specific workflows while connecting recruiters to the largest network of entry-level talent. For more information, visit our website
  We’re researchers who answer questions, strategists who question answers, and creatives who connect the dots, transforming question marks into exclamation points. We build brands that inspire and endure. Brands that stand for something real, for something more, for something true. In our more than a decade in higher education marketing, we’ve partnered with over 200 colleges and universities who share our belief that research is at the core of any meaningful marketing strategy and campaign, who understand that authentic outputs are the direct result of thoughtful, tested inputs. We are SimpsonScarborough, the first and last name in higher education marketing research, strategy, and creative.  To learn more, visit our website.
  Transamerica is changing the way people think about their financial and overall well-being. Yes, we help people achieve a lifetime of financial security by serving millions of customers across the United States with insurance; pension and retirement plans; investments; and asset management services. But today, it’s about so much more than that.  Transamerica is inspiring people to see their spending, earning, and saving in a whole new way. Considering all that can affect personal finances, we want to help people develop healthy physical and financial habits, so they can add more years to their lives and more life to their years.  Our business is empowering people to feel better about the future. And we’ve been doing that for more than 100 years. Learn more by visiting our website.
  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 about becoming FutureFIT, visit our website. 
Voya   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.
  Where your Board and Executive Team interface, and where data and relationships intersect, consider Yaffe & Company.  Our team is comprised of former Presidents of prestigious colleges and universities, and we have four decades of experience in helping institutions to thrive and grow.  We are experts in the areas of Board effectiveness, executive compensation contracts and performance, IRS compliance, goal-setting and performance evaluation, retirement and retention plan design, succession planning, leadership development, and Presidential transition.  With our guidance, your entire team will have constructive conversations that lead to greater clarity, meaningful outcomes, and positive growth.  Please visit our website for more information.