Volume 13 | Issue 6
August 23, 2021
August 2021 News and Notes
Public Policy updates impacting higher education in South Carolina

Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez

Remembering Converse University President Jeff Barker and welcoming Interim President Boone Hopkins

Bob Jones University to become 21st SCICU member institution August 31

SCICU distributing $64,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to member colleges and universities

SCICU Guide to Private Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

College / university campus news and updates

SCICU Calendar of Events

SCICU Business Partners
SCICU's top federal priority is doubling the Pell Grant
SCICU’s top priority in D.C. is to double the Pell Grant, a proven federal financial aid program for the most economically disadvantaged students. 

South Carolina update

The 2020 Census results are in - South Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country.

Campus resilience and the pandemic
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO
Welcome back!

The SCICU Newsletter is back after summer hiatus, just as thousands of students are returning to the campuses of the SCICU member institutions.

Remembering Jeff Barker, Converse University's 11th president
Converse President Jeffrey H. Barker died July 21. He was the university's 11th president.

Dr. Boone Hopkins was named interim president and will continue the legacy established by Dr. Barker's two decades of leadership at Converse.

SCICU welcomes Bob Jones University!

All elibible independent colleges and universities headquartered in South Carolina are now approved for membership in SCICU.
Bob Jones University will become an SCICU member institution on August 31. Please click here to read the SCICU news release.
SCICU distributing CIC/UPS scholarships

SCICU is distributing $64,000 in CIC/UPS scholarships to students at SCICU member colleges and universities. These scholarships support low-income and many first generation students.

Please click here to
SCICU's Guide to Private Colleges and Universities in South Carolina is your best source for direct links to campus admissions, financial aid, scholarships, athletics, campus life, and much more!

Please click on the guide cover to learn more about the leading independent colleges and universities in South Carolina.

SCICU College/University Campus News 

SCICU presents news from its twenty member colleges and universities. Click here to read college news in the Newsroom on the SCICU website.

The following is a sampling of recent news from SCICU campuses:

Allen University

Anderson University

Benedict College

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University

Coker University

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Converse College

Erskine College

Furman University

Limestone University

Morris College

Newberry College

North Greenville University

Presbyterian College

Southern Wesleyan University

Spartanburg Methodist College

Voorhees College

Wofford College

Click below to access important information from each of the SCICU member colleges and universities:

SCICU Calendar of Events

The SCICU Business Partners program provides a convenient marketplace in which SCICU member colleges and universities can preview offerings tailored to the needs of the higher education community in South Carolina.

SCICU welcomes the following new business partners:

SCICU thanks the following business partners for their renewals:

Directory - Click  here  for a complete list of Business Partners, or access information on individual Business Partners via the links shown below.

ABM Building Solutions, LLC | Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial) | Aramark Higher Education | Blackbaud | Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC | Brown Edwards CPA | Brown & Brown South Carolina | Buffkin Baker | CampusLogic | Cantey Tech Consulting | CapinCrouse LLP | Cherry Bekaert, LLCCliftonLarsonAllen, LLP |Coleman Lew Canny Brown | Colonial Life | Coursedog | Craig Gaulden Davis | Design Collaborative | Diligence, LLC | Dominion Energy Duke Energy | Elliott Davis | Enterprise Holdings | Find Great People, LLC | First American Education Finance | Gillis Specialty Advertising | Giraffe Web Design | GMK Associates | Gravity Diagnostics LLC | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA | Hallmark Management Service | HRP Associates, Inc. | Hypersign, LLC | Immedion LLC | Jenzabar | Kognito | Lower Cost Models Consortium | Lockstep Technology Group | MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc. | McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture | Metz Culinary Management | Mindstream | Nephron Pharmaceuticals | P2Ops, LLC | Paymerang (fka AP Advantage) | Pharos Resources, LLC Pioneer College Caterers Pollock Company | Purple Briefcase | PVC Fittings Online | Regions Bank | Resource Financial Services | S2K Group, Inc. | SC Student Loan Corporation | ScholarBuys | SEGRA (formerly Spirit Communications | SeKON | Sodexo | Spinx Company | Synergi Partners | Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) | Timely MD | TKC Management Services | Total Comfort Solutions | Transact Campus | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources | VEMO Education | Victor Shoreline | The Virtual Care Group | Vulcan Materials Company | Walsh Consulting Group LLC | Williams & Fudge | Wyche, PA | 

SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 35 member organizations in 33 states, serves more than 1,000 higher education institutions and over 3 million students across the United States. The organization and staff are dedicated to helping private higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration.

All SCICU member colleges and universities have access to CCCS's national contracts and services. More information on this important benefit may be found here.
News & Notes is published by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. Please send all comments or questions to SCICU President & CEO Jeff Perez at jeff@scicu.org or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.