Volume 11 | Issue 2 February 2019
February 2019 News and Notes

February 2019 news highlights include:
  • Federal legislative update from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
  • SCICU trustees, college/university presidents, and business leaders gather for regional receptions throughout South Carolina
  • February - April featured events
  • Member college news
  • Upcoming events
  • Business partners
(L-R) Jeff Perez, SCICU President and CEO; Rep. William Timmons (R-SC 4th District); and Scott Cochran, President, Spartanburg Methodist College
NAICU Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Annual Conference

SCICU federal legislative update from President and CEO Jeff Perez
Spartanburg Methodist College President Scott Cochran and I joined leaders from other independent colleges and universities Feb. 3-6 for the NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Throughout the briefings and meetings in D.C., Scott and I heard that independent colleges and universities, along with the rest of higher education, face a volatile legislative and regulatory environment.

My five takeaways from the NAICU annual meeting and advocacy day may be read here.
Jeff Perez, SCICU President and CEO, addresses trustees, college presidents, and business leaders at the Columbia trustee appreciation reception.
SCICU trustees, presidents, and business leaders gather for receptions throughout South Carolina
SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez hosted receptions throughout SC in January and February that gave trustees, college/university presidents, and business leaders the chance to meet in a more informal setting.

Following the findings from strategic planning studies that indicated trustees wanted more time to build and deepen relationships outside formal board meetings, SCICU held receptions in Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Charleston.

February - April Featured Events
(click links for details)

Member College News  

SCICU curates 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 member college / university news:

Allen University

Anderson University

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University

Coker College

Columbia International University

Limestone College

Newberry College

North Greenville University

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

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 Partner:

SCICU recognizes the following Business Partner for their renewal:

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  |  Acumen IT, LLC  |  Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial)  |  Aramark Higher Education  |  Argent Financial Group | Blackboard   |  Cantey Tech Consulting  |  CapinCrouse LLP  |  Church Mutual Insurance Company  |  Coleman Lew Canny Brown  |  Collegiate Financial Services (IOA)  |  Craig Gaulden Davis  |  CSI Leasing, Inc.  |  Dominion Energy Elliott Davis  |  Find Great People, LLC  |  First American Education Finance  | Gillis Specialty Adverstising  |  Giraffe Web Design  |  Harper Corporation General Contractors  |  Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA  |  HillSouth iT Solutions  |  Howard Technology Solutions  |  HRP Associates, Inc.  |  Hypersign, LLC  | Immedion LLC  |   The LearningHouse, Inc.  |  MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc.  |  McAllister & Quinn  |   McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture  | Met@data IT LLC  |  Metz Culinary Management  |  Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting  |  National Management Resources Corporation  | P2Ops, LLC  |  Paymerang (fka AP Advantage)  |  Pioneer College Caterers Pollock Company  |  Purple Briefcase  |  PVC Fittings Online | S2K Group, Inc.  |  SC Student Loan Corporation  |  ScholarBuys  |  Sodexo  |  Spirit Communications  |  STEM Premier Stroz Friedberg  |  Thompson & Little  |  Total Comfort Solutions  | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources  |  USI Insurance Services, LLC | VEMO Education | Vulcan Materials Company  |  Walsh Consulting Group LLC  |   Wyche, PA  | 

SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 33 member organizations in 30 states, serves more than 900 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 Mike LeFever at [email protected] or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.