Volume 12 | Issue 1 - January 2020
January 2020 News and Notes
News highlights include:

  • New Year's Resolution - Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
  • S. C. General Assembly update - Considerable good news for S.C. independent higher education in Gov. McMaster's budget
  • Federal update
  • SCICU College Guide - Best ONE-STOP resource for college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid info
  • January 2020 events at SCICU colleges and universities
  • SCICU Spring Board meeting Feb. 25, 2020 at Columbia International University
  • Member college/university news
  • 2020 upcoming SCICU events
  • Business partners
New Year's Resolution - Be counted!

Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO
New Year's resolutions typically firm our resolve to undertake some form of self-improvement. Getting in shape, reading more, and improving your finances come to mind.

This year, how about doing something that will be good for you, your community, and South Carolina:

Be counted in the federal census!

S.C. General Assembly Update
This week the 2020 session of the South Carolina General Assembly kicked off with the delivery by Governor McMaster of his Executive Budget.

There is considerable good news in the governor’s budget.

Federal Update
On December 20th, President Trump signed H.R. 1865, the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020,” an end-of-year $1.4 trillion spending bill that averted a government shutdown.

Regarding taxes, the bill contains several victories for private colleges and universities.

Click on the College Guide cover for your ONE STOP best source for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid information for South Carolina's independent colleges and universities!
Concerts, art exhibitions, sporting events, and more at SCICU colleges and universities
SCICU Spring Board Meeting
Columbia International University
February 25, 2020

Dr. Mark Smith, CIU president, will welcome SCICU at-large trustees and college and university presidents at the new William H. Jones Global Business and IT Center for the 2020 Spring Board Meeting.

If you have not already registered for the board meeting, please contact Shay West (email: [email protected] , office: 803-799-7122 ) and she will send you the link for online registration.

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

Benedict College

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University

Coker University

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Converse College

Erskine College

Furman University

Limestone College

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:

2020 Upcoming 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  |  Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC | Cantey Tech Consulting  |  CapinCrouse LLP  | Cherry Bekaert, LLC Coleman Lew Canny Brown  |  Colonial Life | Craig Gaulden Davis  |  Diligence, LLC | Dominion Energy Duke Energy | Elliott Davis  |  Enterprise Holdings | Find Great People, LLC  |  First American Education Finance  | Gillis Specialty Adverstising  |  Giraffe Web Design  |  GMK Associates | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA  |  Hallmark Management Service | HRP Associates, Inc.  |  Hypersign, LLC  | Immedion LLC  |  Jenzabar | MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc.  |  McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture  |  Metz Culinary Management  |  Nephron Pharmaceuticals | P2Ops, LLC  |  Paymerang (fka AP Advantage)  |  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 | Sodexo  |  Spinx Company | Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) | Timely MD | Total Comfort Solutions  | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources  | VEMO Education | 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 33 member organizations in 32 states, serves close to 900 higher education institutions and 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 [email protected] or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.