Volume 14 | Issue 3
March 21, 2022
March 2022 News and Notes
SCICU celebrates return to in-person board events with Spring 2022 board meeting at Bob Jones University
Sixteen college/university presidents kicked off SCICU's Spring 2022 board meeting with their semi-annual Council of College Presidents Breakfast held March 10 at Bob Jones University.

CIC Capacity-Building Grant funds SCICU Trustee Appreciation Reception
SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez welcomed nearly 40 presidents, trustees, and guests to the March 9 Trustee Appreciation Reception. The event was funded by a capacity-building grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

Photo highlights from the March 9-10 SCICU Board events
Anderson University's AUthenticity student band entertained at SCICU's March 9 Trustee Appreciation Dinner.

South Carolina state update

  • Good news in the budget for SCICU member colleges and universities
  • Dueling tax cuts
  • Goodbye and hello

Washington update
  • A victory for Pell Grants!
  • The Devil's in the details of negotiated rulemaking

Three reasons to meet in person
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO
On March 10 SCICU held its first in-person board meeting in two years, and it was a great success. Whie virtual meetings may be convenient, I believe being physically together makes for a more productive and rewarding meeting.

Let me give you three reasons why.

SCICU and S.C. Commission on Higher Education to combine forces and host joint Higher Education Day at the S.C. State House April 6.
With the S.C. Senate and House considering another state budget with historic increases in need-based aid for South Carolina resident students, SCICU and the S.C. Commission on Higher Education will combine forces to say thanks to General Assembly members in a historic joint Higher Education Day at the S.C. State House on April 6.

SCICU to honor 21 Excellence In Teaching award winners at April awards dinner in Columbia
After two years of COVID-related virtual celebrations, SCICU’s annual Excellence In Teaching Awards Program will return to an in-person awards dinner on April 5 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Full schedule of Spring fine arts events at SCICU member colleges and universities
SCICU College/University Campus News 

SCICU presents news from its 21 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

Bob Jones University

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University

Coker University

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Converse University

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:

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 thanks 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 | Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial) | Allegiance Industries | 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 | CBIZ | Charles Schwab | 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 | Path | 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. | Schneider Electric | Schooley MitchellSC 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 | Varsity Health | Victor Shoreline | The Virtual Care Group | Vulcan Materials Company | Walsh Consulting Group LLC | Williams & Fudge | Wyche, PA | 
SCICU Calendar of Events
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.