Trustees - Because we have such a full agenda, there will be TWO meeting sessions - one in the morning and another in the afternoon following the Awards Luncheon.
Please watch your email for more details.
20 for 20
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO
I am very proud to report that in my first year as president & CEO of SCICU I have visited the campuses of all 20 SCICU member institutions. I had the opportunity to get a campus tour and sit down with our presidents to hear their experiences and perspectives on the future.
Let me share my top three takeaways from these visits.
Each campus is unique.Our campuses offer prospective students a rich array of options. They each offer their own palette of academic programming and activities from which their students paint their individual collegiate experience. Students can find the setting in which they’re most comfortable, and thus most likely to succeed.
Of course, one experience we do not offer is the “big campus.” Our institutions are smaller, and that is their great strength. Our students aren’t lost in the crowd. SCICU colleges and universities have the advantage of offering a sense of community from which students draw strength.
SCICU posted another strong year of fundraising in support of independent colleges and universities in S.C. During its fiscal year ending August 31, 2019, SCICU raised $496,253 in support of scholarships, emergency student financial aid, student research, and special functions. Highlights of the fundraising year include:
Named Scholars Program - $350,000 contributed by major corporate donors for a wide range of donor-specific scholarship programs.
Discretionary Scholarship Program - Nearly $82,000 raised for assisting SCICU students with unexpected financial hardships.
Undergraduates Student Research - $54,375 donated specifically for supporting student research at SCICU member institutions. SCICU supplements this amount with earnings from its endowment.
SCICU's 20 member colleges and universities commemorated the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year in 20 different ways. Click on the links below to learn more about the celebrations at your favorite college or university.
(L-R) Jeff Perez, SCICU president and CEO; Rusty Monhollon, S.C. Commission on Higher Education president and executive director.
SC Commission names Missouri Higher Ed leader as new president and executive director
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dr. Rusty L. Monhollon, a seasoned higher education leader and history professor from Missouri, has been named president and executive director by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), the State’s governing body for public higher education in S.C.
“Dr. Monhollon will be a great advocate for higher education in South Carolina,” said Jeff Perez, SCICU president and CEO. “SCICU is looking forward to continued opportunities for collaboration with CHE under Dr. Monhollon’s leadership.”
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 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@example.com or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.