Volume 14 | Issue 7
September 19, 2022
September 2022 News and Notes
Mr. Smith goes to Columbia
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO

With this edition of the SCICU Newsletter, we kick off a new feature: The SCICU Legislative Spotlight.

Every month we'll learn more about a member of the General Assembly who attended a SCICU member institution or has a close relationship with one.

SCICU Legislative Spotlight - Speaker Murrell Smith
Speaker Murrell Smith
Republican - Sumter
Elected Speaker of the S.C. House in 2022
First elected to the House in 2001

SCICU connection:
Wofford College
B.A. in History and Government, 1990
Wofford Alumni Executive Committee 2003-2005
We asked Speaker Smith seven questions, including why he decided to attend Wofford College and how it prepared him for his career both as an attorney and as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives.

SCICU colleges & universities recognized for excellence in 2022-23 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings
Federal update

The public comments period for proposed Title IX changes has just ended. More than 185,000 comments were received. Click below to learn about the proposed major changes.

SCICU exceeds fundraising goals for FY 2021-2022
With donations totaling nearly $600,000, generous contributors helped SCICU eclipse fundraising goals for fiscal year 2021-22. Along with adding proceeds from its endowment income, the total amount distributed to its 21 member colleges and universities surpassed $700,000.

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 University

Wofford College

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

SCICU Business Partner Spotlight
National full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving nonprofit organizations, including colleges and universities.

Assists South Carolina students and their families with student loans and planning to help make college education more affordable.

More than 100 years of serving South Carolina, including landmark litigation, counsel on cutting-edge transactions, advising colleges and universities, and community leadership that helps shape regional growth and success.

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) | 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 | Cengage | 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 | Equidox | Find Great People, LLC | First American Education Finance | Gillis Specialty Advertising | Giraffe Web Design | GMK Associates | Granite Government Solutions | 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. | Salesforce | Schneider Electric | Schooley Mitchell | SC Student Loan Corporation ScholarBuys | Secure Futures Solar | 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 | 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 [email protected] or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.