The NCICU Business Affiliate Program provides a mutually beneficial link between North Carolina’s business community and the state’s 36 private colleges and universities. Our Business Affiliates are companies or individuals whose work with NCICU colleges and universities has earned NCICU’s endorsement.

To become a Business Affiliate, businesses must have the following:

• Affirmation from at least one North Carolina independent college or university that the applicant is successfully doing business within the State’s private higher education community
• Commitment from a responsible representative of the applying business that the business will endeavor to support North Carolina private higher education
• Annual financial support of $1,000
• Approval from Director of the Independent College Fund

Each Business Affiliate is listed below, along with a short description of their products, services, contact information and website. NCICU Colleges and Universities are encouraged to contact these business partners when there is a need for the products and services they provide. The specific categories in which they provide services can be found in the Campus Buyers Guide.

Some Business Affiliates will offer webinars that provide helpful information about their services and products. Unless the information is proprietary, we will post links to the webinars here as they become available.

Please check this page often, as we will be continually adding new Affiliates. The list of our current Business Affiliates is shown alphabetically below.

Business Affiliates

Since 2008, AffinityLTC, LLC has been a Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) endorsed program provider, specializing in the marketing and administration of employer and association sponsored Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance programs. AffinityLTC has always been exclusively focused in the LTC insurance marketplace. AffinityLTC has over 100 private Higher Ed clients across the country.

Contact: Michael S. VanGavree

Phone: 717.737.3060 x300

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.affinityltc.com

Established in Austin in 1999, Apogee is a leading provider of managed technology services that enable colleges and universities to innovate to enrich the campus experience and foster student vitality. Uniquely positioned to serve higher education, Apogee supports a community of more than one million students and administrators at over 350 colleges and universities nationwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio includes Managed Campus (networks and managed IT and cloud services), ResNet (residential networks), campus engagement and digital signage, and video services.

Visit Apogee at www.apogee.us

Contact: Liz Gow

Phone: 570-575-3588

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.apogee.us

Aramark is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms. We create experiences that engage and inspire, we deliver an impact wherever people work, learn, recover and play.

Contact: Sherri Flanigan

Phone: 859.630.0699

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.aramark.com

BDO delivers assurance, tax and advisory services throughout the country and around the globe. We offer an unparalleled commitment to meeting clients’ needs through partner-involvement, deep industry knowledge, geographic coverage across the U.S. and a cohesive global network. We demonstrate our experience through knowledgeable professionals, relevant client work and participation in the industries we serve. BDO  understands the changes and challenges facing institutions of higher education, from rising tuition and fees to reduced government funding, and our clients can rest assured that their dedicated BDO industry leaders are at the forefront of the higher education conversation. What truly sets BDO apart is our commitment to bringing world-class resources and exceptional service, without exception, to each of our higher education clients. We understand that at its core, our job is about helping our clients, and that we measure our success one relationship at a time.

Contact: Stathis Poulos

Phone: 919.278.1925

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.bdo.com

BHDP, an award-winning international architectural firm, is recognized for innovative and inspiring solutions in architecture, planning, interior design, experiential graphic design, project management, and strategic consulting to provide more informed design solutions for our clients.
BHDP’s expertise in the planning and design of Higher Education facilities is founded upon our deep knowledge of the business of higher education and a passion for improving student and faculty experiences. We design places of learning and discovery that inspire thinkers, leaders, and professionals. Our strategic, people-focused approach encourages understanding, collaboration, and innovation, enabling us to further an institution’s mission and strategy through its campus and buildings.

See the results of a national survey of leaders focused on campus master planning conducted by BHDP.

Contact: Paul Orban

Phone: 614.563.9547

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.bhdp.com

The challenges of higher education will continue at an extraordinary pace. As the industry continues to face these challenges, you will need an exceptional relationship with, and commitment from, a group of accounting professionals who advise you and support your efforts. For over 40 years, Brown Edwards has been dedicated to providing exceptional service and expertise to our higher education clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. By partnering with our clients and understanding their needs and concerns, Brown Edwards is a true alternative to the “business as usual” approach. And, as a Top 100 firm, you can be sure you have access to industry-leading resources while receiving the personalized service our clients deserve and expect.

Contact: John Hash, CPA; Mark Woolwine, CPA

Phone: 540.345.0936; 540.443.3606

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Website: http://www.becpas.com

For over six decades, The Budd Group has been a cornerstone of excellence in private education, servicing over 40 private K-12 and higher education schools and maintaining over 22 million square feet through our specialized integrated facilities management solutions. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional facility services exclusively to private educational institutions. Our extensive range of services includes fully Integrated Facilities Solutions that includes maintenance, janitorial, grounds, security and transportation coordination. The Budd Group solutions are designed to address the distinct needs of private schools and colleges. With an unwavering commitment to the private education sector, we have earned the trust of educational institutions seeking top-quality facility management solutions.

Contact: R.T. Wargo

Phone: 704.287.1785

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.buddgroup.com

Campus Innovation (by the founders of Adirondack Solutions) offers C-Park—software to meet the unique demands of campus parking. Parking is the 1st experience someone has on your campus. You want that 1st impression to be frustration free! Our robust, affordable, user-friendly solution regulates parking inventory, helps ensure a safe, ideal parking space amongst the real-time options available & helps your institution create revenue to recoup the investment a great parking experience requires.

Contact: Alex Adame, Business Development Specialist

Phone: 844.CAMPUS6 (844.226.7876)

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.campusinnovation.com/

As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving nonprofit organizations, CapinCrouse provides professional solutions to organizations whose outcomes are measured in lives changed. Since 1972, the firm has served universities, seminaries, and other organizations by providing support in the key areas of financial integrity and security.

Contact: Dan Campbell

Phone: 505.50.CAPIN

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://capincrouse.com

Since its founding in 1984, CapDev has been empowering nonprofit organizations throughout the Southeast to fulfill their missions to make the world better. We do this by helping our clients build sustainable, inclusive, relational philanthropy and by connecting them with dynamic leaders through our comprehensive development, campaign and executive search services. 

Contact: Stephanie Flores de Valgaz

Phone: 336.747.0133

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://capdev.com

CAPTRUST is an independently owned and operated retirement planning and investment advisory firm headquartered in Raleigh, NC. With over $750 billion in assets under advisory, we serve as fiduciary consultants for 190 educational institutions, representing approximately 850 retirement plans and totaling over $200 billion in assets under advisement in the education sector. As a firm, we work with 40 providers for 403(b), 457, and 401(a) plans — counting TIAA, Fidelity, and Vanguard as our top provider relationships. CAPTRUST has developed the specialized expertise required to help plan sponsors optimize their retirement plans while effectively managing fiduciary risk in a constantly changing environment. We are committed to the independence required for complete objectivity.

Contact: Erica Blomgren Forrester

Phone: 919.870.6822

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.captrustadvisors.com

Centrica Business Solutions is an integrator of sustainable energy solutions that works with higher education institutions to remove complexity. We deliver a full range of comprehensive energy solutions and services encompassing energy efficiency measures, renewable energy offerings, and demand response services. Our targeted approach to energy implementation establishes goals, identifies opportunities, installs solutions, and ensures support in delivering on financial and environmental agendas.

Contact: Michael Bruders

Phone: 651.728.2605

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.centricabusinesssolutions.com/us/

As a nationally recognized firm, Cherry Bekaert has the resources to take your institution to the next level. Our higher education industry specialists understand the current operating environment and challenges facing independent colleges and universities, so we can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. Our capabilities go far beyond audit and regulatory compliance, and include customized solutions in the areas of risk advisory, cybersecurity, data analytics, technology consulting and solutions, compensation and benefits, and international tax services.  Ranked among the largest accounting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact our clients ability to succeed and grow.

Contact: Matthew Socha

Phone: 704.940.2680

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.cbh.com

Coca-Cola Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. For 120 years, we have been deeply committed to the consumers, customers, and communities we serve and are passionate about the broad portfolio of beverages and services we offer. We make, sell, and distribute beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors across 14 states and the District of Columbia to approximately 60 million consumers. We are based in the Southeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic portion of the United States and are headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Contact: Thomas Varnadore

Phone: 704.497.0366

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.cokeconsolidated.com

Corporate Risk Management Inc. is an independent insurance consulting firm providing outsourced risk management services to clients on a fee-for-services basis. As we do not sell insurance, our firm is able to provide objective program review and expert advice in order to help our clients obtain the most comprehensive and competitively priced insurance programs available. Our client services include on-going full service agreements, managed marketing projects and program analysis reports.

Contact: Eric Little

Phone: 704.335.0185

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.crm1978.com

Coursedog offers modern academic operations software that empowers administrators and faculty to execute exceptional educational experiences and meet their strategic enrollment management goals through integrated academic and event scheduling, curriculum, catalog, and course demand projection tools. Today we support over 100 institutions including NCICU institutions like Duke University, Methodist University and Catawba College to streamline their scheduling and curricular operations into a single integrated platform. Academic administrators deserve a powerful, easy-to-use tool that gives them confidence, visibility, and trust that they are executing student-centric, data-driven, cost-efficient academic operations.

Contact: Zach Drollinger

Phone: 913.565.2513

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.coursedog.com

CPL provides strategic facilities planning, architectural and engineering services to higher education clients in the eastern US and in NC through our offices in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Our practice includes unique specialty services:  space utilization/ planning; building condition/system surveys; energy audits/planning; and capital/ maintenance project planning. Dining, athletics, residence life, science & technology, renovation of historic campus buildings, and engineering of MEP systems are areas of expertise.

Contact: Kenneth C. Mayer, Jr.

Phone: 336.373.9800

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.cplteam.com

Daly Seven is family owned and operated. We build, own, and manage full and select-service hotels within the Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Best Western, and Hyatt brands. We currently have 42 properties across NC, SC and VA. Through our commitment to our employees, guests, and philanthropy to our communities, we enable others to rise along with us.

Contact: Alana Tichenor

Phone: 716.200.7569

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.Dalyseven.com

Dean Dorton is committed to transforming businesses for the better, from organization-wide change to refining the intricacies of daily operations. With their range of services, they have the depth and breadth to advise you for the long-term, across business functions. Across finance, operations, and technology, Dean Dorton guides businesses in redefining success through innovation and data-driven strategies.

Contact: David Boyce

Phone: 919.747.2860

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://deandorton.com/

DLR Group is an integrated design firm with the promise to elevate the human experience through design. We have over 30 offices, including Durham and Charlotte. We fully embrace our responsibility to society by designing spaces to emphasize academic learning and social development. DLR Group is deeply rooted in a commitment to understanding our clients through a personal engagement process. Embracing each unique campus culture is vital to the success of every project, and our 360-degree view enables us to fully understand users who will be impacted–including students, faculty, administration, staff, and visitors. Our commitment to sustainability and in-depth research places us on the leading edge of discoveries in the industry. Our team is committed to protecting our planet, and as a result, DLR Group’s average reduction targets of predicted energy use for high-performance designs consistently exceed the national average.

Contact: Soraya Saffouri

Phone: 973.362.8764

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.dlrgroup.com

EDC provides Owner’s Representation and Project Management services to institutional owners for the design and construction of their new and renovated facilities. Established in 1990 and based in Midlothian Virginia, EDC has delivered over four million square feet totaling over $600 million of higher education and research and development projects. EDC manages the entire project from preliminary programming and budgeting through construction and occupancy.

Contact: Raymund Hunt

Phone: 804.897.0900

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.edcweb.com/

First American Education Finance provides NCICU institutions with customized financing solutions at preferred rates. For more than 20 years, First American has served the needs of the education community helping more than 800 schools deliver the best education possible to their students. ​Their unique financing solutions solve school challenges ranging from complex campus projects to technology management – all through a simple and transparent experience.

Examples of First American Programs Include::

  • Technology Renewal Program
  • Software  Program
  • Campus Maintenance  Program
  • Energy  Program
  • Athletic Equipment Program
  • Purchasing Card Program

Contact: Phil Palermo

Phone: 786.475.7234

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.faef.com/

Fortinet makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey.

Contact: Brent Collins

Phone: 803.807.8708

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.fortinet.com/

FORVIS’ Education practice is driven by our commitment to forward vision. Higher education  institutions face many challenges, including dynamic student demographics, increasing regulatory pressure, and an ever-growing competitive landscape. Our professionals understand and can help you operate sustainability and prepare for what’s next.

As a top accounting and consulting firm, FORVIS is driven by a commitment to deliver an Unmatched Client Experience®. We listen to understand, respond promptly, and consult with purpose. Our services have been intentionally designed to deliver impact and help you drive forward with momentum.

Our talented team has the skills, passion, and industry intelligence to help you accelerate your path to the future. We roll up our sleeves and bring an all-in attitude. We work alongside you throughout the journey, prioritizing close collaboration and a genuine commitment to putting your needs first. Visit our website at forvis.com/education or contact our higher education team to learn how we can help your institution.

Contact: Tom Hazelwood

Phone: 336.714.8136

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.forvis.com/education

HRP Associates, Inc. HRP Associates, Inc. is an environmental health & safety risk management consulting engineering firm that specializes in the fields of EPA and NCDENR environmental and OSHA health and safety compliance, lab safety, industrial hygiene (indoor air, lab hoods, legionella, mold and histoplasmosis) consulting, HAZMAT (asbestos, lead paint, radon) and property acquisition due diligence. To date, we have helped over 325 college and university campuses across the United States resolve their risk management challenges and complex regulatory compliance obligations for 41 years. Example services include EPA and OSHA compliance auditing and technical training and permitting. Currently the high profile opportunities in higher education is the availability of EPA Brownfield grant funding, where unused property, donated property or campus master planning challenges can be overcome with strategic grant applications. Non-usable and vacant property can become useful and purposeful. HRP works diligently to keep you up-to-date with changes in federal, state, and local EH&S regulatory requirements and provides you with sound and practical solutions that you can realistically implement.

Contact: Tad A. Goetcheus

Address: 701 Easley Bridge Road, Suite 6070, Greenville, SC 29611

Phone: 800.752.3922 or 864.289.0311

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.hrpassociates.com

IMA is a national risk management and commercial insurance broker.  IMA has a property & casualty insurance program that is endorsed by The Coalition for College Cost Savings and is designed specifically for private institutions.  IMA also specializes in employee benefits and student and athletic insurance.  IMA has clients in all fifty states and has offices throughout the country. To learn more about IMA’s complimentary preliminary assessment, please contact Kevin via the contact information provided below.

Contact: Kevin Melvin

Phone: 704.207.5239

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://imacorp.com/higher-education/

Inceptia enables colleges and universities to strengthen relationships and boost enrollment using dynamic tools and personal outreach programs that empowers students to successfully navigate admissions and financial aid. With tailored solutions and a nonprofit’s commitment to service, we remove barriers for students so schools can focus on what matters most–guiding them toward a rich and rewarding life through higher education.

Contact: Shannon Jones

Phone: 706.266.8397

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.inceptia.org

InterVision is a leader in strategic IT solutions, including cloud, security, business continuity, app development, app modernization, core data infrastructure and unified communications. We provide white-glove professional services for one-time projects and recurring managed services. Our experience with higher education institutions across the country makes us a highly reliable resource to help your campus tech environment run efficiently and securely. We take a proactive approach to identify and address areas of need, and consult on what options are the best fit for your college or university.

Contact: Dean Lucero

Phone: 804.463.2516

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.intervision.com

Jenzabar’s mission is to support education by enabling institutions of higher education to thrive, grow, and achieve student success. We help our clients align their technology solutions with their unique missions and goals—to generate the maximum return on their technology investments. Across the entire institution, our software and services enable our clients to deliver on the promise of higher education.

Contact: Dale Hess

Address: 101 Huntington Ave., Suite 2200, Boston, MA 02199

Phone: 617.492.9099

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.Jenzabar.com

McGriff Insurance partners with several NCICU institutions by offering highly consultative risk management services and insurance solutions for nearly all types of coverage – including commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health.

Contact: Tim Smith

Address: 4309 Emperor Blvd. Unit 300

Phone: 336.202.8554

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mcgriff.com

With eight studios throughout the Carolinas and Georgia, the McMillan Pazdan Smith team of architects, planners, and interior designers is committed to creating functional, enduring, cost-effective and iconic built environments. The MPS Higher Education team has designed over 500 specialized, award-winning projects on more than 100 campuses. It is a privilege to positively impact and advance higher learning through architecture and campus planning in North Carolina.

Contact: Jana Gottlieb Hartenstine

Phone: 980.201.3035

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.mcmillanpazdansmith.com

Millennium Advisory Services, Inc. is a SEC registered investment advisory firm that provides 403(b) retirement plan services for private institutions of higher education throughout the eastern and mid-western United States. We work with other professional fiduciary partners offering a turn-key retirement plan solution to individual educational institutions as well as Multiple Employer Plans.  Our solutions are designed to help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary obligations on both the participant level and the plan level. We provide communication and education services for plan sponsors as well as financial planning, fiduciary advice and professional asset management for plan participants and high net worth individuals. Millennium’s mission is to help plan sponsors deliver a retirement plan to their employees that truly changes participant behavior and drives meaningful retirement outcomes, helping participants and their families achieve their personal and financial life goals.

Contact: Paul Hunt

Phone: 804.346.1044

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.mas-edu.com

National Management Resources Corporation was founded in 1978. National provides services exclusively to private education institutions. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning and setups, security, and construction management. National tailors its services to meet the needs and goals of the clients they serve. With National, you can rest assured that your facilities look their best or recruitment, retention, and advancement.

Contact: Barron Wood

Phone: 706.884.7489

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.teamnational.com/

NFP is a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement plan advisor that provides solutions enabling client success globally through employee expertise, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions. Our expansive reach gives us access to highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions in the industry, while our locally based employees tailor each solution to meet our clients’ needs.

Contact: Gary Shuford

Phone: 704.971.2276

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.nfp.com/about-nfp/find-an-office/1901-roxborough-rd-suite-300-charlotte-nc/

Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive approach to improve student outcomes. Our unique software and approach will strengthen early alert, student care, and retention on your campus. Through Relational Retention engagement, our relationship-focused perspective, you will identify at-risk students, eliminate campus silos, increase student engagement, and enrich your culture of student success.

Contact: Bradon Owens

Phone: 800.704.6043 x304

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.pharosresources.com

Poyner Spruill provides a wide array of legal services to our education clients across the state. Our highly experienced education law team gives practical guidance on issues including compliance, Title IX, employment, student conduct, and immigration. We support our clients with our deep bench of employment, business, litigation, and construction attorneys. Our North Carolina roots allow us to offer advice specially tailored to our North Carolina IHE clients’ needs.

Contact: Grace Pennerat and Rachel Pender

Phone: Grace: 919.783.1153 Rachel: 919.713.3254

Fax: 919.783.1075

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Website: https://www.poynerspruill.com/for-businesses/education/higher-education/

Radeas was founded on the principles of establishing trust between patients and healthcare providers. Radeas services include clinical chemistry, toxicology, molecular diagnostics, SARS-CoV-2, and Influenza A/B testing. With unique methods, a highly specific approach, and next day results, Radeas aims to provide the best possible service to healthcare providers.

Contact: Mike Rapacz

Phone: 919.263.1150

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://radeas.com

SageView is an employee-owned and independent SEC-Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with over 270 employees located in more than 30 offices nationwide. Our firm provides unbiased retirement plan and wealth management consulting services to clients throughout the U.S.
We have been advising retirement plans, participants, and households since 1989. SageView serves over 1,900 retirement plans and 4,000 households totaling more than $150 billion (as of 6/30/22) in client assets. Our advisors each have extensive experience in the financial industry ranging from large scale retirement plans to high net worth households.

Contact: Nichole Labott

Phone: 804.840.6455

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://sageviewadvisory.com

Security Marketing Group is excited to partner with NCICU to serve the great colleges and universities in NC.  We provide innovative strategies around Student Loan Financial Planning, Long Term Care, Communication, and Specialty Rx for self-funded groups.  Our clients see positive outcomes on Staff & Faculty retention and improved financial, physical, and mental health for their team.  Our average forgiveness on student loans is $1M per 100 employees & average savings on Rx is $250 annually per employee.

Contact: Matt Knox

Phone: 919.460.4676 (o); 919.623.6288 (c)

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://SecurityMarketingGroup.com

SOMA Cyber offers information security and cyber security services specific to the needs of higher education institutions. We offer IT control testing that assesses both GLBA and NIST 800-171 requirements as well as internal and external penetration testing, and vulnerability scans. We also perform GLBA and PCI readiness assessments, social engineering assessments, information security policy support, risk assessments, cabinet and board information security training, and more.

Contact: Johnny Sanders

Phone: 270.883.2381

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://somacyber.com/

Founded in 1901, Southern Bank is a state-chartered commercial bank in North Carolina and Virginia. With approximately 60 locations across the eastern half of North Carolina and southeast Virginia, it is the largest community bank (assets below $10 billion) in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. From its inception in 1901 with $10,000 in total assets, Southern Bank now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc. With its corporate headquarters still located in downtown Mount Olive, North Carolina provides a broad range of financial services to businesses, individuals, professionals, agriculture and the medical community through a network of approximately 60 branch offices, mobile and online banking, treasury management services, wealth management and a broad ATM network in North Carolina and Virginia.

Contact: Drew M. Covert

Phone: 919.658.7065

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.southernbank.com

Helping secure the future for millions

TIAA was founded in 1918 to help teachers retire with dignity. That mission grew to include those in healthcare and more, creating reliable income for their futures while they work to make a difference today.  Our commitment to doing the right thing—for our customers, employees and communities—has never wavered, and is why today, we’re an industry leader in building financially sound futures.

Contact: Janet Lorden

Phone: 781.964.4183

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.tiaa.org

Transact Campus Inc. Transact Campus Inc. provides NCICU campuses with an enabling agreement (pre-negotiated master terms) and aggressive year-one discounts on hardware and software. Our varying solutions include a One Card system for a true cashless environment, access control and video surveillance, and attendance tracking at events. With our One Card solution, campuses offer an encrypted and highly secure mobile credential/ student ID that facilitates cardholder-present financial
transactions as well as maintaining high-security standards for physical access to facilities, residence halls, and student events. Our unified credential methodology includes using the ID card, mobile phone, and biometrics. Our company also provides diversified payment solutions through payment software for Tuition Billing, Payment Processing, Payment Plans, Refunds, and eCommerce Storefronts. These solutions leverage innovative technologies to improve the transaction experience for both students and higher education campus financial services teams. Over 65 percent of all NCICU campuses use Transact’s solutions.

Contact: Ginny Goss

Phone: 919-805-3535 office; 919-369-0234 cell

Email: mailto:[email protected]

Website: http://www.transactcampus.com

 Truist is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. Truist leads a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Charlotte NC, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. It operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally.

Contact: Jeff Stoddard

Phone: 919.381.3286

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.truist.com

USI Insurance Services serve over 500,000 clients meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk and retirement needs nationwide. We have more than 150 years of consulting and brokerage experience. At USI we work to Understand the specific needs of our clients, to provide an unparalleled local Service experience, and to Innovate with cutting edge solutions so our clients can continue to invest and grow.

USI Higher Education Team has over 35 Years of Experience working diligently with Universities & Colleges:

  • Dedicated analytics, underwriting, account management and compliance experts make up USI Student Insurance Division team.
  • USI has formed a dedicated higher education practice group focused on the challenges and nuances that can have an impact on institutions nationwide.
  • USI Student Insurance Division currently provides insurance coverage for over 50 Colleges, Universities, and State Systems throughout the United States.

Contact: Chris Spivey or Steve Crist

Phone: 984.255.1118 or 984.255.1102

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Website: http://www.usi.com

Validity empowers institutions to own their data verification processes in the most secure way without any additional human resource requirements. Our flagship product, the Validity Registry, enables stakeholders to instantly verify major, minor, and certificates earned directly from the Office of the Registrar’s website. Validity’s mission is to build great technology products that make a difference for people.

Contact: Michael Cutro

Phone: 847-902-0656

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://validity.id/

The Virtual Care Group (VCG) provides medical, mental, and psychiatric healthcare services to college campuses throughout the country. Board-certified physicians, licensed counselors, and board-certified psychiatrists support the needs of students, faculty, and staff at 100+ colleges and universities providing safe, affordable, private, and convenient healthcare. To learn more, visit www.thevirtualcaregroup.com

Contact: Emily Pettit, VP of Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 860.391.5611

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.thevirtualcaregroup.com/

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s multi-disciplinary Education Team has served institutions of higher education for 30+ years, helping them meet business, legal and regulatory challenges. We support the full range of legal needs in the education industry and are active with a number of organizations, including the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Colleges and University Personnel Association (CUPA) and the North Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section.

Contact: Beth Jones

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.womblebonddickinson.com/us/sectors/public-sector/education