Valued Partners Directory

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. Founded in 1976, the organization represents campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 19 countries. Our online Valued Partners Directory gives organizations the opportunity to showcase their connection to Christian higher education by providing detailed descriptions of relevant products and services with links directly to their website.

5 Degrees Branding

5 Degrees Branding is a creative brand-building agency specializing in enrollment marketing, institutional branding, and website development for independent colleges and seminaries. 5° has helped 15 CCCU institutions across the country grow and tell their unique stories in new and compelling ways via digital and print solutions.

More helpful resources from 5 Degrees Branding can be found here.

Lee Insko, Partner
Website | Email | 888-942-6608
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years

America’s Christian Credit Union

America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) is not just a bank, and not merely a credit union – we are a co-operative of believers pooling resources to support the greater body of Christ. ACCU provides financial solutions tailored to Christian: schools, universities, churches, ministries, health sharing organizations, and individuals that support a biblical worldview. Chances are if you work at, volunteer at, attended, or are a member of any of these organizations – anywhere in the country – you qualify for membership. Choose America’s Christian Credit Union and discover banking with a financial partner who understands your faith and moves you forward. We are stronger together.

Darren Thompson, VP for Corporate Services | Email
Evamarie Pisani, VP for Consumer Lending | Email
Website | 800-343-6328
Valued CCCU partner for 6 years

Ardeo Education Solutions

Ardeo is a mission-driven company that helps colleges increase enrollment by providing Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) that are smart for students and smart for institutions.

LRAPs are a compelling safety-net for students and provide a powerful promise: if income after graduation is modest, we’ll help repay your educational loans.

Roger Kieffer, Vice President of Client Service
Website | Email | 847-721-1251
Valued CCCU partner for 11 years

Asset Strategy Consultants

ASC has supported and serviced Higher-Ed for almost three decades. Whether it be traditional consulting, out-sourced CIO (OCIO), or advising on 403(b) Plans, we can help grow endowments/foundations and retirement plans using customized solutions and a depth of resources. ASC assists institutional clients in managing investment risk and achieving long-term investment goals. Headquartered in Maryland, ASC has three other offices along the East Coast.

India G. Suter, Director of Business Development
Website | Email | 410-528-8282, 1037
Valued CCCU partner for 2 years

BitLyft Cybersecurity

We help keep your organization safe by illuminating and eliminating cyber threats before they have time to harm you, your students, or staff. We do this by providing a platform that merges the best of people and software for unparalleled protection for your school. Overcome your cybersecurity challenges of finding talent and technology to protect your organization with BitLyft today. 
More helpful resources from BitLyft can be found here.
Website | Email | 517-220-0990
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years


C2AE is an architecture and engineering design firm with 55 years of experience in the education market. Our integrated, full-service design team collaborates with intention and thinks at the enterprise level—considering each project from the lens of our clients’ missional goals—to create transformative, holistic, and economical results.

Bonnie Hook, Senior Business Developer | Grand Rapids, MI | Email | (616) 272-2747
Sandra March, Business Development Director | Syracuse, NY | Email | (315) 317-5880
Valued CCCU partner for 6 years


CampusEDU is a new online platform designed to link CCCU Institutions and share state of the art online courses taught by CCCU traditional faculty. In the next 12 months, CampusEDU will be launching a Discovery Tool, Traditional Online Courses and a Degree Audit Tool designed to link CCCU institutions together to share courses.

Darren Campbell, CEO
Website | Email | 765-661-0542
Valued CCCU partner for 10 years


As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving higher education institutions and other nonprofits, CapinCrouse provides audit, accounting, tax, advisory, and cybersecurity services to help you achieve your mission. We’re here to support you with over 50 years of higher education expertise and a dedicated team of specialists.

Dan Campbell, Partner & Higher Education Services Director 

Website | Email | 505-50-CAPIN ext. 1452
Valued CCCU partner for 12 years

Christian Community Credit Union

Christian Community Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution where your money is at work building God’s Kingdom. We offer a full range of financial services for Christian universities, churches, ministries, and individuals. Dedicated to God-honoring service, we share your faith values and give back to missions and ministry projects worldwide. It’s our blessing to partner with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities with a grant to encourage collaboration among professors serving at the CCCU institutions and furthering Christian higher education. Whether you’re serving in ministry at an organization, your family, or community, we’re here to serve your banking needs so you can earn more, save more, and give more. Click here for personal financial education tools. Join Christian Community Credit Union today!

Suzee Ramirez, Relationship Development Officer III
Website | Email | 800-347-2228, 6249
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years

Creative Dining Services

Creative Dining dares to design personalized dining programs that express your unique academic culture and college brand while giving you an advantage to effectively recruit and retain college students. While each of our college dining programs is unique, our Creative Dining Teams at 70+ accounts within 13 states all share the same belief that success happens with financial transparency (no invoice padding), integrity (doing what we say we will do), heightened oversight (our directors oversee fewer accounts so you get more attention), and culinary innovation (no static menus). Named in the Top 8 hospitality companies on the move, Creative Dining relentlessly pursues and is committed to our mission: to be the most trustworthy, flexible, and attentive hospitality partner. That’s the backbone of being Creative. For over 30 years, Creative has and will continue to conduct our business according to Christian values and principles.
Jim Eickhoff, President & CEO | Email
Josh Ferguson, Director of Business Development, Great Lakes Region | Email 
Website | 616-748-1700
Valued CCCU Partner for 9 years

Design Group International

Design Group International is a Community of Practice, consultants who live by the values of listening, helping and learning. We are relational in our work, helping CCCU leaders and their teams through executive coaching, strategic and scenario planning, program and market assessments, and campaign counsel. We help you clarify complex issues and challenges, refine your vision and strategy, and focus your leadership on the things that matter most – advancing the mission and work of your institution. 

DGI: Helping organizations and their leaders transform for a vibrant future.
More helpful resources from Design Group International can be found here.
Dr. Ron Mahurin, Senior Design Consultant
Website | Email | 202-740-6344
Valued CCCU Partner for 3 years


enrollmentFUEL has experienced strong growth since being founded in 2014 by enrollment marketing veteran, Mike Wesner. Proprietary products such as microSEARCH™, a cost-effective Student Search campaign that leverages many new digital solutions, IP targeting techniques, and matchBACK™ analytics, have combined to position enrollmentFUEL as a transformation leader in the ever-changing Student Search landscape.

Jay Fedje, Vice President of Client Services
Website | Email | 919-228-8122
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years

Enrollment Marketing

EM a Liaison company is a unique combination of software and services, built exclusively for higher education, allowing you to quickly and effortlessly create automated campaigns that drive prospects to engage with your institution or program.

Julie Chavez, Senior Manager - Demand Generation
Website | Email |
New CCCU Partner in 2021!

FaithSearch Partners

FaithSearch Partners is the only retained executive search firm in the U.S. focusing exclusively on serving the complete spectrum of the faith-community, with a significant focus on Christian colleges and universities. Its consultants have experience in higher education leadership and governance, enabling a better understanding of the unique aspects of an academic search engagement.

Ed Fry, President

Website | Email |713.304.6870
New CCCU Partner in 2021!

The Fund Raising School

From the neighborhood nonprofit to NGOs around the world, with a wide range of charitable organizations in between, The Fund Raising School is a well-regarded and trustworthy source of fundraising training – grounded in relevant research and proven best practice. Nearly five decades of results speak for themselves. Our alumni meet or exceed their fundraising goals at rates higher than the national average.

More helpful resources from The Fund Raising School can be found here

Susanna Sandifer, Course Specialist
Website | Email 
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years

Gonser Gerber

Gonser Gerber LLP, founded in 1950 as the nation’s first comprehensive advancement consulting firm, provides clients with individually-crafted consulting relationships. Over 800 organizations have been served, many of whom are faith-based. These relationships result in innovative solutions, improved philanthropic performance, and goals achieved. Services include: advancement counsel; campaign readiness studies; campaign counsel; advancement program and foundation audits; executive search; strategic planning; Gonser Gerber Institute programs; and leadership development.

More helpful resources from Gonser Gerber LLP can be found here.

Jennifer Spuehler, Executive Director, Gonser Gerber Institute and Search
Website | Email | 630.505.1433
Valued CCCU partner for 5 years

Graystone Consulting

At Graystone Consulting, we care deeply about the work we do. At the heart of our business model is a determination to align your investment goals with your faith based mission, using a disciplined process to determine the most appropriate investment path for your endowment/foundation.  We believe higher education institutions can invest with purpose while seeking to achieve market-rate returns.  We would appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
George Cook, Institutional Consulting Director
Website | Email | 847-382-6608
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years

Inroads Analytics

Inroads Analytics shares your passion for advancing Christian higher education. Our desire is to empower your frontline admissions and marketing to recruit, enroll and retain best-fit students. We bring together a dynamic combination of data strategy, accessible predictive analytics, and academic sales development. These form the foundation for building effective, data-informed teams that consistently translate insights into enrollment wins. Whether you are large or small, our partnership goes well beyond software and services to steward your institution through every challenge.

Gerald Stanley, President & CEO
Website | Email | 317-348-4606
Valued CCCU partner for 2 years


InterLearn is a higher education consulting company focused on developing curriculum for online programs. Our goal is to design programs and offer services that support your growth and help you accomplish your mission in the areas of curriculum design, student recruiting, accreditation, financial aid, and staff and faculty search.

Dr. Joshua T. Fischer, President
Website | Email | 918-895-1185 
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years


JobfitMatters is a Christian executive search firm serving CCCU member institutions for over 25 years in presidential and cabinet-level searches.  Our proprietary process for understanding giftedness and fit has led to flourishing and longevity in the 100+ education searches we have completed.

More helpful resources from JobfitMatters can be found here.

Laura Coverstone | Email
Ed Poff | Email
Website | 615-261-4623
Valued CCCU partner for 6 years

Keel Point

Keel Point serves institutions by providing customized investment services. We view each client relationship as a partnership, driven by communication and shared commitment to your mission, vision, values and goals. We are committed to maintaining our boutique culture, where proactive “high touch” customized client service is a priority. We would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your institution. 

More helpful resources from Keel Point can be found here.

Kate Cavin, Junior Portfolio Manager
WebsiteEmail | (703) 226-2129
New CCCU Partner in 2021!


Lathrop GPM is a full-service, Am Law 200 law firm with nearly 400 attorneys from coast to coast. Our team specializes in assisting colleges and universities, including private non-profit and faith-based institutions, comply with higher education laws and with legal needs related to employment, student affairs, institutional governance, and more. trainED – a nationally recognized provider of higher education training and compliance services – is an outgrowth and extension of Lathrop GPM’s higher education law practice. Through trainED, our attorneys provide trauma-informed web-based and live trainings for students, faculty, and staff that satisfy Title IX and VAWA compliance and training obligations. 

Kathryn Nash, Partner, Lathrop GPM 
Co-Founder, trainED
WebsiteEmail | 612.632.3273
Valued CCCU Partner for 7 years

Messiah University Graduate Programs

Are you ready to advance your career with a graduate degree or certificate? Messiah University graduate programs provide academic rigor and excellence through a convenient and flexible mix of learning options. Our nine programs include nine master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. The coursework for most graduate programs is conducted primarily online, with some being fully online and others being fully residential. As an employee or graduate from a CCCU-affiliated school students will receive a 10% discount for specific programs.

More helpful resources from Messiah University Graduate Programs can be found here.

Tara Mullin, Graduate Enrollment Counselor
WebsiteEmail | 717-796-5061
Founding member since 1976

Metz Culinary Management

Metz Culinary Management is a privately owned, family-driven company that works closely with you to understand the culture of your school.  Because of our restaurant background Metz is ahead of campus dining trends and we will customize a healthy, farm-fresh dining program that will enhance the student experience and positively contribute to recruiting and retention.

John E. Geronimo, Vice President Sales
WebsiteEmail | (724) 312-6758
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years

National Management Resources

National Management Resources Corporation was founded in 1978. National provides services exclusively to private institutions of higher learning. 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. National helps make colleges and universities look picture perfect all of the time.

Barron Wood, Director of Business Development
Website | Email | 678-232-8716
Valued CCCU partner for 13 years


Othot a Liaison company is the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions across the United States. Our SaaS-based software platform uniquely incorporates superior data science, critical data sets, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and a user-friendly dashboard into one comprehensive, cost-effective solution that improves college enrollment, student retention rates, and persistence in higher education.

Julie Chavez, Senior Manager, Demand Generation
Website | Email
New CCCU Partner in 2021!

Paskill Stapleton & Lord

A premier higher education enrollment marketing agency, Paskill Stapleton & Lord is recognized for: brand strategy and creative; website solutions; digital and traditional advertising; video and motion content; market research; and live experience events. Since 1986, PS&L has led hundreds of colleges and universities to better enrollments and stronger brands.

More helpful resources from Paskill Stapleton & Lord can be found here.

Janet Sieff, Business Development Manager
Website | Email | (412) 904-3133
Valued CCCU partner for 11 years


Paymerang’s award-winning electronic payables solution provides a simple, secure and profitable way to pay your vendors-saving clients hundreds of hours each year and reducing the risk of payment fraud. Paymerang processes billions in payments annually for clients from coast to coast in all verticals and includes over 200,000 suppliers who receive payments electronically.

More helpful resources from Paymerang can be found here.

Brian Cook, Senior Vice President
Website | Email | 804-317-9229
Valued CCCU partner for 2 years

Pharos Resources

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. Our relationship-focused perspective allows you to identify at-risk students, eliminate campus silos, increase student engagement, and enrich your culture of student success.

More helpful resources from Pharos Resources can be found here.

Matt Boisvert, President
Website | Email | 325-370-7190
Valued CCCU partner for 12 years

PHRP Online Training

PHRP Online Training is a certification course meeting Federal requirements for those involved in human subjects research. It is available in multiple languages and offers a variety of CE credits.  We count a number of CCCU institutions among our subscribers. Contact us about our flexible and affordable group subscription plans.
Learn more about PHRP Online Training for institutions and individuals.


Trish Harsh, Institutional Sales Consultant 
Website | Email | 717-963-2910 (option 1)
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years

Pioneer College Caterers

Pioneer College Caterers has been serving faith-based colleges, universities and seminaries exclusively since 1973. We serve 44 partners in 21 states, nationwide. With an unyielding commitment to relationships founded on integrity, trust, and a shared mission, we are honored 23 of our partners are CCCU members. For more information, please contact:

John Pierce, President
Website | Email | 888-432-3466
Valued CCCU partner for 26 years


Many colleges and universities believe they have achieved quality through accreditation. Progressus Education Services helps organizations achieve quality beyond accreditation through its 3-D Quality model which leads to growth and mission accomplishment. Progressus also offers quality management programming for your staff and students.

More helpful resources from Progressus can be found here.

Dr. Joshua T. Fischer, President
Website | Email | 918-895-1185
Valued CCCU partner for 4 years

Remodel Health

Remodel Health is health benefits software for employers that helps save money and care better for employees. $24+ million have been regained back into these organizations by switching from old group plans into new individual benefits. Explore your full spectrum of options and learn how to rethink employee health benefits.

More helpful resources from Remodel Health can be found here.

John Staub, Health Benefits Consultant
Website | Email | 317-224-4267
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years

Ruffalo Noel Levitz

We’re Here to Make Colleges, Universities, and Nonprofits Successful and Vibrant Through Inspired and Relevant Engagement.
For more than 40 years, colleges and nonprofit organizations have turned to Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. Our mission is to make colleges, universities, and nonprofits successful and vibrant with inspired and relevant engagement with our team of experts.

Robert F. Heil, Chief Business Development Officer
Website | Email | 800-876-1117
Valued CCCU partner for 23 years


At Slingshot, the baseline is: every single student, every single course material, by the first day of class, at an affordable price. Slingshot offers Equitable Access course material delivery models, and complimentary services to help institutions operate a campus store, mailroom, or print operation. Whether institutions need software or people resources, they can tailor the solution to meet campus needs. Slingshot has offices and warehouses in Central Indiana and Las Vegas, NV. Learn more at Slingshot was formerly Tree of Life Bookstores.

Stephanie Rager, Vice President, Sales
Website | Email | 574-549-2008
Valued CCCU partner for 10 years

Sovereign Insurance

As the Program Administrator for the CCCU Property & Liability Insurance Consortium, Sovereign is proud to help benefit Christian higher education by purchasing insurance together.  Since inception in 2019 the Consortium has helped save CCCU members nearly $1M off their insurance costs while increasing liability protection by an average of $20M.

More helpful resources from Sovereign Insurance can be found here.

Jeff Dromeshauser & Matt Hayes,
Partners at Sovereign & Program Administrators
Website | Email | 484-654-3392
Valued CCCU partner for 5 years


TargetX, a Liaison company, delivers scalable technology to help higher ed professionals across the world focus on what matters most — their students. Our CRM solutions are specifically designed to support the higher ed industry because we understand the challenges that institutions face on a daily basis.

Julie Chavez, Senior Manager, Demand Generation
Website | Email
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years

TEL Education

TEL Education is a non-profit organization focused on equitable access to high-quality, affordable learning. TEL offers its library of general education courses to high schools, colleges and universities, and homeschool parents and organizations. To support affordable life-learning, TEL also maintains a free reference library and offers low-cost certificate courses.

More helpful resources from TEL Education can be found here.

Russ Pickett, Director of Sales
Website | Email | 866 714-9907
Valued Partner for 5 years

Thrivent Credit Union

More than 50,000 people across the nation have the tools and resources to save more, spend less and give back thanks to Thrivent Credit Union. With competitive rates, personalized service and purpose-based guidance, you can feel confident with your finances. 

Wally Boudet, Director of Business Development
Nancy Harvey, Director of Business Development
Website | Email | 504-912-7042
Valued Partner for 4 years


TimelyMD is a convenient and cost-effective way for students to receive medical and mental health support for common conditions that can be safely and accurately diagnosed and treated online. TimelyMD allows students to access a doctor or mental health provider 24/7/365 anywhere in the United States via a short and secure video or phone visit.

Pete Blaisdell, Senior VP, University Health
Website | Email | 817-929-3790
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years

Total Advancement Solutions, a division of Generis Partners

With decades of experience raising millions of dollars for CCCU schools, our team of “Kingdom-first” advancement professionals will come alongside you to provide data-informed, innovative, flexible strategies. Let us help you with interim advancement leadership, campaigns, and annual giving, because there’s never been a better time to have outside counsel.

R. Mark Dillon, PhD, Executive Vice President
Website | Email | 800-233-0561
Valued CCCU partner for 1 year


Vanderbloemen is an executive search firm that serves teams with a greater purpose by aligning their people solutions for growth: hiring, compensation, succession, and culture. Through its retained executive search and consulting services, Vanderbloemen serves churches, schools, nonprofits, family offices, and values-based businesses in the United States and internationally in hiring and succession planning.

More helpful resources from Vanderbloemen can be found here.

Brian Jensen, Executive Search Consultant
Website | Email | 713-300-9665
Valued CCCU partner for 3 years


VOMO is the leading volunteer management platform that provides organizations with the tools needed to initiate projects, connect to community causes, and to measure and amplify the impact of their volunteer efforts. VOMO eliminates the hassle of coordinating a volunteer program with features including social media integration, at-a-glance analytics, and complete setup guidance from a dedicated VOMO Concierge. The platform is uniquely built with organizers and volunteers in mind, powering efficient and meaningful collaboration between students, alumni, staff, and their community. All CCCU members receive an exclusive benefit of waived setup fees, up to $2,000.

More helpful resources from VOMO can be found here.

Katrina Jackson, Account Executive 
Website | Email | 469-591-1633 

New CCCU partner in 2021!


XLerant provides budgeting, forecasting and reporting solutions designed to make a complex process accessible for finance teams and budget managers alike. With more than 85 higher education customers, XLerant serves small to mid-size institutions who value collaborative environments as an effective way to engage faculty and staff. Learn more:

More helpful resources from XLerant can be found here.

Joanne E. Brunn, Chief Executive Officer
Website | Email | 203-883-4380
Valued CCCU partner for 5 years

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