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 18 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.

Lee Insko, Partner
Website | Email | 888-942-6608
Valued CCCU partner for 3 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 10 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

CampusEDU

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

CapinCrouse

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 45 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 10 years

Christian Community Credit Union

At Christian Community Credit Union, faith and finances go hand in hand. We help you and your students save more, earn more so you can give more. Enjoy 24/7 account access and shared branches nationwide. Get God-honoring banking where your money helps advance God’s Kingdom.

Suzee Ramirez, Relationship Development Officer III
Website | Email | 800-347-2228, 6249
Valued CCCU partner for 2 years

Computer Comforts

Since 1987, Computer Comforts, Inc. has built a reputation for manufacturing innovative computer furniture and providing exceptional customer service.  Now evolved into a turnkey educational furniture manufacturer, Computer Comforts has helped 10 of the CCCU Institutions outfit a variety of different learning environments on their campuses. We are also leading the way in furniture designs for emerging teaching methods, such as Active Learning, SCALE-UP, Flipped Classrooms and Collaborative.

Samantha Halili, Sales Support & Marketing
Website | Email | 281-535-2288
Valued CCCU partner for 2 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
Valerie VanderBerg, Director of Business Development | Email
Website | 616-748-1700
Valued CCCU Partner for 8 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.
 
Dr. Ron Mahurin, Senior Design Consultant
Website | Email | 202-740-6344
Valued CCCU Partner for 2 years

enrollmentFUEL

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

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. 

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.

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 2 years

Inroads Analytics

We share a passion for preserving Christian education in a shifting higher ed landscape. Our mission is to empower your frontline enrollment team to meet their established goals and the institution's revenue needs. We offer accessible predictive modeling tools for recruiting and retention that provide clear guidance to drive their daily workflow. The analytics inform your marketing and tuition discounting, saving time and dollars as you efficiently traverse a dynamic prospect pool. 

Gerald Stanley, President & CEO
Website | Email | 317-348-4606
New CCCU partner in 2020! 

InterLearn

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 3 years

JobfitMatters

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.

Laura Coverstone | Email
Ed Poff | Email
Website | 615-261-4623
Valued CCCU partner for 5 years

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 12 years

Paymerang

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.

Brian Cook, Senior Vice President
Website | Email | 804-317-9229
Valued CCCU partner for 1 year

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.

Matt Boisvert, President
Website | Email | 325-370-7190
Valued CCCU partner for 11 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 three languages and offers a variety of CE credits. New for 2020-21 is our curriculum guide for faculty who use PHRP in teaching.  We count a number of CCCU institutions among our subscribers. Contact us about our flexible and affordable group subscription plans. 

Trish Harsh, Institutional Sales Consultant 
Website | Email | 717-963-2910 (option 1)
Valued CCCU partner for 2 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 20 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

Progressus

Progressus Education Services offers training and curriculum for your students in the area of quality management. Progressus also provides quality management training and application services to support accreditation and achieve quality institutional improvements and sustainable growth.  Progressus is a higher education affiliate partner of the Quality Management Institute. 

Dr. Joshua T. Fischer, President
Website | Email | 918-895-1185
Valued CCCU partner for 3 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.

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

Revelations in Business© Seminar: Connecting Your Business Plan with God’s Purpose and Plan for Your Life

This interactive, engaging program, delivered onsite and virtually, is designed for Students, Faculty, and Staff. It includes Biblical Principles, Practical Tools, and Real-Life Examples for achieving your spiritual goals in cadence with your professional objectives.

“Shelette Stewart is not only a respected business leader, she is a committed Christian with a servant’s heart for helping others succeed.”

- Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A

Dr. K. Shelette Stewart, Instructor and Author 
Website | Email | 214-636-1240 
Valued CCCU partner for 2 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.

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

Stewart Consulting, LLC

Stewart Consulting, LLC takes a Christian worldview approach to developing strategic plans and programs for higher ed institutions, including many CCCU members, to help them pivot and thrive during unprecedented times. Dr. K. Shelette Stewart is a Harvard University graduate and Fulbright Specialist with over 20 years of leadership experience with prominent organizations including Harvard Business School.

Dr. K. Shelette Stewart, Founder & Principal
Website | Email | 214-636-1240 
Valued CCCU partner for 2 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

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

Tree of Life

For years, Tree of Life has been offering its Textbook Butler service. Textbook Butler is a subscription-based program that provides students all their course materials, by the first day of class, at an affordable price. Materials can be physical or digital; with on campus or ship to home delivery options.

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

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