Strategic Partners

The APCU has established preferred relationships with a number of higher education service providers that have a proven track record of success in our sector. Most of our partners have been recommended to us by APCU member schools based on previous interactions. Others have been carefully vetted by APCU staff to ensure that they are a good fit for our members and willing to offer exclusive services and/or discounted pricing.

At Academic Innovators, our goal is to reimagine how higher education works by respecting campus culture, historic traditions, and the capacity of college and university campuses to adapt, change, and evolve. If a college faces a challenge, we work with the institution as thought partners to meet their challenge and turn it into an opportunity.

For more than four decades, Academic Search has been partnering with higher education institutions and associations to assemble the best teams possible. Our mission is to enhance institutional capacity by providing outstanding executive recruitment services, executive coaching, and transition support, in collaboration with our parent organization, the American Academic Leadership Institute.

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners with employers affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to provide a broad range of benefits programs, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, death and disability, and flexible spending accounts. We are committed to wholeness and mutual care, administering benefits to 65,000 individuals with professional expertise and compassion.

Since 2002, Dynamic Campus has enabled two- and four-year colleges and universities to thrive in an era of unprecedented disruption in the traditional higher education model. They do this by bringing the best practices, people, processes, and platforms together to solve your institution’s biggest challenges and take advantage of your greatest opportunities.

For over 50 years, EIIA has been protecting the promise of higher education by offering our members a sophisticated range of insurance and risk management services and advocating for them in the insurance marketplace. Search the insurance landscape and you won’t find another organization quite like EIIA. When it comes to serving the insurance and risk management needs of colleges and universities, it is without equal.

By taking the time to learn the needs of those we serve, Metz Culinary Management provides unsurpassed service that we believe exceeds the needs of everyone we serve. Variety. Nutrition. Value. Convenience. Expect a remarkable dining experience for students, faculty, staff, and guests from Metz.

With more than 30 years of experience in campus facilities management across the nation, National has risen to the top of its class because we not only take our job seriously, we also take your college seriously. Our staff of professionals partners with your current team and integrates with your community. We believe that if you take care of the customer, all else will fall into place.

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From concept to completion, Partners takes an idea and turns it into reality. We do it all—financing, strategic planning, design, construction, and more. We have honed our turnkey project development process over more than 45 years. Throughout our process, we manage every project detail and keep you updated every step of the way.

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation. Our industry experts, focused exclusively on the higher education sector, have helped hundreds of colleges and universities achieve their objectives.

PlatformQ Education is changing the world of enrollment management. We’ve evolved to become a leading software provider, offering colleges and universities a way to engage audiences in familiar and accessible channels, cultivating stronger relationships, and yielding better enrollment outcomes.

At Podium Education, we believe that all colleges should provide all students with a direct path to a great career. To that end, Podium partners with colleges and universities to deliver online programs that provide soft-skilled students with the in-demand hard skills that lead to great employment outcomes.

The Presbyterian Foundation is your partner in growing and managing your funds to support your educational institution for years to come. We can walk with you in the financial challenges you face, including guidance on property sales and how to boost legacy gifts. We have lots of experience—and we’d love to talk to you. Reach out to Glen Bell.

Very few law firms offer the breadth and scope of experience in higher education that is available through Steptoe & Johnson. In addition, Steptoe & Johnson offers highly specialized experience in areas of the law that are becoming increasingly important for colleges and universities, including Title IX and discrimination matters, employment and labor issues, intellectual property and copyright concerns, records and data security, and litigation.

TimelyMD is a telehealth company focused on keeping higher education populations healthy by providing access to 24/7 quality medical care and counseling. TimelyMD will develop a customized telehealth program that fits well into your current infrastructure, allowing you to remain in control of how healthcare is delivered.

The following service organizations have also made a commitment to the APCU to support the work of our members and to provide programs and services at discounted rates and/or with enhanced features.

The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. This initiative is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. and members’ dues.

Montreat Conference Center is one of three national conference centers affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), annually visited by over 35,000 people seeking physical and spiritual renewal in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. We also host non-profit and business groups looking for retreat opportunities in a peaceful, gracious setting.

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) serves as the only national organization solely focused on representing private, non-profit higher education on public policy issues in Washington, D.C. As one of the six major presidential higher education associations, NAICU’s institutional membership is comprised of presidents from accredited private, non-profit colleges and universities.

Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center is a center of excellence, cultivating spiritual growth, recreation, and learning in an inclusive environment of natural beauty, hospitality, and peace. We invite all to experience God through education, exploration, and inspiration.