APCU Strategic Partnerships

The APCU is proud to partner with the following organizations to deliver increased value to our member institutions. Each one has made a strong commitment to support the work of the APCU, and each one has been carefully vetted to ensure that it provides appropriate solutions to meet the needs of APCU schools.


Building brands that stand apart takes thoughtfulness, insight, and guts. That's our calling and our promise. 5 Degrees Branding is a creative agency devoted to building strong brands in higher education. It's been our passion and privilege to work alongside great institutions over the last 20 years. Let us help you find your difference.

At Academic Innovators our goal is to re-imagine 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 


Academic Search is one of the nation’s oldest firms and has helped place hundreds of leaders at higher education institutions across the country and world. We're here to provide the highest level of search to our clients, and to assist in enriching the pipeline of potential leaders for higher education. 


Ashley | Rountree and Associates is committed to cultivating philanthropy and helping the communities we serve become a better place for all who live and work in them. Rather than create clients who are dependent on our expertise, we work to build each organization's capabilities from within. Our objective is to help each client develop the internal resources they require to reach present goals and to sustain future growth.


The Board of Pensions serves those who serve the Church. The Board administers medical, retirement, death and disability, and other benefits; it provides financial assistance and educational programs to support a ministry of wholeness and spiritual, health, financial, and vocational well-being. 


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.


The Institute for Humane Studies is the leading institute in higher education dedicated to championing classical liberal ideas and the scholars who advance them. Our vision is that higher education becomes a place where classical liberal ideas are regularly taught, discussed, challenged, and developed, and where free speech, intellectual diversity, and open inquiry flourish.


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


With more than thirty 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.


For more than 18 years, Nuventive has helped hundreds of higher education institutions improve personal and institutional performance. Their solutions support institutional performance management, strategic planning, academic and administrative outcomes assessment, program review, accreditation, and student success. 


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


The Presbyterian Foundation gathers, stewards and distributes funds for mission. We work hard to strengthen congregations and related mission and ministry efforts by developing gifts and managing funds on their behalf. We work with them to build communities of generosity among their members and constituents. And we provide all Presbyterians an avenue to realize their philanthropic goals through a variety of giving and investment options. 


Building on the Reformed tradition, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation seeks to glorify God by contributing to the spiritual and intellectual vitality of Christ's church. To that end, PPC publishes resources that advance religious scholarship, stimulate conversation about moral values, and inspire faithful living. 


Trek Advancement is a full-service consulting firm focused on helping our clients unlock the power of transformational philanthropy. We advocate a donor-centered approach that allows our nonprofit clients to practice philanthropy rather than fundraising, and to create opportunities to partner with donors to create win-win opportunities.


Independent colleges and universities are complex institutions that are important resources to the many constituents they serve. It is our mission at Yaffe & Company to strengthen governance in institutions of higher education by helping boards and their presidents evaluate complex business situations and drive timely solutions, all at an incredible value for your investment.


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. 


Community College Pathways is passionate about building meaningful and dynamic working partnerships between four-year institutions and community colleges. This collaborative effort encourages, facilitates, and supports community college transfer students through the creation of comprehensive pathways leading to the timely completion of their undergraduate degrees.


Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a Chicago-based international nonprofit organization building a global movement of young leaders committed to the ideal of religious pluralism. World leaders and the international community have taken notice of IFYC’s work, including President Barack Obama who appointed IFYC’s Eboo Patel to serve on his inaugural Faith Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The organization builds mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions and nonreligious philosophies by empowering them to work together to serve others.


Empowering villages. Restoring hope. With your help, Mission: Hope equips leaders and churches to bring about sustainable change in difficult to reach villages. Our model looks at a village as a whole, working with the local leaders and churches to distinguish their assets as well as their greatest challenges. Together we transform impoverished villages into sustainable ones.


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. 

    Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities
    Agnes Scott College, Box 1102
    141 E. College Avenue | Decatur, GA 30030
    470.443.1948  |