AICUO Affiliate Members

Affiliate member businesses have been endorsed by at least one of our member institutions, affirming their best practices in business and service provision. Their applications are reviewed and must be approved to become a member. Affiliate members must secure annual endorsement by a member school to renew Affiliate member standing. To see special pricing discounts available to AICUO member institutions, please visit our collaborations and joint purchasing page.

Affiliate Members:

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Ad Astra is more than just a software and professional services company. We are a dedicated team on a mission to help transform the higher education industry. Our passion is helping colleges and universities effectively manage finite space and faculty resources. We create student-friendly schedules and accelerate student completions, resulting in improved retention and increased graduation rates. Simply put, we help institutions graduate more students, faster.



Adirondack Solutions is the worldwide leader in providing innovative software primarily for the college student life market. We offer oslutions for campus housing management, conference and event services, parking/vehicle registration, conduct management, and much more. Most of our staff have worked in higher education and we collaborate with our clients to deliver products and services that meet the needs of an ever-changing and dynamic field. Couple that with the best customer service in the industry, and you'll have a combination that can't lose. or more information, contact Jason Gross at 908-725-8869 ext. 217 or by email at


Air Force One

Air Force One Inc. is a Dublin-based commercial HVAC & facilities services provider specializing in preventive maintenance, energy conservation and total facility automation. From holistic, design-build projects to mechanical systems installations to proactive maintenance plans, Air Force One partners with clients to get and keep buildings performing at optimal levels. Allison Haas Marketing & Communications Manager:



As high education's largest provider of managed technology services, Apogee helps colleges and universities transition and excel in today's digital era. Its comprehensive Managed Campus Suite includes ResNet services that connect the campus to enhance learning outcomes, video that transforms the way students learn, and new digital engagement technologies that captivate students. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increases student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability. Find out why nine out of ten schools that choose to outsource ResNet and video choose to partner with Apogee at


BKD CPAs & Advisors higher education practice serves the various needs of more than 100 public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and we serve more private Ohio higher education clients than any other firm. Colleges and universities look to BKD for strategic solutions that demonstrate foresight, transparency and accountability. Our dedicated team of advisors works with schools of all shapes and sizes, offering audit, tax and consulting services, including financial sustainability support, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, forensics, investigation and litigation support.

Bricker & Eckler

Bricker & Eckler delivers highly personalized legal services. Our skilled attorneys regularly serve as general counsel to colleges and universities, effectively handling both common and unique legal challenges. In addition to having an entire practice group dedicated to education law, we also provide advice related to taxation, financing, employment and more.

California Casualty

Auto and home insurance from California Casualty is now available to employees of AICUO member institutions. California Casualty has been serving education professionals for nearly 70 years. This exclusive program - not available to the general public - offers special AICUO member rates, generous discounts, superior service and unique Higher Ed policy features. There is no cost to the member institution and implementation is easy.

Here are a few of the unique policy benefits that AICUO member institution employees can enjoy:

  • Deductible waived for vandalism or collision to your vehicle while parked at campus or at a school-sponsored event
  • $500 personal property coverage for any personal belongings stolen from your vehicle - whether it's locked or not!
  • Flexible payment plans, including Summer or Holiday Skip options
  • ID Defense protection - at no additional cost
  • Local Ohio representative dedicated to serve your college or university

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CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial services with the first - and only - comprehensive platform. More than 440 schools serving 3 million students boost enrollment, streamline efficiencies, and improve retention by using easy, mobile personalized SFS technology to simplify the student finance journey. Learn more at

Campus Management

Established in 1988 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Campus Management Corp. is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM, and ERP solutions and services. More than 1,100 institutions in over 30 countries partner with Campus Management to transform their academic delivery, student success, and operational efficiency. Campus Management is dedicated to helping client institutions drive student success and institutional effectiveness. Our solutions portfolio focuses exclusively on our higher education clients and their constituents. Learn more at


Carnegie Dartlet is the only communications firm that generates unprecedented human connection through psychometric marketing and team integration. We are leaders and innovators in higher education marketing, offering groundbreaking services in the areas of research, strategy, creative, digital, lead generation, and team building to create clarity and connection inside and outside of institutions.


Collegis Education is a strategic partner whose revenue-growth solutions help colleges and universities maximize their enrollment potential through data-rich, technology-enabled, marketing, engagement and retention services. In programs supported by Collegis Education solutions, partner institutions have realized average new-enrollment gains of 20% in just the first year of partnership. With more than two decades of experience in higher education, the Collegis team develops holistic, interconnected strategies that enable institutions to realize long-term growth in accord with their mission and values. Contact: Peter Moran |


Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas, renewable energy and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across the continental US. We provide integrated energy solutions that help customers strategically buy, manage and use their energy. Our customers, including two-thirds of the Fortune 100, rely on our commitment to innovation, reliability, transparency and service. Contact Blaire Miller at 855-836-2658 or visit here for more information.


Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is pioneering solutions to help higher education institutions realize the potential of the modern workforce. As the global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organizations.

Derck and Edson

Our mission at Derck & Edson is to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. Since 1940, we have been transforming campuses through our planning, design, and implementation services that meet the needs of colleges and universities including: feasibility studies, master planning, athletic facilities design, implementation services, engineering, GIS services, architectural services, site design, circulation solutions, construction observation, inventory and analysis, and identity enhancement.

Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative is an architecture, engineering, interiors, and graphic design firm located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our mission is to improve people's worlds. We do that by creating preople-first places that help our clients and their end users learn, live, work, heal, and play.

Embee Media

Embee Media is a full-service digital and traditional advertising agency located in the Short North district of Columbus. We develop and produce marketing strategies to communicate with your core demographic while advancing your brand to engage new audiences.


Energy Management Solutions, Inc. (EMS), is an independent provider of energy management services, uniquely qualified to help your company identify, prioritize, and implement strategies that will conserve energy, lower utility bills, and improve your bottom line. Our expert team of energy auditors, analysts, engineers, and specialists know how to optimize your energy usage. We work with businesses of all types and sizes in the United States and beyond, sharing proven energy-saving methods and tactics. We'll help you identify conservation opportunities, maximize utility rebates and grant programs, access free or low-cost energy auditing services, and even procure carbon credits. EMS is skilled at negotiating the best utility rates available so you don't pay more for energy than necessary. We also analyze and recommend alternative energy solutions to hedge against rising energy costs and market volatility. For more information please contact Kelly Rodgers or visit


Fastenal is a full-line industrial supplier, spanning across thirty product categories, including plumbing, tools, fasteners, electrical, and HVAC. The distribution of these products is supported by over 100 local Fastenal branch locations in Ohio alone and our network of twelve distribution centers, including one in Akron, Ohio. Listed in Forbes as one of the 100 Most Innovative Companies in the World, Fastenal has pioneered inventory management solutions via our Industrial Vending Technology and full storeroom management solutions. Fastenal has proudly partnered with AICUO to offer cooperative pricing and fantastic incentives to its member institutions across the Buckeye State. Backed by our branch network and higher education sales team, our goal is to help you reach your goals for facilities maintenance, inventory control, and supply chain management.


Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk is one of the largest national insurance brokers solely focused on protecting students in the higher education community, with student health, sports, special risk, and international insurance products and services for students, faculty and staff. We save clients time and money by effectively managing student programs.

Hahn Loeser

Hahn Loeser is a full-service law firm that, for 95 years, has provided sophisticated and creative counsel to Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held businesses, non-profit institutions, governmental entities and individuals. We have a dominant presence in Ohio, with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, and Akron, and a growing practice in Southwest Florida, with teams located in Naples and Fort Myers. We also have offices in Indianapolis, Indiana; San Diego, California; and Chicago, Illinois. Our firm routinely serves as regional and Ohio counsel on litigation and commercial transactions for a wide variety of matters, but the true scope of our practice is national.

Hahn Loeser has been recognized four times as a Go-To Law Firm for Top 500 Companies by American Lawyer Media (ALM), based on surveys of in-house counsel at the top 500 companies in the United States, for our commercial litigation and intellectual property practice areas. In 2014, Hahn Loeser was added to the BTI Client Service A-Team, which recognizes the U.S. law firms with the best customer service, as identified by corporate counsel. And for the past 12 years in a row, Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business ranked the firm in one or more of the following practice areas: commercial litigation, bankruptcy/restructuring, construction, and intellectual property.

Inside Track

InsideTrack is passionate about student success. Since 2001, we have been dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to create adaptive coaching solutions that generate measurable results. These solutions combine professional coaching, technology and data analytics to increase enrollment, completion, and career readiness. Join us and the leading institutions, foundations and others working to bring the transformative power of education to all individuals.


Jenzabar One is a unified, cloud-ready higher education platform that makes all of your services more personalized, more responsive, and more mobile-friendly. Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower student's success and helps higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. Over 1,350 higher education campuses harness Jenzabar solutions for improved performance across campus and a more personalized and connected experience for the student. For further information, contact Daniel DeNardy.



KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 24,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense. For more details, contact Rick Gersten.


Marsh McLennan

Founded in 1871, Marsh has provided thought leadership and innovation for clients and the insurance industry by introducing and promoting the concept and practice of client representation through brokerage, the discipline of risk management, the globalization of insurance and risk management services and many other innovative tools and service platforms, including industry specialization such as our Education Practice.

We combine consulting expertise with insurance placement tactics, providing a holistic solution for assessing risks, accessing proper, cost-effective insurance, and managing claims.




MJW is a leading supplier of print, promotions, signage and apparel to many college and university in the state of Ohio. No job is too small or too large for our dedicated and qualified staff to handle. We look forward to partnering with AICUO members and providing them extremely competitive prices and great service.


Oracle is leading the cloud. We empower higher education institutions with the most comprehensive solutions for college campuses today, including new and engaging cloud services for the entire student and employee lifecycle. Our unified approach to Student Cloud, HCM, and ERP applications provides an engaging student and faculty experience. Each intelligent app is based on the optimized and secure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and supported by an extensible cloud platform this is social, mobile, data-driven, and open for easy integration. Our mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, and unlock endless possibilities.


Provider of marketing solutions to help you promote your brand with staff, students, alumni and others connected with your institution. Our products include promotional items, t-shirts, embroidered apparel and print collateral. Our services include graphic and website design. Our philosophy is to provide creative solutions, responsive service and ensure that we are making a positive impact in the community.

Parkhurst Dining

Parkhurst Dining delivers authentic culinary experiences to private colleges and universities. We were founded in 1996 on the premise of choosing "imperfection over standardization" - hamburgers that are hand-pressed and not cooked from uniform frozen patties; soup that is prepared daily from fresh stock and not poured out of a can; or fresh-cut vegetables for your salad bar that are cleaned, peeled, sliced, diced, and chopped by hand - never shaken out of a bag. We've held fast to these colinary values and know that made-from-scratch food delivers greater student satisfaction and engagement leading to stronger financial outcomes for our clients. We are also known for our commitment to sustainable practices and local sourcing; our dedication to client partnerships and seamlessly integrating into your campus culture; our people-first approach to team management, training and development; and our investment back in the communities in which we live and work. To learn more, contact Suzie Lachut, Director of Partnership Development at


Working together with institutional leaders, faculty, and bookstores, Pearson's putting innovative digital delivery models in place that simplify getting students access to the materials they need from the very first day of class while improving overall affordability. Additionally, Pearson offers hybrid and online curriculum development services, online tutoring, data analytics and a rich library of engaging educational technology resources. To learn more about Pearson's student textbook affordability model contact Brian McGarry, Executive Director at


As a multidiscipline engineering, science, planning, and design-consulting firm, our breadth of services include civil/site design, construction services, design-build, geotechnical, environmental, energy and sustainability, landscape architecture, planning, MEP, structural, survey & geomatics, transportation, water resources, and wastewater. An employee-owned firm, Pennoni has received numerous awards for its work as well as its corporate culture, including national rankings by the Zweig Group and Engineering News-Record. Visit for more information.


Plante Moran serves as a trusted advisor to colleges, universities and foundations. We provide comprehensive assurance and tax services, and are the second largest single audit provider in the nation. More than a compliance firm, our independent consultants complement the expertise and capabilities of your in-house team. We will work with you and your board to anticipate challenges, manage risk, streamline operations, find opportunities for new funding sources, harness legacy costs, and leverage technology. Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms, and has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as on of the country's best places to work.Visit for more information.


Pragya System's mission is to help college students align their learning to careers and employer opportunities. Its unique AI powered architecture links academic programming, alumni pathways and labor market intelligence to guide students through holistic advising. Pragya is an IBM Watson and Emsi partner and collaborates with some of the world's best institutions including Kenyon College. It is led by experienced entrepreneurs and EdTech veterans and backed by tier-1 EdTech investors and advisors.


SafeColleges, a Vector Solutions brand, is a leading provider of award-winning compliance and safety solutions that help create safer and more inclusive colleges and universities around the world. Our online product portfolio, specifically designed for the higher education market, includes management solutions for employee and student compliance training, anonymous tip reporting, incident tracking, and SDS and chemical management. Vector Solutions is a leader in eLearnig and performance support, providing award-winning SaaS solutions. Its extensive online and mobile learning library offers nearly 8,000 courses written by over 250 subject matter experts and reaches over 7 million professionals worldwide. Visit for more information.

SAP Concur

For more than two decades, Concur, an SAP company, has taken institutions of all sizes and stages beyond automation to a completely connected spend management solution encompassing travel, expense, invoice, compliance and risk. Concur's higher education expertise and industry-leading innovation keep its customers a step ahead with time-saving tools, leading-edge technology and connected data, in a dynamic ecosystem of diverse partners and applications. User-friendly and ready to meet the specific needs of institutions' faculty and staff, Concur unlocks powerful insights that help institutions reduce complexity and see spending clearly, so they can manage it proactively. With funding challenges facing higher education today, spend management and agile expense and invoice makes perfect sense. Visit for more information.


At SAS, we believe that an analytics platform can orchestrate your journey from data to tangible results with the perfect balance between choice and control. SAS is a trusted partner and advisor with an enduring commitment to education and decades of domain expertise. More than 3,000 educational institutions rely on SAS to gain the fastest insights to ensure student success across the student life cycle. Affordable software and services to help solve your data, reporting and analytics problems - now and as your insitutional needs evolve. For more information, contact Dan Gould


ScholarBuys is a value-added reseller of software, hardware, and peripherals; ScholarBuys works exclusively in education. Our niche focus is Group Purchasing. ScholarBuys has a strong track record of maximizing the buying power of Independent College and University Associations with technology companies including; Microsoft, Adobe, DropBox, Lenovo, Symantec, and others. For more information, contact Bob Smith


With more than six decades of growth and experience in general contracting, design/build and construction management, Smoot Construction has created a legacy of excellence and a reputation for hard work and high standards. Now entering the third generation of family leadership, the Smoot Construction team is known for professionalism, quality of work and honesty - forging employee and client relationships that span decades. Higher education projects completed by Smoot Construction include: residence halls, parking structures, campus centers, football stadiums and athletic complexes. For more information please visit or email


Steptoe Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with core strengths in energy, labor & employment, litigation and transactional law, with special expertise for educational institutions in negotiation of terms of loans and refinancings.



Since the firm was founded in 1909, we have grown from four attorneys with offices on the third floor of a small office building in downtown Columbus, Ohio to a nationally recognized firm of approximately 375 attorneys with offices throughout Ohio and in Washington, D.C., Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During that period of tremendous expansion, our firm has created, cultivated, and celebrated a unique culture that is highly collegial, supportive, and inclusive, while at the same time unerringly focused on providing our clients with exceptional legal representation in compliance with the highest standards of professionalism. We believe that our culture has contributed mightily to our position as an acknowledged leader in diversity, to the honors that have been bestowed upon the firm and our attorneys, and to our continuing growth and success in the practice of law.