Corporate Sponsor Program

The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) has introduced a new Corporate Sponsor program that will help the 29 CICV member colleges connect with those businesses that provide goods and services to the higher education community in Virginia.

Benefits of being a CICV Corporate Sponsor are:
  • Exposure to CICV member schools through this listing
  • Listing in CICV's conference publications
  • Recognition in CICV's Annual Report
To become a CICV Corporate Sponsor, a company must:
  • Apply and be approved by CICV's president
  • Provide a current client reference. This could be a CICV member college, a college or consortium in another state, or a local business
  • Be committed to supporting independent higher education in Virginia
For complete information about becoming a CICV Corporate Sponsor, please contact Jan Smyth at or call (540)586-0606.

CICV Colleges and Universities are encouraged to contact these businesses when there is a need for the products and services they provide. Each Corporate Sponsor can be located below along with a short description of their products, services, contact information and website.

Corporate Sponsors
Check back often as this list grows in the coming weeks!

AffinityLTC, LLC (website)
Insurance & Benefits

AffinityLTC, LLC specializes in the marketing and administration of association-sponsored Long-Term Care Insurance. AffinityLTC is recognized as one of the top firms in the LTC marketplace. Currently endorsed by the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) as an exclusive provider for LTCI to its member associations and more than 767 institutions of private higher learning.

Michael S. VanGavree, President & CEO
(717) 737-3060 x300
(877) 777-3512 x300

Akadémos (website)
Student Services

Akademos provides customized, full-service online bookstore solutions, services and products supporting on-campus shops. The company delivers cost savings on course materials for students while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the textbook delivery process. Akademos offers an innovative textbook marketplace, best-in-class eCommerce platform, eLearning solutions, and a unique adoption and analytics portal. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service makes Akademos the choice of leading institutions throughout the country.

Andy Watts, Director of Business Development
(404) 538-3539

BCWH (website)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Campus Planning

BCWH Architects provides full-service architectural, campus planning, interior design, and landscape architecture services in a practice committed to creating enriching and inspiring places with and for our clients. The firm has a 27- year legacy of service to educational institutions with a focus on independent colleges and universities. Our vision is to collaborate closely with our clients to enhance the campus environment as a holistic place for learning.

The Van Yahres Studio of BCWH Architects offers national expertise specializing in campus planning and has completed more than 700 campus projects. We believe the rational organization of buildings and outdoor spaces is an integral part of the learning environment. BCWH Architects with the Van Yahres Studio offers a comprehensive experience in campus planning and design.

Charles Piper, Principal
(804) 788-4774

Blue Ridge Architects (website)
Architecture, Campus Master Planning

Founded in 2004, Blue Ridge Architects is a community-focused architecture firm with uncommonly high attention to design and client service. Our rapidly-growing, full-service firm understands that well-designed buildings contribute to the health and happiness of the people who work, live and learn in them and our reputation for delivering just that has spread via happy clients. The experienced 16-person team at Blue Ridge Architects provides comprehensive services in architectural design, master planning, preservation and sustainable design. Blue Ridge Architects is part of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council and have two LEED-certified members on staff.

Randy Seitz, President
(540) 437-1228

CDW-G (website)
Information Technology

CDW-G is a national leading IT solutions provider in the US and Canada. With a team dedicated to Higher Education to better understand the needs of our institutions, your end users should be confident that they will have the support needed to navigate the over 1,000 manufacturers and 100,000 products within the CDW portfolio.

Rob Corder, Regional Manager - Virginia
(877) 465-3212

McGuireWoods LLP (website)
Legal Services

MGuireWoods has one of the largest and most accomplished education teams of any full-service law firm in the nation. The team is composed of more than 70 lawyers located in 13 offices and represents more than 100 higher education institutions and their affiliated entities. We represent our clients on a broad array of matters, including corporate governance, student and data privacy, tax-exempt financing, athletic conference affiliation, development and enforcement of student policies (such as Honor Codes), appeals of tenure denial or revocation, and student sexual misconduct. As a firm, McGuireWoods has more than 900 lawyers in 20 offices, and our lawyers and staff speak 35 languages. We cross borders, practices and industries in the U.S., UK, Belgium and around the world, collaborating with colleagues and managing resources in 128 countries.

Gilbert E. Schill, Partner
(804) 775-4345

Millennium Advisory Services, Inc. (website)
403(b) Consulting Services

Millennium Advisory Services is a registered investment advisory firm that provides 403(b) services for institutions of higher education throughout the southeast. Our offerings include plan level communication and education services as well as fiduciary advice and asset management services for plan participants. Millennium works with plan level fiduciary partners to offer a turn-key solution, known as "403(b) Complete" designed to help 403(b) plan sponsors meet their fiduciary obligations on both the plan level and the participant level.

Paul B. Hunt, President
(804) 346-1040
(877) 435-2489

SageView Advisory Group (website)
Retirement Plan Consulting, Financial Services, Insurance & Benefits

SageView is an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm that's focus is providing retirement plan consulting and investment advisory services. Our goal is to innovate, inspire and navigate the fiduciary responsibilities for higher education organizations that want to deliver solutions for their most valued commodity, their employees.

Nichole Labott, Retirement Plan Consultant
(804) 523-1681

Schneider Electric (website)
Energy and Sustainability Services

Schneider Electric is a leading provider of energy and sustainability solutions that deliver measurable results to customers through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "make the most of their energy."

Barry Wilhelm, Team Leader
(540) 798-3220

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