Collaborative Business Programs

Virginia Private Colleges (CICV) works to coordinate and promote collaborative business initiatives on behalf of our member institutions that leverage the consumer strength of our membership. These programs are designed to provide value to our members through:

  • Attractive cost savings and improved business terms;
  • Enhanced quality of service;
  • Reduced duplicated effort to manage or procure; and/or
  • Exchange of information and best practices among peers and industry experts.

If you are interested in learning more about CICV’s collaborative business programs, please contact us.


Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time & Attendance


ADP is a leading provider of Human Capital Management services including payroll, time and attendance, and talent management. ADP and CICV have partnered to provide CICV members a consistent and enhanced experience with ADP. Services for CICV members include:

  • A dedicated implementation team for new clients
  • Professional Services Support designed to help clients optimize their investment
  • An Executive Relationship Manager to assist clients with support, training, and networking
  • A dedicated service team that is familiar with the ADP services used by CICV members

Stu Danforth, Vice President of Sales, Virginia
(804) 501-3943


Help Desk Services


BlackBeltHelp is a leading provider of help desk products and services supporting higher education. With over 200 clients globally, BlackBeltHelp provides a wide range of products and services to improve help desk administration and end user experience. BlackBeltHelp and CICV have partnered to offer consortium level pricing on BlackBeltHelp’s 24x7x365 IT and LMS help desk support to students, faculty, and staff.

Sean Miller
(844) 255-2358 x219

Blackboard Transact

One-card and Security Solutions


Blackboard Transact offers CICV campuses access and savings to support initiatives including ID card production, cashless commerce, electronic safety and security, and financial aid delivery.

Aggressive year-one discounts are in place for hardware and software for securing campuses and access control and video surveillance, giving campuses the convenience of a true cashless environment, facilitating the delivery of financial aid, and offering students a secure and easy way to make purchases on and off campus using just their ID card or future mobile credential.

Jared Marber
(404) 964-5564


Board Management Software


BoardEffect is a leading provider of board management software for higher education that drives efficiency, effectiveness and engagement, allowing truly easy management of board information while elevating organizational performance.

For new clients only, BoardEffect offers CICV members a discount on their first year of service.

Dottie Schindlinger
(215) 450-9383


Safety Related Communication App


LiveSafe is pioneering the world of social safety with collaborative software that empowers students, faculty, and staff to make themselves and their communities safer.

LiveSafe technology fosters effective safety-related communication via a campus safety app linked to a cloud-based command dashboard. The goal is for individuals to share information with friends and safety officials about sexual assault, mental health issues, and violence – preventing incidents before they occur. LiveSafe is growing quickly and is now used on campuses of all sizes, public and private, across 24 states.

Anne Cynamon
Director of Partnerships
(202) 421-9262




Property and Casualty Group Insurance

RCM&D is a privately owned and independent regional broker with a dedicated higher education practice. RCM&D offers significant savings and enhanced service to several of CICV’s member colleges for education-specific risk and safety coverage including property insurance, boiler and machinery, inland marine, commercial automobile, workers’ compensation, general liability, educators’ legal liability, excess liability, and professional liability. This program is only available to members of CICV and can only be accessed through RCM&D.

James Shewey
(804) 237-5912
(800) 934-8847 x1912

Student Health Insurance

Beginning with the 2018-2019 plan year, RCM&D will manage the CICV Student Health Insurance Plan. Student health insurance offers students an affordable option to purchasing from the Marketplace and flexible options for local healthcare solutions.

Tim Cummons
(410) 583-5452
(800) 346-4075 x1452


Campus Safety Training


Vector Solutions helps administer and manage faculty, staff, and student education and training through its Vector LMS, Higher Education platform (formerly, the SafeColleges Training System). Serving over 1,000 colleges and universities across the country, Vector Solutions is a leading provider of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive colleges and universities. is a leading online employee and student training system specifically designed for higher education. Their comprehensive library of 100 percent campus-focused courses is complemented by a state of the art compliance management system, making it easy to deliver and document training and policy acceptance across your entire college community.

Courses are written by leading campus safety experts, so you can trust the training is relevant and applicable to your employees and students. CICV member receive a significant discount on pricing.

Samantha Jones
Higher Education Sales Manager
(513) 783-2751

Staples Advantage

Office Supplies, Printing Services, Furniture, Facilities and more


CICV partnered with Staples Business Advantage to offer our members a custom and comprehensive office supply solution. This program provides our institutions the opportunity to reduce the cost of purchasing office supplies, take advantage of customer service enhancements, and realize improved efficiency relating to office supplies management.

Tim Doyle
Regional Sales Director, Business Development
(443) 801-4652

Software Licensing Agreements


CICV offers several software licensing agreement through our software reseller JourneyEd that provides member colleges and their students access to significantly discounted pricing on a variety of Microsoft and Adobe products.

  • Microsoft EES Agreement – The Microsoft EES Agreement combines the previous Microsoft Campus Agreement and Academic Select programs to provide CICV member institutions access to significantly discounted pricing on widely used Microsoft products, including product upgrades released during the term of the subscription. It also provides a comprehensive and easy means of ensuring Microsoft licensing compliance throughout the college or university campus.
  • Microsoft Student Select Agreement – This program allows anyone attending or working for a CICV member institution to receive exceptional pricing on Microsoft software purchases. A customized Web portal enables the transaction to be processed and shipped directly to the student or faculty member, freeing member colleges from complex administrative tasks while offering an important benefit to the campus community.
  • Adobe CLP Agreement — Our CLP Licensing Program allows CICV members to purchase licensed Adobe and (formerly) Macromedia products for campus computers, as needed, at significant savings. The Adobe Student CLP is like the Microsoft Student Select in that individual students, faculty or staff may purchase numerous Adobe products at substantial discounts.

Jason Watson
Account Manager
(800) 876-3507 x7111




Through a large group purchasing agreement offered by the Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association (MiCTA), CenturyLink is the current service provider for long distance network services. A telecommunications executive committee provides oversight and management of the agreement between CICV and CenturyLink and monitors vendor services, coordinates problem solving, and recommends changes to services and providers.

Eric Stith
Senior Global Relationship Manager
(804) 255-3682

OMNIA Partners

Emergency Alert Notification Systems


A significant number of CICV colleges implemented a common solution for providing emergency alert email/text notification capabilities on their campus. They individually selected the e2Campus application by Omnilert, LLC.

Kelsey White, Regional Manager, Higher Ed, Mid Atlantic
(615) 786-1146 / (704) 807-8595 cell

California Casualty

Auto and Home Insurance


California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance offers employees at CICV member institutions a unique voluntary employee benefit especially designed to serve higher education employees. To learn more about this member benefit, or to arrange participation in your fall benefits fair, please contact:

Debbie Harris
Assistant Vice President
(540) 894-4295

Scott McKenna
(804) 752-2658

Halogen Software

Strategic Talent Management


Halogen Software, a leading provider of Talent Management software, has partnered with the CICV to offer member colleges discounts on software, access to best practice white papers and case studies, and educational webinars. Halogen software is designed to address the specific needs of higher education institutions. Their web-based solution helps institutions efficiently coordinate and drive all of their talent initiatives including recruiting, job description management, goal alignment, performance reviews, and succession planning – all within a single system.

Karen Knox
Senior Sales Manager
(866) 270-8413


Online Safety Data Sheet Management


MSDSonline, a VelocityEHS solution, provides an online solution for your chemical and SDS management. The company has more than 14,000 users and the cloud-based tools help thousands of businesses across a variety of industries manage global hazard communication (HazCom) regulatory compliance requirements . They recognize that an educational community is a complex ecosystem to control from an environmental, health and safety perspective. This is particularly true for college and university campuses.

Matt Hoge
(312) 881-2180

Gates Flag & Banner Company

Flags, Flagpoles, Custom Flags and Banners, Athletic Banners


The Gates Flag & Banner Company, in operation since 1870, has been family owned for five generations and is SWaM-certified (Small, Women and Minority-Owned). Beginning as a manufacturer of wooden ladders and flagpoles in Brooklyn, NY, the company has transitioned away from ladders and now offers a full line of quality flags, made in the USA, including U.S., state, military, historic and patriotic. The company also offers both large and small flagpoles, as well as installation, delivery and service of in-ground flagpoles. In addition to flags and flagpoles, Gates specializes in indoor and outdoor custom flags and banners, as well as a variety of items such as table covers, runners, backdrop banners, retractable and pop-up banners. With its headquarters in Clifton, NJ, the company recently launched its second location in Lynchburg, VA. CICV members will receive a 10% discount on products from Gates Flag and Banner.

Dan and Anna Ebersold
Local Owners
(434) 433-0404