The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Joins The Coalition for College Cost Savings

June 17, 2014

Johns Island, SC – The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) welcomes The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) as a new member.  The Coalition is now comprised of 32 member organizations in 29 states that collectively serve more than 784 private colleges and nearly two million students across the United States.

WAICU has a strong history of providing collaborative programs to help Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges advance educational opportunity.  Since 2002, WAICU has organized and administered more than 40 cost-saving programs and “back office” administrative services for its members, including such complex and high-cost areas as employee benefits and technology infrastructure.  Membership in CCCS provides additional collaborative opportunities now and in the future.

“Membership in the Coalition for College Cost Savings provides value for all of our schools”, said Dr. Rolf Wegenke, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.  “The more choice we bring though our collaborative programs, the more our member schools can benefit”.

“We are pleased to welcome the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities as new members to the CCCS family”, said Harry Goldberg, President of the Coalition for College Cost Savings.  “The WAICU Collaborative Program can bring additional volume potential against Coalition contracts”.

About WAICU (www.waicu.org)

The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) was founded in 1961 and is recognized in state statutes as the official organization of Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit (or independent) colleges and universities and their 60,000 students. Each WAICU member is a nonprofit, fully accredited, degree-granting institution, but each is unique, with its own mission and culture. All are open to people of every race, religion, and economic circumstance. All are student-centered, offering small class sizes, individual attention from professors, opportunities for involvement and leadership, and generous financial aid that makes a private higher education affordable for all qualified students.

About CCCS (www.thecoalition.us)

The Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) was formally established in 2006 on the concept that collaboration among independent colleges and universities could yield greater strength in the purchasing marketplace, benefiting its member institutions, regardless of size, mission or location, with the lowest prices for purchased commodities and the highest value in performed services. The Coalition serves as a central point of contact for the creation of these supplier relationships, program implementation planning and execution and a repository of best practice information on process efficiency. The Coalition provides programs, materials and resources necessary to support the business operations needs of its member organizations and their member institutions.