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The MCCA Board of Directors' Summer Workshop is the annual conference attended by the Presidents, Trustees and administrative officials from all of Michigan's community colleges. In 2016 our conference will be on historic and beautiful Mackinac Island July 28 & 29, 2016. Additional information requests about sponsorship can be submitted to Kathy Taskey at

Sponsorship Opportunities

By becoming a sponsor, your organization can become more informed about emerging trends affecting community colleges, and gain a better understanding of community college goals and needs. In addition, the program offers opportunity for organizations to explore ways in which they can become beneficial partners with MCCA member institutions.

The MCCA Corporate Sponsorship program is an effective way to support the community college mission in Michigan. The MCCA is your link to this vital and growing segment of higher education.

The MCCA Board of Directors’ Summer Workshop is the annual conference attended by the Presidents, Trustees and administrative officials from all of Michigan’s community colleges.



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MCCA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2016 Summer Conference:

Ballard Benefit Works, Inc. is an employee benefit consulting and solutions company servicing employers of all sizes and industries throughout Michigan, the Midwest and across the country with over 40 years of combined industry experience. Ballard has been a forward-thinking and dedicated solutions partner for our clients by uncovering or developing strategies and solutions to the most common and the most complex health care and employee benefit issues.

BBW is a boutique middle market agency serving clients from 50 to over 17,000 lives with a combined annual health care spend of over $30 Million and is locally owned and head quartered in downtown Howell, MI at the historic McPherson Mansion.

BBW is a solutions partner to the MCCA developing strategic solutions for the community college market. BBW has extensive experience and background servicing the community college needs in the area of employee benefits and health care finance.

For more than 50 years, Plante Moran has been serving the specialized needs of the higher education community, providing audit and accounting services, as well as consulting on finance, operations, technology, employee benefits, forensics, facilities planning, and construction management. Clients include private colleges, community colleges, universities, and related foundations with budgets ranging from $10 million to $2 billion. Because of the diverse client base, they consistently monitor actions at the federal, state, and local levels to stay on top of regulations, legislation, economic conditions, and trends that impact the higher education market. They then help clients anticipate challenges, take advantage of opportunities, improve operations, and plan for the future.

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Founded in 1922, Walsh College is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college. It offers 20 undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. One of the region’s largest business schools and one of Michigan’s top three graduate business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.

Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation, and other fields. The faculty integrates theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. It includes four Fulbright Scholars, the most of any business school in the state of Michigan. There are about 27,000 alumni, most of whom live or work in Michigan.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ( accredits specific degree programs.

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Rockford Construction is a privately-owned, innovative construction services provider with significant experience serving the education market. Rockford has the privilege of being a Michigan-based construction manager with a strong national reputation. We are ranked the #1 contractor in West Michigan and support projects through the strength of our relationships with local and national subcontractors, architects, engineers, and supply chain partners. Through the use of leading edge technologies, defined processes, and business practices, we are able to deliver construction services that foster an environment of collaboration, reduce risk, and produce successful outcomes for all stakeholders.

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A progressive, forward-thinking architectural and engineering design firm with more than three decades of success providing multi-disciplinary services to clients. Located in Lansing, MI, Bergmann has 12 U.S. offices and 414 professional and technical staff featuring talented architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, landscape architects, programmers, developers, surveyors and 3D design specialists. Our client list spans higher education, commercial, institutional, retail, healthcare, industrial and governmental sectors.

Blue Team Restoration is a commercial restoration company specializing in fire, smoke, mold, and water damage restoration.
We're a national company that serves all of Michigan behind a leadership team that has been providing disaster recovery for over 20 years.
With multiple locations nationally, one of our strongest markets is here in Michigan with operation centers in Livonia and Detroit.
Our 24/7 365 service is geared towards large catastrophic incidents, but we are equally capable of responding to and servicing smaller local disasters.
Blue Team Restoration's Mission is to cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our clients, who are all commercial customers.
We specialize in serving those that have had a claim in the institutional, medical, hospitality, industrial and multi-family settings. Each sector requires its own expertise, and Blue Team employs the restoration specialists that through years of experience understand how to help each client.

Our services include:
Emergency Response
Fire Restoration
Water Extraction
Wind; Board Ups
Mold Remediation
Temporary Power
Document Restoration
Carpet Cleaning
Content Cleaning/Preservation
Reconstruction/Restore Facility
Inventory - Temporary Storage
Equipment Restoration
Consulting Services

BoardMax is the leading web-based board management software. Organizations save time and money through streamlined document management, meeting planning and real-time performance tracking. With our latest solution, BoardMax Strategy, a multi-year strategic plan, goals and strategies can be housed and tied to board meetings, members and tasks, and paired with robust reporting capabilities. As a result, the organization’s focus is kept front and center.

EDUStaff has raised the bar in educational staffing offering schools quality solutions to keep more money in the classroom. While our main business is offering pre-screened and quality substitute and permanent candidates in all classifications, we offer a refreshing approach to educational staffing by also offering the following services:

• Staffing • Recruiting • Screening
• Training • Human Resources • Human Resources
• Placement • Personnel Management • Payroll Administration
• Insurance and Benefits • Professional Development • Administrative Searches

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, work in the environment, health, human services and community development efforts in Detroit. Fostering greater access to and success in postsecondary education for low-income, minority and first-generation college students is the focus of Kresge’s education grantmaking.  In 2013, the Board of Trustees approved 316 awards totaling $122 million; $144 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. In addition, our Social Investment Practice made commitments totaling $16 million in 2013. For more information, visit or follow @kresgedu.

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GCA Services Group is a leading provider of comprehensive facility services with over 40 years of experience providing custodial, facilities operations, maintenance and grounds management services to specialized education and commercial markets.  GCA is committed to providing the best facility services to clients where the quality of cleaning, safety, maintenance and appearance are critical to the basic function of the organization.  Supported by the most sophisticated operating systems available, GCA boasts one of the strongest, most experienced management teams in the industry.

GCA Services Group, Inc. is a private corporation with annual revenues in excess of $896 million. GCA employs over 38,000 staff and services in excess of 650 million square feet daily throughout 46 states and Puerto Rico.

Sibson Consulting
Sibson Consulting is the firm of choice for colleges and universities seeking a partner to create dynamic and comprehensive human resources, benefits and organizational development strategies to support their institutional goals and objectives. Our firm's dedicated, cross-functional higher education practice brings to your institution broad experience and deep understanding of the dynamics of academic institutions.
Colleges and universities operate in a more challenging environment than they have in the past. Increasingly, human resources (HR) departments are viewed as an essential partner in making strategic decisions that support the institution's mission and maximize the value of resources and expenditures. Sibson consultants have identified the key organizational and HR issues in higher education institutions and developed a comprehensive set of solutions that enables clients to respond to changing circumstances and implement cultural transformation. Sibson’s experts are continually measuring and analyzing the latest trends in higher education benefits so that we can help our clients determine their options and learn from best practices. Sibson’s exclusive-access College & University Benefits Database enables our clients to compare their offerings against over 600 institutions. Our size, decision-making process and consulting philosophy enable us to tailor our approach to suit each institution's needs.

GMB Architecture + Engineering is a full-service firm with 45 years of experience.  Our creativity, innovations, science, technology, and processes are conceived to help you excel at what you do.  The results of our design efforts will provide you with environmentally sensitive, operationally efficient, and esthetically pleasing facilities that help professors facilitate instruction and students learn.

Emsi logo
Emsi is focused on the student-to-employment journey. For better than 15 years we’ve served as labor market advisors to higher education leaders. Now having teamed with CareerBuilder, we’ve created a network of data to connect students, educators, and employers. Together our teams of economists and data scientists provide expert consultation and online resources that help: students identify their career interests and the corresponding education path; colleges provide in-demand programs and services that boost student recruitment, retention, and career readiness; and employers work with colleges and universities to find the best talent with the needed skills for their workforce.

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The Michigan Army National Guard is proud to support the MCCA and its member’s students across Michigan.  The Guard not only plays a key role in our national defense, we have a responsibility to serve our communities during times of state emergencies.  As individuals, we are stewards in our communities and have an inherent responsibility to support our community in that role.  One way to do this is to encourage our Michigan College Students to live up to the ethics, values, and positive life choices common to successful local community leaders and the Michigan Army National Guard.  The National Guard is actively seeking these students to join our team.  Their dedication combined with our education benefits and leadership training will provide the tools needed for them to become future leaders of Michigan’s communities.


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