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The MCCA invites presidents and trustees from Michigan's community colleges to join us in Traverse City, MI on July 23 & 24 2015 for the annual leadership gathering at the MCCA Summer Conference.  Program and details will be soon available on the website.

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 all of the wonderful sponsors of the 2014 Summer Conference: 


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.


Ameresco, Inc. is a leading independent provider of comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America, delivering long-term value through innovative systems, strategies and technologies. Ameresco’s solutions range from upgrades to facility’s energy infrastructure to the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants combined with tailored financial solutions. We work with customers on both sides of the meter to reduce operating expenses, upgrade and maintain facilities, stabilize energy costs, improve occupancy comfort levels, increase energy reliability and enhance the environment.


Since 1941, Rehmann has provided one-on-one financial services to small businesses and middle-market companies throughout Michigan and beyond. Rehmann has grown to become one of the largest CPA, business consulting and financial services firms in the Midwest with nearly 800 associates in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Florida. 

As regulations and standards evolve, everything from federal funding to regulatory compliance becomes more of a challenge for institutions of higher education. Rehmann offers professionals with specialized knowledge to help both private and public entities meet those challenges. Our higher education team offers internal audits, internal controls consulting, single audits, forensic auditing, financial statement audits, NCAA agreed-upon procedures reports, foundation auditing and preparation and/or review of Forms 990 and 990-t to public and private institutions and community colleges. 

Are you looking for more from your audit team? Visit us online at

Based in metropolitan Detroit, The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private foundation that seeks to influence the quality of life for future generations through its support of nonprofit organizations working in its seven program areas: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Detroit, Education, the Environment, Health, and Human Services. 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 2011, Kresge awarded more than $22 million in grants to support higher education in the United States and South Africa, with half benefiting U.S. community colleges. For more information, please visit the Foundation website: or follow @kresgedu.


Pearson Learning Solutions is a business unit within Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. As an education partner and consultant to higher education institutions, Pearson Learning Solutions is committed to designing total, client-driven education solutions. We are a team of world-class education experts, instructional designers, curriculum development experts, education course writers, development editors and experienced textbook publishers. We tailor solutions to each institution’s individual needs, including off-the-shelf online, in-classroom or blended courses, or fully customized curriculum development. We also provide a range of technology tools and learning platforms to help students, faculty and institutions succeed.


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.


Founded in 1922, Walsh College is an independent, accredited institution that offers a quality business education to upper-division bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students. Walsh’s unique upper-division status rests upon the strength of longstanding community college partnerships, many of which were established more than 30 years ago. Today, such programs as Honors Fast Track, the Community College Fellowship, Community College Excellence Scholarships, and a “Women in IT” mentoring program help to ease the transition to Walsh for community college students. Honors Fast Track is a joint honors program that gives students an opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor, and MBA degrees in as little as five years, versus the typical six. Upper-division undergraduate students can complete the final two years of study toward Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Business Administration, or Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology degrees. Master’s degree programs include the Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Accounting; Business Information Technology; Finance; Information Assurance; Information Systems; International Business; and Strategic Leadership, and Taxation. A Doctor of Management in Executive Leadership is offered. Walsh’s 4,600 students take courses at campuses in Troy, Novi, at the Macomb Community College University Center, and also, online. The Jeffery W. Barry Center, designed for learning in an environmentally friendly building, opened for classes in January at the Troy campus. It is named for the late Walsh President Jeffery W. Barry, whose foresight enables Walsh College to enjoy today’s partnerships with Michigan’s community colleges.


SHW Group, now Stantec, is one of the leading architectural, engineering, and planning firms in the nation. With a 69-year history of successful projects and exceptional service, SHW has grown to more than 400 employees within the Educational Buildings Group nationwide. Today, we are consistently ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top firms in the nation focused on academic facility design and our expertise is recognized internationally. We have had the distinct privilege of serving 100% of Michigan’s public colleges and universities.

At SHW Group, now Stantec, we believe in the profound impact education has on an individual’s life and society as a whole. In support of this belief, we are dedicated to designing environments that inspire, support and promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge through our commitment to learning, stewardship and craft. 

In short, we make a difference through design.


Mission: To provide leadership and services, and promote quality and excellence for the advancement of Michigan’s Workforce Development System and its customers and professionals. Michigan Works! Association was established in 1987 to provide services and support to Michigan’s Workforce Development System. 

Michigan Works! Association builds and maintains strong relationships with legislators and advocates on behalf of the Michigan Works! System.

Through the Association, members can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities to ensure high-quality programs and service delivery to all customers. The Association also convenes meetings as a way for members to network and share best practices, and coordinates events to promote the Michigan Works! System.


EDUStaff is an Educational Staffing Company, which in the collegiate realm contracts adjuncts and part-time staff and at the K-12 level contract substitute groups, hourly staff, administrators, and coaches. The team of EDUStaff is driven by the simple collective desire to serve people and bring excellence and experience to our customers. Our mission is to provide comprehensive educational staffing while achieving savings in the overall budget and in Human Resources. 


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.


The Ferris doctoral program was created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st century community colleges. Application-based and taught by academic faculty in partnership with experienced community college leaders, this program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. A key feature of the program is that the dissertation will be integrated throughout the three-year program with a goal to have individuals complete it by the end of the three years of the program.


Ellucian Recruiter™ solves today’s most pressing enrollment challenges by providing predictive insight into your prospect pool. Armed with that information, you can deliver personalized communications in each step of the process to drive improvements in admissions yield.


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