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February eNews: TICUA Annual Meeting, Ways to Save, & More!

Monday, February 3, 2020  
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Dreaming of Spring...

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring which got us dreaming about the great days ahead on TICUA campuses across the state! The photo above comes from a Milligan College community celebration last year. In this month's eNews, we'll learn more about ways to save, student focus groups, and highlights from last month's Executive Leadership Institute. Plus, don't forget to Save the Date for this year's Annual Meeting just two weeks away!



January Executive Leadership Institute Update

Diane Berty, VP, TICUA

The TICUA Executive Leadership Institute Fellows met on the campus of Baptist College of Health Sciences on January 21 & 22. The session focused onEnrollment Management & Student Success.Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey,President ofBaptist College,served as Residential Dean, and shared her “presidential journey.” Content faculty addressing student success wereDr. Bryan Carrier,Vice President, Dean of Students & ELI Alum, Class of 2018 andDr. Ken Litscher,Dean of Student Life,Union University,addressed student success.Dr. Anne Kenworthy,Vice President, Enrollment & ELI Alum, Class of 2018,Christian Brothers Universityand Dan Griffin, Vice President, Enrollment Management,Union University& ELI Alum, Class of 2019, served as Content Faculty addressing enrollment management.

The Fellows gained a better understanding of:

▪the unique aspects of enrollment management within the context of private higher education.

▪the president as enrollment management leader.

▪how to determine an institution’s enrollment potential.

▪effective strategies for student recruitment, marketing, and retention to graduation in today's environment.

▪how an institution’s enrollment management philosophy assures the welfare of the student.





Ways To Save

Diane Berty, VP, TICUA

TICUA is a member of theCoalition for CollegeCost Savings.The Coalition is a group purchasing organization comprised of 33 non-profit higher education member organizations dedicated to helping nearly 900 non-profit higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration. Through this organization, TICUA is able to offer members access to collaborative programs designed to reduce operating costs, improve the efficiency of internal procedures, and ultimately lower the cost of delivering education.

Coalition Collaborative Partnerships include: UnitedHealth Care / First Risk Advisors-Student Health Insurance highlighted in article below.)

Financial Services
▪PAYMERANG (E-Payables Technology)
▪FISCAL Technologies AP (Forensics)
▪CASHNET (Refund Management and Payment Processing)
▪JP MORGAN CHASE (Purchasing Card)

Procurement Programs
▪E & I COOPERATIVE (Supplies, Services and Equipment)
▪FASTENAL (MRO Contracts)

Benefits Programs
▪PAN AMERICAN LIFE (Accident, Travel, Sports Insurance)
▪GENWORTH & AFFINITY (Group Long Term Care Insurance)
▪LIBERTY MUTUAL (Auto and Home Insurance)

Campus Services
▪CASTLEBRANCH (Employment Screening)
▪IMA (Property/Casualty/Risk Management/Cyber/Active Aggressor)


Click herefor details about these programs and contact information.


FirstRisk Advisors & UnitedHealthcare Student Resources, as a Coalition partner, offers TICUA members a student health insurance plan for:


▪domestic and international students
▪students required to have insurance, such as those involved in medical & health sciences
▪student athletes
▪visiting scholars & ESL students


The plan features one of the largest groups of in-network providers and includes benefits that cover mental health, prescriptions, emergency services, and urgent care. This plan is designed to take care of the everyday needs of modern domestic and international students. FirstRisk Advisors & UnitedHealthcare Student Resources work with eligible students directly through their turnkey online system that notifies, waives, and enrolls students automatically. FirstRisk Advisors & UnitedHealthcare Student Resources are proud to be one of the only partners to provide onsite campus visits where they inform and educate students and parents on the benefits of this plan.

FirstRisk Advisors prices their program net of any commissions or fees for clients that want to work direct to provide the best pricing possible for the member schools. Also, if your school utilizes the services of an insurance agent, they are happy to price in any payments you require for your agent. FirstRisk Advisors can be on your campus to present the Coalition Consortium program for TICUA member schools as soon as you would like. The insurance plan will be ready to roll out in August.

To get a free onsite consultative meeting to review the program and how it can benefit the school and its students, contact Al Marinucci atamarinucci@firstriskadvisors.comor





CHASCo February Membership Meeting & Professional Development

Kayce Matthews, Director, CHASCo

Please join us for our Membership Meeting scheduled forFriday, February 21, 2020.This meeting will take place atLane College (Jackson, TN)and is scheduledfrom 11:00-2:00pm Central Time.Lunch will be provided. CHASCo members are encouraged to invite colleagues who may be interested, including student affairs professionals, counselors, compliance officers, administrators, etc. All are welcome to join us.Click hereto register orhereto visit our website.


Britney Bryson, Health & Wellness Outreach Counselor from the University of Memphis, will join us todiscuss student focus groups. Her presentation,Voice of the Tiger: Student Input and Focus Groups at the University of Memphis, will help participants define what constitutes a student focus group as well as identify steps for creating a successful student focus group on their own campus. She will give examples of how the University of Memphis utilizes the feedback they receive from students during these sessions and share ideas for how their University plans to use this tool in the future. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive activity that will further illustrate the use of focus groups in real campus scenarios.

Britney Bryson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider who dives into profound, complex, and beautiful experiences with people who deal with an array of trials and tribulations. As the Health and Wellness Outreach Counselor, she takes her knowledge of mental, emotional, and physical well-being to the students, faulty, and staff at the University of Memphis. By doing outreach, facilitating trainings, and providing consultations, Britney plans to work with other departments on campus to create an environment where students can learn that what we think and feel, informs and inspires what we do.





Save the Date!

Kayce Matthews, Director, CHASCo





IRS Announces Guidance on Claiming Parking Tax Refunds

Contributed by Karin Johns,

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published guidance for nonprofit employers who have paid Unrelated Business Income Tax, or UBIT taxes, on employee parking and other mass transit benefits for tax years 2018 and 2019. The so-called “Parking Tax” was repealed in year-end tax and budget legislation that was signed into law in December. Not only was the Parking Tax repealed, it was done so retroactively, so nonprofits that paid any amount since it was enacted, are entitled to a refund.

According to the guidance, the refunds will be processed after the taxpayer submits an amended Form 990-T for each year the tax was paid. In addition, claims for reimbursement should be filed no later than three years after the original Form 990-T was filed, or two years after the tax was paid. These time limits follow current IRS guidelines for filing refund claims.





Overtime Rule Goes Into Effect

Contributed by Karin Johns,

The new U.S. Department of Labor overtime pay rule increasing the annual salary threshold for white collar exempt employees went into effect on January 1. According to the new rule, workers who earn less than $35,568 annually are now eligible for overtime pay.

The new $35,568 threshold is a substantial increase from the previous amount of $23,660, set in 2004, although significantly lower than the $47,460 salary level proposed during the Obama Administration.

The new rule is estimated to impact 1.3 million workers nationwide.




February 17, 2020

February 2020 TICUA Board Meeting

Waller Law Firm


February 18-19, 2020

2019 - 20 TICUA Executive Leadership Institute

Waller Law Firm


February 18-19, 2020

2020 TICUA Annual Meeting

Waller Law Firm

March 6, 2020

Facilities / Plant Retreat


March 17, 2020

2019 - 20 TICUA Executive Leadership Institute

Lincoln Memorial University


April 7, 2020

2019 - 20 TICUA Executive Leadership Institute