Working Smarter Together
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Independent College Enterprise (ICE) is a consortium of eight private colleges in West Virginia, North Carolina,and Alabama.


Helping Schools Exceed Expectations

ICE Mission Statement

The mission of the Independent College Enterprise is to improve efficiency and effectiveness for member schools through sharing information technology resources and supporting shared operational functions. 


Vision Statement

The Independent College Enterprise will be a nationally recognized leader in institutional collaboration.

Meet the ICE Board Members

ICE is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of member school presidents with each school getting one vote. The board is responsible for the legal and financial oversight of the corporation.

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Working Smarter Together

The inspiration for the Independent College Enterprise, referred to as ICE, began in the late 1990’s when two schools discussed pooling resources to purchase and maintain an integrated information management system. ICE was formed after enlisting the commitment and support from several institutions and today the collaboration consists of eight small independent higher education institutions: Alderson Broaddus University, Bethany College, Davis & Elkins College, Stillman College, University of Charleston, West Virginia Wesleyan, Wheeling University, and William Peace University.
While the colleges share hardware, software, and technical personnel, each school has exclusive access to its own data. We, in the central ICE organization, see ourselves as an extension of the school IT departments and work with the schools to maximize their investment in database technologies. Collaborating streamlines administrative processes reduces the expense and increases service to students, faculty, and parents.

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The following work is performed by a staff shared by member schools.

  • Server Hosting services

  • Software installation and maintenance

  • User and database security

  • Application consulting, training and support

  • Project management

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  • ERP/SIS system - Ellucian Colleague  

  • Numerous interactive Solutions that enable students to access their data 24x7  from anywhere/any device 

  • Advancement -Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge 

  • Document Imaging - DocFinity

  • Reporting - Entrinsik’s Informer, CompuCare’s Synoptix 


Member schools share resources for purchasing, hosting, maintaining, and supporting an integrated student information system (SIS) and other technologies. Seven full-time staff maintain systems and staff a help desk to support institutions use of these systems.

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