Member Institutions

Changing Lives Through Higher Educational Opportunities

Mailing address: C/O Suttle & Stalnaker

1411 Virginia Street • Suite 100

Charleston, WV 25301

© 2019 West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities

Changing Lives Through Higher Educational 


Championing independent higher education throughout the state of West Virginia.



West Virginia Wesleyan College
Bethany College


WVICU gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following Circle of Vision Scholarship Program sponsors:

  • BrickStreet

  • Carbon Fuel Foundation

  • Council of Independent Colleges

  • Council of Independent Colleges through its UPS Educational Endowment Fund

  • Driehorst Family Foundation

  • Madge Douds Trust

  • The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation

  • The Maier Foundation, Inc.

  • The Bernard McDonough Foundation, Inc.

  • The Nutting Foundation

  • The Schenk Charitable Trust

  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

  • The W. E. Stone Foundation

  • WVICU Legacy Endowment Scholarship Fund

  • The Cecil I Walker Charitable Trust

  • The H.B. Wehrle Foundation 

  • Wilbur Aldine Stutler Trust




For any inquiries, questions or guidance, please call: 304.345.5572 or fill out the following form

Mailing Address:

C/O Three Point Strategies, LLC

P.O. Box 7058

Charleston, WV 25356

Office Address:

900 Lee Street

Suite 910

Charleston, WV 25301


Executive Director

Ben Beakes



WVICU member colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to offer the nurturing and individual attention that first generation students need. These students benefit from attending our faith-based colleges and universities that have a low student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. 


Our program scholarships, Circle of Vision and the Legacy Endowment are at the core of what we provide. Our gracious donors help make the dream of attending a private, four-year institution, obtainable of students in West Virginia.


WVICU serves eight not-for-profit member institutions.


Our mission is to advance collectively the interests of West Virginia's independent colleges and universities and their students.


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