Expert, ready-to-serve interim leadership for colleges and universities.

Your campus is in transition. You need leadership.
We're ready to respond.

The Registry is the established “gold standard” for placing interim leaders in executive roles at institutions of higher education across the nation and internationally. From a membership of more than 500 experienced higher education executives who are ready to serve, we work with you to find the best-matched leader to maintain momentum or advance your institution to its next level of excellence. 

Presidents and senior-level higher education administrators, ready when you need them.


  • President/Chancellor
  • Provost/VPAA
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Vice President for Advancement
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Chief Human Resources Officers
  • Other Cabinet-Level Officers
  • Deans of Professional Schools


Last year the Registry had more than 125 interim placements in virtually every sector of American higher education.

Efficient, reliable placements utilizing a careful, proven process.



A Registry principal will review your institution’s materials and consult directly with the board chair or president to determine goals during the period of placement. 



Because our members are already vetted by and contracted to the Registry, they are available on short notice for assignment in interim positions. 



Finalists selected by the institution will travel to campus with a Registry principal to participate in a customized and collegial selection process. 



The Registry principal will assist with the development of our expectations document that identifies challenges and priorities and establishes accountability for the interim administrator. 

Our Process

Turning transitions into opportunities — your search is already complete.

The Registry places interim leadership both nationally and internationally. 

Most Recent Placements

Elmira College

Elmira, NY

Interim President

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, NH

Interim Provost/VPAA

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

Interim President

Westminster College, PA

Westminster, PA

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

Interim Dean, School of Education

Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport, CT

Interim Associate Dean for Continuing Ed & Workforce Development

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

East Elmhurst, NY

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Presque Isle, ME

Interim Chief Student Affairs Officer

Episcopal Divinity School

Cambridge, MA

Interim President

Iona College

New Rochelle, NY

Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Interim Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Interim Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St Marys City, MD

Interim Vice President for Enrollment