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

Dominican University of CA

San Rafael, CA

Interim Vice President Finance & Administration

Widener University

Chester, PA

Interim Dean, School of Business Administration

Northeast Lakeview College

Universal City, TX

Interim Chief of Integrated Planning & Performance Excellence

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Interim President

Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH

Interim Dean of the Conservatory

The College of New Rochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Interim Dean of the Graduate School

American International College

Springfield, MA

Interim Dean of Education

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV

Interim Provost/VPAA

New England Culinary Institute

Montpelier, VT

Interim President

SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

Interim Provost/

Edinboro University of PA

Edinboro, PA

Interim Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Interim Vice President for Alumnae Relations & Development