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

Maria College

Albany, NY

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Interim President

New England Culinary Institute

Montpelier, VT

Interim President

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

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Interim Vice President Administration and Planning

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

Interim Provost/VPAA

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

Interim Provost

American International College

Springfield, MA

Interim Dean for Business, Arts, and Sciences

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

Interim Provost

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Interim Vice President for Development