Our Advantage
We Have 25 Years of Unparalleled Experience

Founded by former college presidents Tom Langevin and the late Allen Koenig, The Registry initiated and accelerated a new trend in American higher education—the utilization of outside interim presidents. A decade later the membership and the span of interim positions expanded to include senior administrators.  This expansion occurred when the firm was acquired by Collegiate Enterprise Solutions, which made it possible for George Matthews and Bryan Carlson to join the leadership team. Today, with a membership of 700-plus, The Registry has experienced uninterrupted growth and expansion, as it continues to be the dominant firm in the interim executive space.

Value Proposition—Our Promise to Our Clients  

The Registry is a membership organization—its members are pre-screened, veteran executives who are immediately available to be matched to the needs and requirements of our college and university clients—all of which eliminates the need for an interim search. Because of this, The Registry can make this promise to you:

  • Our interims cannot be candidates for the permanent position, but they can be extended by mutual agreement in order to optimize conditions and timing for the permanent search.
  • We offer the most economical pricing by minimizing additional costs for our college and university clients—in fact, our primary business model often makes it possible for institutions to sustain and cap their overall costs at established levels.
  • Our pool of interims can be generated immediately at no cost or incurred obligation for our client institutions, other than travel reimbursements if and when campus visits are authorized.
  • Our interims are subject to a 30-day termination notice—so your costs are controlled, and the residual responsibilities and potential liabilities related to employee status are avoided.
  • The Registry business model eliminates the necessity to conduct two sequential open-market searches for the same position, all of which can be time consuming and potentially disruptive to the search for the permanent executive.
  • If you engage our interim as an independent contractor—which is our primary business model—your total monthly costs will be roughly equivalent to your established budget for salary and fringe benefits throughout the entire period of service.
  • Since 1992, the Registry has provided the best talent —and its members have delivered the best results.
Experienced Leadership Team
George J. Matthews Chancellor & CEO Read Bio
Amy L. Miller Vice President Read Bio
Kevin Matthews Vice President Read Bio
Ian D.C. Newbould Registry Member and Senior Consultant Read Bio
Lucille Sansing Registry Member & Senior Consultant Read Bio
Nicole R. Cormier Director of Client Support Read Bio
Galen P. Hench Director of Membership Read Bio
Mikaela H. Rodgers Executive Assistant Read Bio
Parent Company

The Registry is a subsidiary of Collegiate Enterprise Solutions, LLC (CES), which manages the largest and most comprehensive consulting network in the nation exclusively dedicated to higher education.  CES utilizes the Registry’s membership base of past presidents and senior administrators, which represents an unparalleled network of higher education consultants.

Our Strategic Partner

In 2014 The Registry formalized a new strategic partnership with Academic Search, Inc., which is a subsidiary of the American Academic Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization supporting leadership identification, development, research and support programs across all sector of public and private higher education. Academic Search is the nation’s oldest and most renowned executive search firm.

The partnership is a win/win for clients and brings the following benefits:

  • Both The Registry and Academic Search will be able to focus more exclusively on the primary missions, which will result in greater efficiency, cost-savings and better perspectives for clients.
  • When both interim placement and executive search services are required, it will be possible for clients to achieve seamless leadership transitions while avoiding the pitfalls of sequential searches.
  • When arranging for services from either firm, clients will receive discounts and preferential treatment from the other firm.
  • This partnership will enable unparalleled consulting services related to leadership transitions including succession planning, interim placements, executive searches, and pre- and post-search consultative support.