We Place Presidents & Chancellors

The placement of Interim Presidents and Chancellors is central to the mission of The Registry. The Registry is the nation’s best source for interim executive leadership. We place Interim Presidents and Chancellors at public colleges and universities; community colleges and state systems offices; and private colleges and universities including faith-based and minority-serving institutions. For twenty-five years, governing boards have recognized that The Registry is the best and most reliable source for highly-experienced, Interim Presidents and Chancellors. Registry Interim Presidents and Chancellors advance an institution through periods of (un)anticipated transition, identifying critical strategic objectives, and turning transitions into opportunities.

 

 

A Proven Process

The Registry’s success in delivering the right interim leaders to the right institutions is built upon a proven, four-step process:

Getting to know you

We work closely with you to gain the knowledge and insight to find candidates who fit your goals. They will review materials and consult directly with your board chair, president and other key decision makers.

Drawing on experienced candidates

We offer a pool deep with talent. Our members are already vetted by and contracted to The Registry and can be ready on short notice to assume interim positions.

Managing the selection process

We help you make the right choice. A Registry principal will travel to campus with your chosen finalists to participate in a customized and collegial selection process.

Tracking results

We help you manage expectations. A Registry principal will develop an expectations document that identities your challenges and priorities and establishes accountability for your new interim administrator.

Getting to know you

We work closely with you to gain the knowledge and insight to find candidates who fit your goals. They will review materials and consult directly with your board chair, president and other key decision makers.

Managing the selection process

We help you make the right choice. A Registry principal will travel to campus with your chosen finalists to participate in a customized and collegial selection process.

Drawing on experienced candidates

We offer a pool deep with talent. Our members are already vetted by and contracted to The Registry and can be ready on short notice to assume interim positions.

Tracking results

We help you manage expectations. A Registry principal will develop an expectations document that identities your challenges and priorities and establishes accountability for your new interim administrator.

Placements / Outcomes

I am grateful to the REGISTRY and Antioch University for having given me the opportunity to serve as Interim Provost and Interim President at Antioch University Los Angeles.  I have never worked with a campus community more committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a meaningful life and advance social, economic and environmental justice.” 

Tex Boggs, Interim President at Antioch University of LA

The Interim worked very effectively with the incoming president, consulted with him on continuing changes after the new president had been announced and did all he could to enable his successor to assume leadership with confidence. For the third time, I would recommend him without question. If possible, we would designate him as Interim President Emeritus for his outstanding work."

Dr. Peter Garland, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

“In my almost 40 years in higher education, my five months at Arkansas Tech University have been one of my most fulfilling experiences. This has been a wonderful experience, and I am forever indebted to the Registry for giving me this opportunity.  I do believe I was able to do some very good things for Arkansas Tech University.”

Patrick Hundley, Interim Vice President of Development at Arkansas Tech University

“Interim presidents are in constant need of ongoing, in-depth, comprehensive, and insightful support services, and the Registry is precisely designed to serve in this capacity. The Registry remains an ongoing partner with each interim president throughout the duration of their service.”

Dale Nitzschke, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State University

Gold Standard Best Practices

The Registry achieves positive results because it is built upon a foundation of Gold Standard Best Practices for engaging external interim leaders:

  • We pre-identify and pre-qualify capable, suitable and effective executives who have a definite interest and commitment to serving as outside interim executives well before you need them.
  • We provide an established poolof leadership talent, eliminating the need to conduct expensive, time consuming and potentially disruptive open-market executive searches.
  • We establish a structure and a format prior to the offcial appointment of your external interim that defines the purpose, the direction and the desired outcomes for the engagement.
  • We establish an understanding or a written agreement that your outside interim cannot become a candidate for the permanent appointment.
  • We effectively empower your external interim executive to achieve the desired results defined by your institution.
Value

The Registry offers the best pricing model—our fees are incurred on a monthly-only basis. They will be roughly equivalent to your institution’s established budget for salary and fringe benefits for the duration of our interim service.

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