We Place Provosts and Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs

The placement of Interim Provosts and Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs is central to the mission of The Registry. The Registry is the nation’s best source for interim senior academic leadership. We place Provosts and Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs at public colleges and universities; community colleges; and private colleges and universities including faith-based and minority-serving institutions. For twenty-five years, Registry Interim Chief Academic Officers demonstrate a capacity to stabilize, mobilize, and inspire their respective academic communities. Registry Interim Provosts and Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs address some of the most daunting assignments such as program review, tenure issues, reaccreditation, and strategic academic planning.

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.

Testimonials

[The Registry Interim] did a wonderful job for us. He orchestrated some major changes for UMW that will position us in a great place to move forward. I have found the Registry to be my “go-to” organization if a need arises for a temporary, high level, experienced administrator.

Rick Hurley, President
University of Mary Washington

The mission of the Registry, as well as its measured outcomes, is an outstanding "value added" to the American higher education enterprise. I was blessed to benefit from the many and valued prior experiences of a former president and provost, who served in an interim capacity at my institution. [The Registry interim] was able to hit the ground running and bring all the talent and experiences of prior positions to bear. Our entire college community benefited from the one year Registry appointment that ended up as a two-plus year assignment.

Kathleen Owens, President
Gwynedd-Mercy College

I could not have been happier or more pleased than I was with [the interim's] skillful and impactful service at Xavier University during last academic year. And I know I speak as well for many of my colleagues in senior administration and among the faculty and staff. As a seasoned professional with deep and broad experience in higher education, [the interim] moved into the particulars of our situation very quickly, came to know our issues well and, guided by the Expectations Document, contributed to Xavier University in multiple, meaningful ways.

 

Michael J. Graham, S.J., President

Xavier 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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