Apply for Membership

The Registry seeks nominations of highly qualified, veteran executives with a sincere interest in fulfilling interim assignments.

The typical Registry member is interested in an extended period of service to the academy and often feels compelled to serve and make a difference. In their interim positions, it is not uncommon for Registry members to build trust quickly, to take risks, and to be decisive. As a result, our members are extremely effective and quickly become an integral part of the community.

Additional Benefits of Membership  

As a Registry member, you will typically derive benefits from each and every interim engagement that complement and often exceed your interim executive compensation. Members frequently report an extraordinary level of professional fulfillment as a result of applying their talents and skills in a new setting; and sharing their ideas and expertise for the benefit of new professional colleagues.  In addition, members are encouraged to attend the Registry’s annual seminar, where they can continue their professional development and discuss the most pressing issues for the academy.


How it Works

We obtain candidates for membership via nominations by associates or colleagues, by direct inquiry and application, and by our awareness of retirements of accomplished presidents and senior administrators, and deans.

Prospective members are provided with an orientation related to the requirements, commitments and expectations of membership. They are then asked to submit a detailed resume and names of at least six references covering the major facets of their career. References are thoroughly checked before a membership invitation is extended.

When The Registry determines that an individual member is a good match for a particular interim placement, the member has the option to accept or decline candidacy.  If that member declares candidacy and is invited for a campus visit, he or she is expected to accept the engagement if it is offered.


Our Membership Process

The Registry extends invitations for membership based on nominations by associations or colleagues, direct inquiry and application, and by our awareness of retirements of accomplished and highly qualified higher education administrators. Applicants are provided with an orientation related to the requirements, commitments, and expectation of membership. Applicants are then asked to submit a detailed resume, along with at least six references covering the major facets of their careers. We ask that resumes be no more than six pages for us to use with prospective clients.

References are fully checked before The Registry extends a membership contract. Should you find yourself seeking additional information regarding membership or our business model, please use the forms available on this site and we would be glad to open a dialog with you.


Testimonials from Members

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


“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