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 1,000-plus, The Registry has experienced uninterrupted growth and expansion, as it continues to be the dominant firm in the interim executive space.
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:
The Registry and Registry Advisory Services (RAS) are fully committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all corporate and placement related activities. In addition, we are fully supportive of our Interims and the institutions where they serve in their aligned pursuit and ultimate quest for the universal fulfillment of diversity, equity and inclusion principles throughout our society and across the globe.
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: