Expert, ready-to-serve interim leadership for colleges and universities.

Your campus is in transition. You need leadership.
We're ready to respond.

The Registry is the established “gold standard” for placing interim leaders in executive roles at institutions of higher education across the nation and internationally. From a membership of more than 500 experienced higher education executives who are ready to serve, we work with you to find the best-matched leader to maintain momentum or advance your institution to its next level of excellence. 

Presidents and senior-level higher education administrators, ready when you need them.


  • President/Chancellor
  • Provost/VPAA
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Vice President for Advancement
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Chief Human Resources Officers
  • Other Cabinet-Level Officers
  • Deans of Professional Schools


Last year the Registry had more than 125 interim placements in virtually every sector of American higher education.

Efficient, reliable placements utilizing a careful, proven process.



A Registry principal will review your institution’s materials and consult directly with the board chair or president to determine goals during the period of placement. 



Because our members are already vetted by and contracted to the Registry, they are available on short notice for assignment in interim positions. 



Finalists selected by the institution will travel to campus with a Registry principal to participate in a customized and collegial selection process. 



The Registry principal will assist with the development of our expectations document that identifies challenges and priorities and establishes accountability for the interim administrator. 

Our Process

Turning transitions into opportunities — your search is already complete.

The Registry places interim leadership both nationally and internationally. 

Most Recent Placements

Hodges University

Naples, FL

Interim President

Urbana University

Urbana, OH

Interim President

Peru State College

Peru, NE

Interim Vice President Academic Affairs

Montana State University

Billings, MT

Interim Provost

Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY

Interim Vice President of Business & Finance

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN

Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement

West Virginia University-Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV

Interim Executive Vice President & Academic Dean

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Quincy College

Quincy, MA

Interim Dean for the Academic Division of Nursing

University of Maine at Orono

Orono, ME

Interim Vice President Enrollment Management