Letter from the Editor

Article by: Galen Hench ~ Welcome to 2018! We are very excited to welcome in the new year with a substantial update to The Registry's quarterly membership newsletter, and are very proud to introduce the Registry Chronicles. read more

IN THIS ISSUE

The Interim Chief: Leadership In Retirement

An Interview with: Dr. Richard Hansen, Galen Hench ~ Dr. Richard Hansen currently serves as the Interim Provost at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is Rich’s fourth interim assignment through The Registry. He has previously served as the interim Chief Academic Officer for the Louisiana State System, for the University of New Orleans, and for the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Galen sat down with Rich to discuss his experiences serving as an interim. read more

Lessons Learned, and Learning Still

An Interview with: Dr. Charlotte Tullos, Galen Hench ~ Dr. Charlotte Tullos is the interim Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at San Francisco State University. In this interview, I talk to Charlotte about her experiences thus far, and about the lessons she has learned as an interim administrator in retirement. For Charlotte, these interim assignments are an opportunity to learn, and also to mentor the next generation of student affairs and enrollment leaders. read more

The Registry’s 25th Annual Seminar

Article by: Amy Miller ~ This past year was The Registry’s 25th anniversary, and so we brought the Annual Seminar home to Boston to celebrate! This was our largest conference to date, with nearly 300 members and guests in attendance. You can read more about the Seminar and view pictures from the event here. read more

Sustaining Institutional Diversity: Valuing Micro-Colleges and the Lessons They Teach

Article by: Dr. Susan Henking ~ In 2012, Dr. Susan Henking became President of Shimer College—a micro-college with fewer than 100 students. Susan's five years as President illuminated the crucial roles these institutions play in the higher-education ecosystem. And while some critics question the feasibility of micro-colleges, there are key stakeholders who support them. Susan's experiences reinforce that there are many lessons that micro-colleges can teach us, regardless of the size of the institution we represent. read more

Riding the Fifth Wave in Higher Education

Article by: By James Ottavio Castagnera, JD, PhD ~ “Fifty percent of the 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years.” So says Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen. This is a profoundly disturbing prediction, especially coming as it does from the guru of the “disruption” theory of businesses’ rise and decline. How can it be true? read more

The Future of International Student Recruiting and Enrollment in the United States

Article by: Marguerite Dennis ~ While the United States continues to be the country with the largest number of international students, with a total of 1.08 million foreign students, data in the report revealed that for the first time in 12 years, the number of new international students enrolled in American colleges and universities decreased by 3.4 percent, or 10,000 fewer students. read more

INTERIM SPOTLIGHT

Interim Spotlight: Patrick Lepore

By: Patrick Lepore ~ Patrick Lepore is currently the Interim Executive Director of Information Technology at Dunwoody College. Patrick shares his experiences leading the IT office as an interim administrator, and reflects on some of the work his team already accomplished. read more

Interim Spotlight: Bill Walker

By: Bill Walker ~ Bill Walker just completed his assignment as the interim Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the University of Arizona this past December. Bill shares his experiences of serving as an interim administrator while also making the time to explore an entirely new part of the country. In his words, it was a 12-month assignment that "passed even more quickly than I could have imagined." read more

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IN THE FIELD

Conference Highlights

In addition to travelling all around the country for interim placements, Registry Staff and Senior Consultants stay busy attending numerous conferences throughout the year as well. Here are just a few of the regional and national conferences we attended in the last few months! read more

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