Letter from the Editor
Article by: Galen Hench ~ If there were just one word to best articulate The Registry’s approach to interim leadership it would be fit. Make no mistake, fit is perhaps the biggest “little word” in our office. As Registry Chancellor George Matthews describes it, “fit is everything—it’s the basis of everything that we do here." Beyond fit however, there is another consistent theme that emerges in the articles to follow: flexibility.read more
IN THIS ISSUE
New Horizons: Leading as an Interim Development Officer
An Interview with: Christopher Mosher & Galen Hench ~ Mr. Christopher "Chris" Mosher currently serves as the interim Chief Development Officer at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston, Massachusetts. This is Chris’ first interim assignment through The Registry. Galen sat down with Chris at the EMK Institute to discuss his experiences serving as an interim.read more
When NASA Calls, You Answer!
An interview with Boyce Williams, Ph.D. and Galen Hench ~ Dr. Boyce Williams is currently the interim Dean of Education at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. This is Boyce's first Registry assignment, and she reflects on some of her most interesting experiences thus far. Shortly into her assignment, Boyce received a call out of the blue from an American astronaut with an offer almost too good to be true. I had the chance to speak with Boyce over the phone to learn more about this truly unique opportunity.read more
Optimizing Your Statement Of Interest
Article by: Jackie Armitage, Ed.D. ~ The statement of interest (SOI) can be one of the most effective tools in ensuring that you are a chosen as a finalist for an interim position that you are intereseted. Writing your SOI, often limited to just a few hundred words, can be very difficult. Registry Vice Principal Jackie Armitage outlines strategies to write a compelling SOI.read more
Book Review: Death Of A College
Article by: By Robert M. Dixon, Ph.D. ~ Death of a College is a story about Stonewood College, a fictions institution located in Savannah, Georgia. In this story, I explore how the efforts of a college's leadership team can be subverted by well-intentioned individuals, whose shortcomings limit the college's ability to change and survive.read more
Book Review: Is Outsourcing Student Success The Future of Higher Education?
Article by: By Joseph Wycoff, Ph.D. ~ "To make wise decisions," A.J. Brumbaugh wrote on behalf of the American Council on Education (ACE) in 1960, "data that only institutional research can provide are indispensable". Nearly sixty years later, access to institutional data has become more integral to college executives. In my new book, Outsourcing Student Success, I tackle the history of institutional research and discuss the importance of institutional data moving forward.read more
The 26th Annual Registry Seminar
Article by: Amy Miller ~ This year, The Registry's 26th annual seminar is going to be in St. Augustine, Florida! More information about the upcoming seminar, the hotel, and how to register can be found here. We have also compiled the key talking points from the various panels and sessions, and you can find links to that information here as well.read more
Interim Spotlight: Yvonne Berry
By: Yvonne Berry ~ Yvonne Berry is currently the interim Vice President for Finance & Administration at Carroll University. Yvonne shares her experiences in her first Registry interim assignment, including both her challenges and her successes.read more
Interim Spotlight: Vic Morgan
By: Vic Morgan, Ph.D. ~ Vic Morgan is currently the interim President of the University of Houston-Victoria, where he has served since April 2014. A reflection of his success and fit at the university, Vic has been extended--by mutual agreement--a total of four times. His assignment will officially conclude in August of this year.read more
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Registry Members and Staff Highlights
The Registry team has been busy travelling around the country to attend conferences, and it's clear that Registry members have been staying busy too!read more