More than three decades of serving over 1000 institutions of higher education in identifying and selecting leadership.

We believe that complete trust and communication with the Search Committee are essential to establishing and maintaining a full partnership.

Launching New Searches

California State University-Dominguez Hills
Associate Dean, International Education, College of Extended & International Education

Our Strategy for Success

Our Search Strategy is built upon more than three decades of successful search practices, and we implement an efficient and cost effective process to deliver a well qualified and diverse pool of candidates to the Search Committee. Our search process is inclusive, transparent and built around five phases.

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RHPA Mentorship Program

R. H. Perry & Associates offers a new and innovative Mentorship Program, a service that provides first-time presidents with guidance from an experienced former president.  Senior Consultant Dr. Roger Martin, a former Harvard dean and 20-year college president, directs the program.  It will help new presidents avoid the pitfalls of the first year that can undermine a presidency.  Dr. Martin has written extensively about the college…

A Convenient Web-based Application Process

We have launched a state-of-the-art application process within our current searches page that provides three new features to expedite the process: The VIEW WEBSITE feature will allow you to visit an institution's website directly without leaving the RHPA application process. Use the VIEW PROFILE feature to review the executive search profile and toggle between it and the application or nomination process.   The APPLY…

Value-Added Search Services

In the course of successfully conducting over 500 searches, we have played a part in introducing and implementing best practices from higher education and corporate search process models; rationale for an external administrator’s serving in the interim capacity during the course of the search; and methodology to ensure all-inclusive processes, particularly pro-active techniques to identify and attract women and diversity candidates. During this…


September 23, 2014
James Henderson was unanimously named the 18th President of Northwestern State University today by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

August 11, 2014
California State University, Dominguez Hills has appointed M. Gary Sayed as the new Dean of the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing.

June 17, 2014
Dr. Pamela R. Eddington is named President of Dutchess Community College