More than three decades of serving over 900 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

Mercy College
Dean, School of Liberal Arts

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…


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

May 20, 2014
Dr. Sheryl Fontaine, who has been serving as interim dean of Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences since last year, was named to the permanent position today. The appointment is effective June 1, 2014.

May 13, 2014
After conducting a nationwide search, President Wadad Cruzado introduced Dr. Mark Nook as the new chancellor of Montana State University Billings earlier today.