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Described as one of the toughest jobs in America, Roger Martin, former Harvard dean, writes about the triumphs and disappointments, defeats and victories of his first year as the president of a small liberal arts college in the Northeast.  He deals with tight budgets, challenging enrollments, a restive faculty and staff, and a spirited student body all while juggling the responsibilities of home and family. We receive added insight from Susan…

Thomas K. DaRin has joined RHPA to Lead Our Enrollment Management Search Practice

We are pleased to announce that Thomas K. DaRin has joined R. H. Perry & Associates as the firm’s Enrollment Management Search Practice Leader. Tom brings 30 years of experience as an enrollment management professional with Nazareth College and Long Island University. Tom’s expertise extends to professional development of new and emerging admissions officers – gained while serving on the faculty of NACAC Admissions…

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…


September 23, 2015
Jon Connolly, formerly the vice president and academic dean at Kennebec Valley Community College in Maine, has been named the new president at Sussex County Community College.

July 1, 2015
The Regents of New Mexico Highlands University hired a new President Monday, citing his track record of increasing enrollment as one reason he topped a field of 52 applicants.

May 22, 2015
The Board of Trustees of Mercyhurst University today announced the appointment of Michael T. Victor, J.D., LL.D., as the 12th president of Mercyhurst University.