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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…

Sue DeWine, Ph.D. has joined RHPA as Senior Consultant

We are pleased to announce that Sue DeWine recently joined R. H. Perry & Associates after more than 40 years in higher education. Sue has had a successful career in academe with extensive experience as an administrator, fundraiser and communication consultant. She was a full professor and consultant to industry in a large public institution and Provost and President at two small private colleges. Her expertise is academics. Dr. DeWine became…

EVER WONDER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A COLLEGE PRESIDENT?

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…

Congratulations

January 12, 2017
The Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees voted Thursday, Dec. 15 to recommend that the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approve James Vander Hooven as the next president of the college.

January 12, 2017
James O. Sawyer IV, the current provost and senior vice president at Macomb Community College, has been selected to service as the school’s next president.

December 5, 2016
Dr. Karl W. Einolf has been selected by the Indiana Tech Board of Trustees as the university’s next president.