The firm’s higher education practice consists of senior-level executives with a well-balanced mix of college, university and community college presidential experience and executive search expertise.

Search Counsel

  • Paul G. Doeg

    PAUL G. DOEG, Chief Operating Officer for R. H. Perry & Associates, joined the firm in 2001 and is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Doeg has supported more than 200 of the firm’s presidential and senior administrative searches.

  • Robert Hastings Perry

    ROBERT HASTINGS PERRY founded the firm in 1974 and continues to lead it today. He has over 38 years’ experience in executive search, the last 26 years in higher education.

  • Matthew J. Kilcoyne

    MATTHEW J. KILCOYNE is Vice President and Senior Consultant with R. H. Perry & Associates.  Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Kilcoyne has assisted or led more than 200 of the firm’s presidential and senior administrator searches.

  • Thomas K. DaRin

    THOMAS K. DaRIN has recently joined RHPA to serve as the firm’s enrollment management practice leader.  For 25 years, Tom served Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, the last 13 as the Vice President for Enrollment Management.

  • Dorothy S. Poole

    DOROTHY S. POOLE has recently joined RHPA to serve as a senior consultant.  She is a seasoned professional with 35 years of executive-level leadership experience in higher education, technology and customer service industries.

  • Joseph R. Fink, Ph.D.

    JOSEPH R. FINK, Ph.D.,who is based in Sausalito, California, is a Senior Consultant with R. H. Perry & Associates.  Dr. Fink has served institutions of higher education in both the private and the public sectors for more than 40 years.

  • Jean A. Scott

    JEAN A. SCOTT, Ph.D, joined R. H. Perry & Associates as a Senior Consultant in 2012, has served for thirty-eight years in faculty and administrative positions in independent and public institutions.  Her expertise lies in enrollment management.

  • Roger Martin

    ROGER H. (RUSTY) MARTIN, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, brings over 40 years of experience in higher education administration to our presidential search practice. For 20 years Dr. Martin served as president of two liberal arts colleges in the United States, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

  • Tullisse A. (Toni) Murdock

    TULLISSE A. (TONI) MURDOCK, Ph.D., based in Tucson, Arizona, has recently joined the firm as Senior Consultant. She brings a forty-year career in higher education serving in administrative positions in public and private, community college, comprehensive, religious, and research institutions.

  • Neil A. Stein

    NEIL A. STEIN has served as Vice President for 27 years, and has successfully completed over 200 searches for institutions of higher education as well as corporations, federal government agencies and the not-for profit sector.

  • Judith A. Brissette

    JUDITH A. BRISSETTE Ph.D. is a Senior Consultant for the higher education practice of R. H. Perry & Associates. Judy brings 30 years experience in higher education and an in-depth perspective on a broad range of institutional issues and challenges that enhances her work in conducting presidential and senior administrative searches.

  • John M. Hutchinson

    JOHN M. HUTCHINSON, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, brings over 35 years of presidential and senior administrator experience in higher education to R. H. Perry & Associates’ search practice.

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Rocklin

    ELIZABETH (LIZ) ROCKLIN is a Senior Consultant with R. H. Perry & Associates and brings a 20-year background in serving community and technical colleges through executive search services.

  • Jesse Thompson

    JESSE M. THOMPSON is a Senior Consultant with R. H. Perry and Associates who possesses an unusual breadth of experience in higher education, encompassing a combination of more than 40 years in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Michigan of senior level administration, community college trustee service, and college teaching experience.

Communications & Due Diligence Specialists

  • Lindsay Wells

    LINDSAY WELLS, Graphic Artist & Photographer, based in Montana joined R.H. Perry & Associates in 2008. Mrs. Wells provides graphic design for the executive search profiles, and newsletters for the R. H. Perry Foundation.

  • Judith A. Perry

    JUDITH A. PERRY, Vice President and Treasurer, joined RHPA in 1996.  Ms Perry also serves on the Board of Directors.  She oversees the firm’s financial management and benefit plans and provides administrative and website support for the senior consultant search teams.

Board of Advisors