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, joined R. H. Perry & Associates in 2001. Mr. Doeg has served as both lead consultant and second team member supporting more than 200 of the firm’s presidential and senior administrative search assignments.

  • 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, Managing Partner, joined R. H. Perry & Associates in 2002.  Mr. Kilcoyne has assisted or led more than 200 of the firm’s presidential and senior administrative search assignments.

  • Sue DeWine, Ph.D.

    SUE DeWINE, Ph.D. recently joined R. H. Perry & Associates after more than 45 years in higher education. She has had a successful career in academe with extensive experience as an administrator, fundraiser and communication consultant.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Communications & Due Diligence Specialists

  • Sue Boggs

    SUE BOGGS is a Senior Associate with R. H. Perry & Associates. She joined the firm in 2015 and is excited to be involved in the field of education once again.  Education is so critical on so many levels and she looks forward to growing with the firm. She has been involved in searches by assisting the Senior Consultants with candidate sourcing, communications, preliminary referencing and finalist due diligence.  She also assists the firm with research and other small projects.

  • Mark Koenig

    MARK KOENIG, Senior Associate and Director of Communications, joined R. H. Perry & Associates in 2012. Mark has assisted with more than 30 presidential and senior administrative searches for a broad range of public and private institutions, including California State University (Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, San Bernardino and San José campuses), Mercyhurst University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Tiffin University and Wesley College.

  • Lindsay Wells

    LINDSAY WELLS, Graphic Artist & Photographer, based in Montana joined R.H. Perry & Associates in 2008. Mrs. Wells provides graphic design for our clients’ executive search profiles.

  • Katherine Ladd

    KATHERINE LADD joined the firm in 2011 as a Senior Associate and has been involved in numerous searches for public and private higher education institutions primarily in the due diligence phases of our search process.

  • Judith A. Perry

    JUDITH A. PERRY, Vice President, joined RHPA in 1996.  Judy oversees the firm’s benefit plans and provides administrative and website support for the senior consultant search teams.

  • J.P. Endress

    JP ENDRESS, Graphic Artist, based in New Hope, PA joined R.H. Perry & Associates in 2013. Mr. Endress provides graphic design for our clients’ executive search profiles. He also works as a graphic designer and marketing professional for a medical device company in New Jersey.  JP holds a BS degree in Advertising from The University of Colorado - School of Journalism.

  • Crystal Goodhall

    CRYSTAL GOODHALL is a Senior Associate with R. H. Perry & Associates. Since joining the firm in 2014, she has been involved in numerous searches by assisting the Senior Consultants with candidate sourcing, communications, preliminary referencing, and finalist due diligence. She also assists the firm in creating proposals and responding to RFPs.

  • Anet Skillin

    ANET SKILLIN heads the Finance and Administration Department for R.H. Perry & Associates. Since 2014, her responsibilities have included bookkeeping, financial analysis and modeling. Anet also works in collaboration with the Contract Manager to maintain search related records such as purchase orders, school system contracts, state licenses, and insurance documents.

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