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The Benefits of an Interim Appointment

The Benefits of an Interim Appointment

Many university and college presidents have retired or will do so in the next few years; some studies estimate that nearly 60 percent of all college presidents are age 61 or older.

Partly due to this turnover, boards are making more short-term leadership appointments from outside the institution, known typically as “interim” appointments to distinguish them from “acting” appointments filled by internal personnel. In the video below, Joseph S. Johnston Jr., senior consultant for administration at AGB Search, explains what an interim presidential or chancellor appointment is and why an institution may appoint one. And you can learn more about interim appointments on AGBU.


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