Smart Transitions is a Stevens Strategy Consulting Service for executives in transition. When a current executive leaves the institution and a new one is appointed and begins his or her tenure, it inevitably initiates a change process. Ideally, this transition in leadership is thought through completely and well managed; a transition that is strategic, positive and productive for the out-going leader, the incoming leader, and ultimately, for the institution. Smart Transitions specifically focuses on the executive leaders in these times of transition. We are the sounding boards, questioners and conversation partners, helping the executive leader navigate his or her transition within the historical, cultural and political context of the institution. Smart Transitions offers an advantage that enables a college or university to attract and retain effective leaders while exemplifying best practice in managing timely and well executed transitions.