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The Search Firm

Florida Atlantic University has selected R. William Funk & Associates as the presidential search firm.

R. William Funk & Associates is the premier firm dedicated to higher education search consulting. Led by its founder and President, R. William (Bill) Funk, the firm is recognized for its unparalleled record in recruiting many of the nation's most esteemed college and university leaders. 

Mr. Funk is the best known and most widely respected search consultant serving higher education. He has been called the "guru of higher education recruiting" by The Chronicle of Higher Education and is listed as one of the 200 best executive recruiters in the world in The Global 200 Executive Recruiters: An Essential Guide to the Best Recruiters in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America (Jossey-Bass, Inc).

On Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin alumni magazine, proclaimed in an article several years ago, that, "...Funk is higher education's ultimate insider, its answer to the Kevin Bacon game: his list of friends and acquaintances includes the top officials at nearly every major American university. Pick any school on the map, and you're likely to find no more than a few degrees of Bill Funk. ...he has become the most highly regarded search consultant in higher education."

Mr. Funk has conducted more than 300 searches for college and university presidents and chancellors. Among the approximately 70 currently sitting presidents he has recruited are many of the nation's most admired and respected university executives, including, David Skorton at Cornell University; Holden Thorpe at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Mark Emmert at the University of Washington; Nancy Cantor at Syracuse University; France Cordova at Purdue University; Donna Shalala at the University of Miami; Patrick Harker at the University of Delaware; Ann Hart at Temple University; Scott Cowen at Tulane University; Renu Khator at the University of Houston and Mark Yudof at the University of California System.

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