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The searches we conduct are typically for senior, important positions at the nation’s best known and most highly regarded institutions. As a result, our consultants are often sought-out to comment on issues in higher education and our searches are often the subject of media interest. Our consultants are contacted very frequently and have been quoted in such national publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Crimson, Chicago Tribune, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Economist, Trusteeship Magazine, The Boston Globe, Public Purpose, Nature Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The New Yorker Magazine, and a myriad of other publications. We have provided the web link to a selected number of articles in this section to give you an insight into our firm and consultants and the nature of our work. A number of the articles are quite recent and others may be a little older, but all have been carefully selected to reflect the breadth and reach of our work and to speak to topics of interest. We hope you find these articles interesting.

RECENT SEARCH ANNOUNCEMENTS…

Pacific University
December 6, 2021
“Pacific Selects Partner Firm for Presidential Search”
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HuntScanlon
November 10, 2021
“R. William Funk and Associates Assists Lawrence Technological University Find New President”
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U of SC Posts
August 20, 2021
“University of South Carolina Board of Trustees meets, receives update on presidential search”
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The Post and Courier
July 20, 2021
“USC changes search firms to pick new President after trouble with Caslen hiring”
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The State
July 20, 2021
“USC gets outside help in its search for a new President”
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News and Tribune
April 16, 2021
“IU Announces Pamela Whitten as its 19th President”
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Fox 10 News
April 15, 2021
“University of South Alabama Board appoints Acting President”
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HuntScanlon
March 19, 2021
“R. William Funk & Associates Assists Texas A&M in Selecting Sole Finalist for President Post”
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TAMU System News
March 3, 2021
“Kathy Banks Named Sole Finalist to be Texas A&M President”
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IU News
February 5, 2021
“Presidential Search Committee delivers status report”
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HuntScanlon Media
February 3, 2021
“R. William Funk & Associates Assists Central Washington University in President Search”
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HuntScanlon Media
December 21, 2020
“Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments for 2020”
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UC Santa Cruz News
December 18, 2020
“Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Search Launched for UC Santa Cruz”
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HuntScanlon Media
December 2, 2020
“R. William Funk & Associates Retained by Indiana University and Texas A&M to Find New Leaders”
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UCSC News
November 21, 2020
“Arts Dean Search”
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Indiana Business Journal
November 13, 2020
“Finding an IU leader to please all Constituencies will be challenging”
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IU.edu
November 1, 2020
“Search Firm-Board of Trustees: Indiana University”
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wbiw.com
October 5, 2020
“IU Board of Trustees Approves Two Committees to Search for McRobbie’s Successor”
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Inside Indiana Business
October 3, 2020
“IU Board Approves Committees for President Search”
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Daily Record
September 17, 2020
“CWU presidential candidate pool growing as September 30 application deadline approaches”
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Daily Record
July 27, 2020
“CWU Board of Trustees talks presidential residence upgrades amidst COVID-19 budget concerns”
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Radford University
May 20, 2020
“Radford University announces selection of Johnnie Sue Wijewardane as inaugural Dean of the School of Nursing”
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Central Washington University
May 15, 2020
“CWU Board of Trustees Launch Formal Presidential Search”
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Columbia College
April 28, 2020
“Columbia College Announces President Search”
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The College Today
April 1, 2020
“Suzanne Austin Named CofC’s Next Provost”
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Hunt Scanlon
January 21, 2020
“William Funk & Associates Places First Black President at Rutgers”
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The Post and Courier
October 10, 2019
“President Hsu’s vision for the College of Charleston balances tradition, transformation”
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Rutgers Today
September 4, 2019
“The search for Rutgers’ 21st President begins”
(Link to Article)
The Gilmer Mirror
August 19, 2019
“Dr. Scott Gordon confirmed as SFA President”
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The Detroit News
December 13, 2018
“MSU’s closed presidential search sparks debate”
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Moultrie News
November 29, 2018
“Andrew T. Hsu named 23rd President of the College of Charleston”
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Hunt Scanlon
November 12, 2018
“R. William Funk Associates seeks new leader for University of South Carolina’s Alumni Association”
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Louisville Cardinal
April 3, 2018
“U of L hires permanent President”
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The Daily Aztec
January 31, 2018
“CSU Board of Trustees announces new SDSU President”
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The Daily Utah Chronicle
January 18, 2018
“Ruth Watkins Made First Woman President of the U”
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Desert News
October 26, 2017
“University of Utah hires Dallas-based firm for Presidential Search”
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WDRB
September 11, 2017
“R. William Funk and Associates Selected as U Louisville President Search Firm”
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KUER1
September 11, 2017
“University of Utah Chose Funk Firm for President Search”
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Hunt Scanlon
June 21, 2017
“R. William Funk gets nod to find new President for SDSU”
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Daily Kansan
March 26, 2017
“Meet the Search Firm helping KU find a new Chancellor”
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Hunt Scanlon
March 9, 2017
“R. William Funk lands New Leader for U Arizona”
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AZ Central
March 7, 2017
“Search for U Arizona President down to one finalist”
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LJWorld.com
February 5, 2017
“KU Chancellor search: Where do university CEOs come from?”
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The Morehead News
January 13, 2017
“Five to interview for MSU President position”
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tucson.com
October 13, 2016
“R. William Funk and Associates Selected for UA President Search”
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Mississippi State Newsroom
January 29, 2016
“MSU Begins Process to Fill Provost/EVP Vacancy”
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Mississippi Public Radio
July 14, 2015
“Interview with R. William Funk & Associates CEO”
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hottytoddy.com
July 16, 2015
“R. William Funk & Associates CEO Discusses How Firm Will Aid in Ole Miss Chancellor Search”
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News & Observer
May 22, 2015
“New Chancellor Chosen for UNC Greensboro”
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Slate Magazine
April 20, 2015
“Does It Matter That More University Leaders Have No Sports Experience?”
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Inside Higher Ed
April 16, 2015
“NCAA Novices”
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 5, 2015
“What’s in a President’s inbox the day he gets fired”
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Greensboro News-Record
December 2, 2014
“The Syllabus: UNCG Brings the Funk”
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The Columbus Dispatch
August 17, 2013
“Ohio State Hires Presidential Search Firm”
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The Record
September 28, 2012
“Colleges are Recruiting a New Kind of President”
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Mr. Funk authored an article for Trusteeship Magazine which has become the seminal treatise on how Boards should approach Presidential searches. We are frequently asked for copies of this article and are providing the link here for those who wish to read it.
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