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Rutgers University has retained R. William Funk & Associates to assist in the recruitment of the next president. The firm’s founder and president, R. William Funk, will personally provide leadership for this effort. R. William Funk & Associates is recognized for its unparalleled record in recruiting many of the nation’s most esteemed college and university leaders. It has demonstrated particular effectiveness in recruiting women and minority candidates, successfully ‘breaking the color/gender line’ for senior leaders hired at more than 40 institutions of higher education across the country. Mr. Funk and his associates have conducted more than 425 searches for college and university presidents and chancellors, including those at more than two-thirds of all public institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU).

A partial list of institutions that the Funk firm has assisted in the recruitment of a chief executive officer includes: Cornell University, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of California System, Syracuse University, University of Washington, University of Oregon, The Ohio State University, University of Arizona, Purdue University, Clemson University, University of Utah, Indiana University, University of Georgia, University of Kansas, and University of Louisville. Mr. Funk also was the consultant to Rutgers in its 2012 presidential search.