The search committee has announced R. William Funk & Associates as the national search consulting firm to assist with recruitment of the university’s next president. Funk is one of the most widely respected search consultants 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). Funk has conducted approximately 375 searches for college and university presidents and chancellors.
“We are pleased that Bill will assist with this recruitment,” said Jeffrey Wadsworth, trustee and Presidential Search Committee chair. “Bill has helped universities find exceptional leaders from across the country, including presidents at Cornell University, the University of Southern California, the Chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the President of the University of California System and more. His work will help us meet our objectives for Ohio State.”