ABOUT US

R. William Funk & Associates is the premier firm dedicated to higher education search consulting. Our firm is recognized for its unparalleled record in recruiting many of the nation’s most esteemed college and university leaders. RWFA was founded on the belief that we are partners with our clients, working towards a mutual goal of advancing the universities and colleges we serve.

Drawing on our team’s decades of experience, RWFA has conducted successful searches for every major academic leadership position at universities across the country. Since our inception, RWFA has focused on our one major goal: delivering incomparable service to clients while recruiting world-class talent on their behalf. We accomplish this goal through personal, consultative attention and strong commitment to our clients.

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R. William Funk 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.

Solutions and Expertise

Our firm has long enjoyed the reputation as the firm of first choice’ when colleges and universities have been faced with the challenge of recruiting new senior leadership. We are proud of this legacy and are pleased that so many institutions have placed their trust in us to assist in the attraction of the very best leaders for their campuses and systems.

We believe that our deep experience recruiting very successful leaders is the greatest advantage we contribute to our clients’ searches. We have had the privilege of utilizing our accumulated knowledge in recruiting Presidents, Provosts, Vice Presidents, and Deans for colleges and universities across the nation.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Education
Functions

News Briefings

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments for 2020

In 2020 the pandemic resulted in one of the most challenging years on record for executive search firms. But the need for talent continued unimpeded for most companies across dozens of disciplines. Despite fears that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) would get pushed to the backburner by the demands of the COVID-19 crisis, recruitment in

R. William Funk & Associates Retained by Indiana University and Texas A&M to Find New Leaders

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been enlisted to find new presidents for Indiana University (IU) and Texas A&M University. “We work meticulously to not do similar searches at the same time to avoid conflicts of interest,” said search firm president R. William Funk. “In this case,

R. William Funk & Associates Secures New President for Columbia College

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has recruited William T. Bogart to become the 20th president of Columbia College in Columbia, SC. He succeeds Carol A. Moore who stepped down in March after four years in the top leadership role. “As Columbia College transitions to its new coed

R. William Funk & Associates Recruits Provost for College of Charleston

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has placed Suzanne Austin as the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the College of Charleston. R. William Funk, president of the Dallas-based recruitment firm, led the assignment. “Suzanne Austin is an incredible addition to the College of