Leadership & Governance

College Headhunters, Accustomed to Secrecy, Find Themselves Under Scrutiny

Michael Schwarz/Special to Tallahassee Democrat

R. William Funk resigned as a search consultant at Florida State U. after an unusual no-confidence vote by the Faculty Senate. “There is an intrinsic suspicion on the part of some constituents” of search firms, he said.
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Good college headhunters are mostly invisible.

These highly paid consultants, who have significant influence over how academic-leadership searches play out, pride themselves on being behind-the-scenes facilitators, connecting governing boards and...

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