Regents Chair Will Davis Announces Engagement Of Korn/Ferry's William Funk As Presidential Search Consultant

March 4, 2005

by Larry D. Brumley

Baylor University Board of Regents Chair Will Davis today announced the engagement of William (Bill) Funk, head of Korn/Ferry International's National Education Practice, to assist the board with its search for a successor to President Robert B. Sloan Jr.

Based in Dallas, Funk has conducted more than 250 university and college presidential and chancellor searches for some of the nation's most visible and respected institutions, including Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Miami, Tulane, Purdue, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa and University of Texas-Austin.

The American Council on Education (ACE) awarded Funk and the Korn/Ferry National Education Practice its 2001 Network Leadership Award for the firm's leading role in advancing women into senior-level positions in higher education institutions.

Funk holds master's degrees from Ohio University and Purdue and is a former board member at the University of the Ozarks. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry 12 years ago, Funk managed Heidrick & Struggles' Southwest Region Practice.

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