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Florida State hires new firm to restarts presidential search



Florida State University hired a new search consultant Wednesday with little experience in Florida. The institution hopes to moving past the acrimony and mistrust that has plagued its hunt for a new president in recent weeks.

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates got the FSU job almost by default. Bill Funk submitted his resignation as search consultant Monday and the university’s second choice is now working for the University of Florida. The Storbeck firm helped New College of Florida choose a president in 2012 but has relatively little experience in the state.

Search committee Chairman Ed Burr said the panel remains “committed to hiring the best president possible ... in the most open and thorough process” but did not specify a timeline.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:09pm]


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