Robert Luke is a senior associate in the higher education practice. He works to identify presidents, chancellors, provosts, deans and vice presidents on behalf of public and private colleges and universities.
Robert has nearly 15 years of experience in education and politics. He came to Witt/Kieffer from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he handled special projects for the president and provost.
While at GW, Robert managed several executive searches, including a provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, a vice president for development and alumni relations, and multiple deans. Additionally, he managed executive transitions and advised new leaders on developing their organizational structures. Robert also contributed to the university-wide strategic planning process as part of his seven years of service to GW.
Prior to his higher education experience, Robert worked in Florida politics. He served as the deputy campaign manager for Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate in 2006. In this role he managed the campaign headquarters and three state offices, directed major events and speaking engagements, and supervised field operations. Before the campaign, Robert was a staff assistant to Senator Nelson.
M.A., George Washington University
M.P.S., George Washington University
B.A. with Honors, University of Central Florida