A consultant in WittKieffer’s Education Practice, Robert Luke specializes in searches for academic deans, vice presidents for finance and administration, and vice presidents for development and alumni relations at academic and research institutions. He has a strong record placing deans of architecture, science and engineering, and social work and social policy. Additionally, Robert has supported chief executive officer searches for leading scientific centers, institutes and laboratories.
As an active firm citizen, Robert is a member of the Education Practice Operating Committee, where he leads efficiency efforts on behalf of the practice. Robert also leads and contributes to a broad range of committees, working groups and initiatives aimed at best serving client needs. Robert has received two firm-wide awards, recognizing his clients’ satisfaction and his exemplification of the firm’s values and ideals.
Robert came to WittKieffer in 2013 from George Washington University, where he managed special projects and initiatives on behalf of the president, provost and board of trustees. A native Floridian, Robert started his career nearly 20 years ago working in politics. He served as the deputy campaign manager on a successful U.S. Senate campaign and as a staff member in the U.S. Senate. As a reflection of his interests in service and higher education, Robert is a member of the University of Central Florida Alumni Board.