Robert Luke provides expertise and services to a broad range of universities, colleges and research institutions as a consultant in WittKieffer’s Education and Interim Leadership practices.
Robert has a strong record placing deans of architecture, science and engineering, social work and social policy, as well as vice presidents for academic affairs, finance and development. Additionally, he has completed several chief executive officer searches for leading scientific centers, institutes and laboratories. In his interim leadership work, Robert ensures that institutions have the excellence and stability they need on their executive team, as they work toward conducting a traditional search. Robert strives to engage leaders who are interested in mitigating and solving today’s most significant challenges.
In addition to consulting, Robert is known for his administrative and operational leadership, which he developed across a variety of sectors. He 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. Robert also previously served as the deputy campaign manager on a successful U.S. Senate campaign and as a staff member in the U.S. Senate.