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Florida State University hires new firm, restarts presidential search


Florida State University hired a new search consultant Wednesday with hopes of moving past the acrimony and mistrust that has plagued its hunt for a new president.

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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Can't take anymore

Can a rational person really doubt that anyone but John Thrasher will ultimately be the choice of the next search committee at FSU? Revenge from the Republican Legislature would be swift and fierce if another candidate were to be named.

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