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Former Hood dean lands position at Pa. college

August 23, 2010

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - Gwynedd-Mercy College has named Robert N. Funk of Frederick, Md., as interim vice president for academic affairs.

He has held positions in the higher-education field for nearly 50 years.

Most recently, Funk served as provost and dean of the faculty at Hood College in Frederick.

He previously served in numerous administrative positions, including president of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, a position he held for nine years, and president ad interim of Hood College, Villa Julie College in Maryland, and St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.

Throughout his career, Funk has served in many roles at his alma mater, Stanford University, including assistant dean, lecturer in the School of Education, visiting scholar and special assistant to the vice president of finance.

He earned a doctor of philosophy from Stanford University, and a bachelor of laws and a bachelor of arts in English, both from the University of Oregon.

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