image VAR past president and NAR Distinguished Service Award recipient Joe Funkhouser of Harrisonburg has been named rector of James Madison University’s board of visitors. He had been appointed to a second term on the board by Gov. Bob McDonnell, and was chosen by the board to serve as rector.

Funkhouser, president of Coldwell Banker Funkhouser Realtors, has served on the board of directors of the JMU Foundation, as well as on the Executive Advisory Board for the university’s College of Business.

As rector, Funkhouser’s job will be to work with the university’s president JMU President Jonathan Alger, conduct board meetings and appoint board members to serve on the board’s six committees.