Barbara Bichelmeyer, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Learning Officer
Strong Hall, Room 250

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Ph.D., an academic leader in the field instructional design and technology, was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas in February 2020. Bichelmeyer, a Kansas City native, also holds an appointment as a professor in the KU School of Education & Human Sciences.

Simon Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research
Vice Chancellor for Research
Youngberg Hall
Charles (Charlie) Bankart, Associate Vice Provost, International Affairs
Associate Vice Provost - International Affairs
Strong Hall, 300

Charlie Bankart is the associate vice provost for international affairs at the University of Kansas, where he serves as KU’s senior international affairs officer.  He is responsible for providing institution-wide leadership in support of university internationalization and directs central KU International Affairs Administration.  He also oversees the operations of the Applied English Center, International Short Programs, International Support Services, International Admissions and Study Abroad & Global Engagement.

Sarah Bowling
Administrative Associate for Faculty Development
Strong Hall, 145
Vice Provost for Faculty Development, J. Christopher Brown
Vice Provost for Faculty Development
(785) 864-4904
Associate Director of Internal Communications
Strong Hall, 250
Stuart Day, Dean of the Edwards Campus and the School of Professional Studies
Dean of the Edwards Campus and the School of Prof. Studies, Prof. of Spanish
Regnier Hall 170
Tammara L. Durham, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
(785) 864-4060
Strong Hall, Room 133

Tammara Durham joined KU in 1998 as assistant director of the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center. She served as director of the University Advising Center from 2004 to 2011. Durham was named vice provost for student affairs at the University of Kansas in May 2012 after serving as interim vice provost since September 2011. Prior to that, she served as associate vice provost for Student Success since January 2011.

As the vice provost for student affairs, Durham is the senior student affairs officer for the main campus in Lawrence and is responsible for student life, support and leadership programs, student auxiliary services and student-supported wellness programs. The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs coordinates and develops student support services and programs and serves as an advocate for student needs across the university community that contribute to overall academic success.

Durham received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwest Missouri State University and her doctorate from the University of Kansas in higher education administration.

Haines Eason, Communications Coordinator
Communications Coordinator, KU IT
Price Computing Center
Emily Eichler, Administrative Associate
Administrative Associate
(785) 864-4901
Strong Hall, Room 250

Emily is the assistant to Diane Goddard and Linda Luckey. She joined the staff in the Provost’s Office in 2007 and previously worked in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office since 2002. Before coming to KU she was a paralegal for an amusement park and also worked in a law office.

Diane Goddard, Vice Provost for Finance, CFO
Chief Financial Officer, Vice Provost for Finance
(785) 864-4904

Received her Bachelors in Economics in 1977 from Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, and her MBA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS in 1990.
Diane is currently the Vice Provost for Administration and Finance for the Lawrence Campus of the University of Kansas.  Diane is strategically leading the implementation of Changing for Excellence which is a comprehensive transformational review of KU’s administrative practices.  She works closely with the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor on fiscal strategies for the campus, particularly in relation to tuition and the research foundation.  Her responsibilities as Vice Provost also include oversight of the campus fiscal and operational functions including the Budget office, Comptroller’s Office, Purchasing Office, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities Services, Design and Construction Management, Capital Planning and Space Management, Public Safety Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Sustainability, Parking and Transit, and the KU Card Office. 

Prior to becoming the Vice Provost for Finance in November 2008 she was the Associate Vice Provost/Comptroller for the Lawrence Campus of The University of Kansas.  As Comptroller since 1998 her principal responsibility included maintaining institutional fiscal integrity and accountability.  She has also served as Acting Budget Director, the Director of Purchasing and as Associate Comptroller at the University of Kansas.   From 1984 – 1991 Diane was Associate Director at the Kansas Geological Survey.  

Prior to coming to the University of Kansas she was the Chief Accountant/Controller at Yale University Health Services, New Haven, Connecticut.  She also served as Business Manager for the Yale University Art Gallery in the early 1980’s.

Sharon D. Graham, Vice Provost for Lifelong and Professional Education
Vice Provost for Lifelong and Professional Education
Regents Center 125
Chris Gregory, Senior Director of Strategic Alignment & Marketing
Senior Director of Strategic Alignment & Marketing
Regents Center 125
Jason Hornberger, Senior Associate Vice Provost - Finance
Senior Associate Vice Provost - Finance
(785) 864-9140
Jill Hummels, Director of Internal Communications
Director of Internal Communications
Strong Hall, Room 250
Addison Keegan-Harris, Administrative Assistant, Diversity & Equity
Administrative Assistant, Diversity & Equity
Strong Hall, 250
Vice Provost for Academic Success Susan Klusmeier
Vice Provost for Academic Success
Strong Hall, 156
Robin Lehman, Director of Special Projects
Director of Special Projects
Strong Hall, 250
Chief of Staff
Annie McBride, Director of Projects and Policy Development
Director of Projects and Policy Development, Office of Diversity & Equity
Strong Hall, Room 250
Richard McKinney, Associate Vice Provost for Finance
Associate Vice Provost for Finance
(785) 864-3136
Strong Hall, Room 250
Associate Director for Faculty Developement Jenny Mehmedovic
Associate Director for Faculty Development, Safe Zone Ally
Strong Hall, 145

Jenny Mehmedovic is associate director of the Center for Faculty Development & Mentoring at The University of Kansas. Jenny is an experienced facilitator with more than 20 years in higher education. In her work, Jenny seeks to foster faculty and academic leadership development and the creation of inclusive work environments. Her current professional focus is on building peer mentoring networks and other active learning opportunities for a variety of faculty audiences. Jenny has presented nationally on topics including leadership, organizational change, organizational and professional development, effective teams, and working from your strengths. She provides professional facilitation upon request to groups engaged in strategic planning, team building, and process improvement. Jenny is an active member of the Community of Practice for Faculty Affairs Professionals. She formerly served as a member of the EDUCAUSE Connect 2015 Program Committee, as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Management Institute from 2009-2012, and is a 2005 Frye Leadership Institute Fellow. Jenny has bachelor's degrees in anthropology and Spanish and a master's degree in business administration.

Matt Melvin, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
(785) 864-7110
Jennifer Ng, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity
Interim Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity
STrong Hall, 250
Jean Redeker, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Strong Hall, 250
Stacey Rinnert, Enterprise Project Management Office Director, Chief of Staff to CFO/Vice Provost for Finance
Chief of Staff to CFO and VP for Finance, Dir. Enterprise Project Mgmt. Office
Strong Hall
Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Professor of Geology
Strong Hall, room 213A

Dr. Jennifer A. Roberts is the Director and Managing Trustee of the Self Graduate Fellowship Department. She also serves as Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and is a Professor in the Department of Geology. Dr. Roberts received her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin and served as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Water Research Division of the USGS before joining the University of Kansas in 2001. Her research focuses on hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry, bridging basic and applied science to better understand the role of microorganisms in mineral weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from nano- to landscape-scales. Prior to her roles with Graduate Studies, Dr. Roberts served as Chair of the Geology Department.

For her research as well as her teaching, Dr. Roberts has received recognition such as the Professional Excellence Award from the Association for Women in Geoscience, the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award, and the Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett Women Mentoring Women Award, among others. Her work has also received multiple major funding awards from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, the Army Corps of Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mike Rounds, Vice Provost for Operations
Vice Provost for Operations
Holly Storkel, Vice Provost for Assessment & Program Development
Vice Provost for Assessment & Program Development
Strong Hall, Room 200
Maria Thompson, Office Manager
Office Manager
(785) 864-3136
Strong Hall, Room 250
Faunia Tuma
Executive Associate for the Provost
Strong Hall, Room 250
Alma Varela
Administrative Associate for Academic Affairs, Receptionist, Provost Office
Strong Hall, Room 250
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