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.
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.
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.
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.
Carl W. Lejuez was named interim provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas in spring 2018 and began his responsibilities on April 30, 2018. He began his tenure at the University of Kansas as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU on Feb. 1, 2016. Prior to joining KU, Lejuez was professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland.
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.