Carl W. Lejuez
Professor, Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Strong Hall, Room 250

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.

Simon Atkinson, Vice Chancellor for Research
Vice Chancellor for Research
Youngberg Hall
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
Vice Chancellor Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall 170
Associate Director of Internal Communications
Strong Hall, 250
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.

Jason Hornberger, Associate Vice Provost, Administration and Finance
Senior Associate Vice Provost, Administration and 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
Susan Klusmeier, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
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 asssociate director for Faculty Development. Her responsibilities include coordinating academic leadership and faculty development efforts, including programming for Senior Administrative Fellows, developing discussion forums for department chairs, and coordination of peer mentoring groups for a variety of faculty audiences.

Before joining the Office of the Provost in 2008, she served for 6 years in the Office of the Vice Provost for Information Services as coordinator of information technology policy and planning, where she developed and educated users on information technology policy for the university community. Jenny has presented nationally on topics including information security, records management, and policy development, as well as leadership, ethics, 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 has also been employed at KU in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, and has held an internal audit position with Sprint. Jenny is a member of the EDUCAUSE Connect 2015 Program Committee and served as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Management Institute from 2009-2012. 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
Sharon Lea Parnell, Budget Manager
Budget Manager
(785) 864-4857

Sharon serves as the Budget Manager for the areas of Provost Office, Faculty Development, Diversity & Equity, and Academic Affairs. In this role she manages the area budgets including state, endowment and research funds and advises the Vice Provosts on annual budgets.

Prior to joining the KU family she worked for 13 years at Kansas State University.

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
Mike Rounds, Vice Provost for Operations
Vice Provost for Operations
Meliisa Smith, executive associate
Executive Associate for the Provost
Maria Thompson, Office Manager
Office Manager
(785) 864-3136
Strong Hall, Room 250
Alma Varela
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant
Strong Hall, Room 250
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