Charles (Charlie) Bankart, Ph.D.

Charles Bankart
  • Senior Internationalization Officer

Contact Info

Strong Hall, Room 300


Since January 2017, Charles Bankart has been serving the University of Kansas as the Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs, where he is responsible for providing institution-wide leadership in support of university internationalization and directs the International Affairs administrative office. His oversight responsibilities include the Applied English Center, International Support Services, International Short Programs, and Study Abroad and Global Engagement.

Prior to his current appointments, Charlie served as assistant vice provost for international programs for 10 years at the University of Kansas, where he had responsibility for overseeing international grant development, developing and maintaining the university’s strategic plan for campus internationalization, coordinating programming and communication, and managing the office that provides immigration support to international employees and visiting scholars. 

In 2012-13, he also established the office of International Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions at KU while serving as interim director of International Student Services. Charlie served on the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Board of Directors from 2011 through 2016 and as President of the Alpha Pi Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honorary Society in 2011.

Before coming to KU in 2005, he served for six years in the office of international programs at Indiana University. Charlie holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Kansas and his research focuses on faculty collaboration and the mobility of the highly-skilled, as well as on international student mobility. Charlie also holds an M.A. (Central Eurasian Studies) and MPA (Comparative International Affairs & Urban Management) from Indiana University and a B.A. from Oberlin College. He served in Hungary as an English language instructor for the United States Peace Corps from 1994-1996.


Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas
MPA in Comparative International Affairs & Urban Management, Indiana University
M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies , Indiana University
B.A., Oberlin College