Charlie Bankart is assistant vice provost for international programs at the University of Kansas, where he has responsibility for new program development in Latin America, communications and data management and the international training program. In 2011, Bankart also began a three-year term as an At-Large Member of the NAFSA Board of Directors. Before coming to KU in 2005, Bankart served for six years in the office of international services at Indiana University. He holds a PhD 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. Bankart also holds an MA (Central Eurasian Studies) and MPA (Comparative International Affairs & Urban Management) from Indiana University and a BA from Oberlin College. Bankart served in Hungary as an English language instructor for the United States Peace Corps from 1994-1996.