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Last modified: Saturday, January 14, 2006

Charles R. Bantz biography

Charles R. Bantz, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Vice President, Long-Range Planning

Charles R. Bantz became the fourth chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU Vice President for Long-Range Planning on June 1, 2003. Bantz challenged IUPUI to double its achievements in this decade -- including doubling the number of degrees awarded to undergraduates, doubling external funding for research and doubling the level of student civic engagement.

Charles Bantz

Immediately prior to being selected as chancellor, Professor Bantz was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. Previously, Professor Bantz served at Arizona State University (1986-2000), the University of Minnesota (1977-1986), and the University of Colorado (1975-1977).

A native of South Dakota and educated at the University of Minnesota (B.S., M.A.) and Ohio State University (Ph.D), Bantz's academic specialty is organizational communication. Bantz is professor of communication studies and holds adjunct appointments in management and organizational leadership and supervision.

Revised 1-13-06