Prior to joining CU Boulder, Banks served as associate vice chancellor and dean of students for student affairs at Winston-Salem State University. In this role, Banks was a senior leader on issues involving student health, wellness and safety. He was also responsible for the development and maintenance of all threat and crisis management plans for the Division of Student Affairs.
In addition to his work at Winston-Salem State University, Banks has also served in various roles at Appalachian State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has 20 years of university experience in the areas of housing and residence life, student involvement and leadership, sorority and fraternity life, career development, health services, crisis management and student conduct.
Banks earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication and criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a master of science degree in educational leadership with a specialization in leadership and multicultural student development and retention from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a certification in leadership from Harvard University
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