Charles F. Bonser
|"Public policy is at the center of both public and private sector concerns. Any efforts to improve the human condition depend on successful collaboration between the two sectors. This lecture series is designed to help facilitate this collaboration and to bring to life the real world of public policy for our faculty and students."|
Charles (Chuck) Bonser first joined Indiana University in 1960 as Assistant Director of the Business School's Bureau of Business and Economic Research. During his 37 year career with IU he held several important positions in both the School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. These included Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Business (1969-1971) and Professor and founding Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (1971-1988). Upon leaving the Deanship of SPEA, he was appointed to the Ameritech Endowed Chair in Economic Development and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He retired from active faculty service in 1997.
Chuck has been active in public policy circles throughout his professional life, and has served, while on leave of absence from IU, in executive posts at both the federal and state levels.
Chuck and his wife, Nancy, now split their time between their homes in Bloomington and Sanibel, Florida. They have two married children, Cathy and Andrew, who live in Indianapolis with their families.