Roy Y. Chan
Roy Y. Chan serves as the Special Projects Coordinator in the IU 21st Century Scholars Program at Indiana University Bloomington. In this role, he leads the strategy, development, and implementation of the program's communications and advocacy work for current Scholars within the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), and assists with philanthropic and external partnerships through the IU Community & School Partnerships (CSP) and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE). Before joining our department in 2016, Roy served as Office Services Assistant in the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington and was previously Adjunct Instructor for the Spring 2016 course EDUC-U 212 Current Issues in Undergraduate Life: Global Citizenship and Study Abroad in the IU School of Education.
Originally from Long Beach, California, Roy has had over 10 years of nonprofit management experience, receiving recognition for his turnaround tactics that have led teams to high-performance results. Specifically, Roy was one of the first IU professional staff members to spearhead the design, creation, and implementation of our weekly e-newsletters via IU Salesforce that has garnered university-wide attention across the Indiana University system. Furthermore, Roy was the first IU OVPDEMA staff member to establish, design, and launch our official IU 21st Century Scholars Program website via IU Web Content Management System (WCMS) of which has gained praise from policymakers and practitioners, receiving well over 50,000+ unique visitors worldwide since January 2017. Additionally, Roy has played an incalculable role in the reduction of college student departure rates, with more than 300 Scholars getting off academic probationary status (i.e., 1.99 GPA or below) following their probation semester between 2016 and 2018 at Indiana University Bloomington. Not to mention, Roy has cultivated and forged new partnerships via the IU 21st Century Scholars Program social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), increasing the number of followers on all channels by more than 150% (e.g., 250+ new followers on Twitter).
Along with his leadership skills, Roy is passionate and committed to advancing equity, inclusiveness, and social change in higher education as a scholar-activist within the field of higher education. He is an advocate for need-based financial aid programs and on-time graduation within four years of initial enrollment. His scholarship involves the study of philanthropy, education, and identity in the U.S. and transnational contexts. Roy is the co-editor of The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education (IGI Global, 2017) and co-author of Higher Education: A
Roy is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies with a Certificate in Institutional Research at Indiana University Bloomington along with a Ph.D. minor in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He earned an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, an M.Ed. in International Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Roy currently sits on the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board of the IU Office of Sustainability.
During his free time, Roy enjoys traveling to new places, spontaneous adventures, discovering new music, and spending time with friends. He is an active member of High Rock Church and is passionate about helping lead others to further experience God. Roy is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Cardinal Stage Company Next Generation Program in Bloomington, Indiana. Roy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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