Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan


Roy Y. Chan is Special Projects Coordinator in the IU 21st Century Scholars Program at Indiana University Bloomington, where he wears multiple hats to coordinate several marketing and outreach initiatives as well as assessment and accountability measures for current Scholars within the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA). Prior to his role, Roy served as Office Services Assistant in the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington, and was previously Graduate Assistant in the Office of International Programs (OIP) and Graduate Technology Consultant in the Information Technology Services (ITS) at Boston College.

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. Along with his leadership and fundraising skills, Roy is a recognized teacher-scholar having co-authored three books to date most recently, The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education (2017) and Higher Education: A WorldWide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programs, and Journals and Publications (2015). In 2017, Roy has been featured by the press for his diversity work at Indiana University and has been named by the Committee of 100 as one of the most influential Chinese Americans living in the United States (Click Here).

Roy is a third-year Ph.D. student in Education Policy Studies at Indiana University Bloomington with a Ph.D. minor in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He holds an M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, a M.Ed. degree in International Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. degree in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Roy currently sits on the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board (2017-2018) for the IU Office of Sustainability.

During his free time, Roy enjoys hiking, traveling, visiting art galleries, and canoeing/kayaking in the midwest. He is an active member of High Rock Church in Bloomington, Indiana. His favorite hangout spot at Indiana University Bloomington is the Herman B Wells statue. Roy can be reached at