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 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 was featured by the press for his diversity work at Indiana University Bloomington (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, an 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 of the IU Office of Sustainability and serves on the advisory committee of the Forum on Education Abroad.

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 and is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Cardinal Stage Company Next Generation Program in Bloomington, Indiana. His favorite hangout spot at Indiana University Bloomington is the Herman B Wells statue. Roy can be reached at