Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan


Roy Y. Chan, a recent transplant to Indiana since 2015, serves as Special Projects Coordinator in the IU 21st Century Scholars Program at Indiana University Bloomington, where 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 the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE). Before joining our department, 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. Along with his leadership and fundraising skills, Roy is a recognized scholar-practitioner 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 fourth-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 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 and serves on the advisory committee of the Forum on Education Abroad.

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