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 students 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 Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (OVPDI) and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE). Prior to 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. In January 2017, Roy was one of the first IU staff members to spearhead the design,
Along with his leadership skills, Roy is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in higher education. His research leverages quantitative methods to examine the effects of institutional and governmental policies on student postsecondary access and success, particularly in areas of financial aid designed to increase persistence and degree attainment rates for traditionally underrepresented populations in college promise programs. Roy is the co-editor of the book The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education (IGI Global, 2017) and co-author of Higher Education: A
Roy is committed to translating his research into evidence-based public policy, practice, and publicly available resources. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies with a Graduate 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.
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 Redeemer Community Church and is passionate about helping lead others to further experience God.