Chancellor

Welcome to the Office of the Chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma. 

Kenyon S. Chan

Kenyon ChanDr. Kenyon S. Chan was appointed Interim Chancellor effective March 16, 2014. He served as Chancellor of UW Bothell from 2007 until his retirement in 2012. During his tenure, UW Bothell underwent a profound transformation—doubling the number of students served and tripling the number of degree programs offered.

Prior to his appointment at UW Bothell, Chan was Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Occidental College. While at Occidental he had the distinction of serving as Interim President for an academic year during a time of institutional transition. Among his many accomplishments as Interim President, Chan raised a record sum of over $21.1 million, worked to strengthen trustee and alumni relations, restructured and renovated the student affairs division and student government, and initiated campus climate and diversity renewal strategies to improve relationships among students, faculty, staff, and administration.

He held previous administrative positions at Bellarmine College at Loyola Marymount University and California State University, Northridge.

Chan is a three-time graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Special Education), an MA in Special Education and a BA in Sociology.

Dr. Chan defines success not strictly in terms of how many students are served, but in terms of the impact the university has on the lives of each one of its students.