Kenyon Chan, chancellor of the University of Washington’s Bothell campus, announced Tuesday that he will leave his role as chancellor when his term ends in July 2013.
Chan, 64, began the job in July 2007. Under his tenure, the branch campus has doubled its enrollment and tripled the number of degree programs offered.
It now serves more than 3,500 students and offers student housing on campus. In the spring, the Legislature budgeted $20 million in state bond money for UW-Bothell to construct a new, $68 million building with classrooms and lab space for about 1,000 students.
In a statement, UW President Michael Young said the Bothell campus has become especially well-known as a center for innovation and creativity in higher education, “and I attribute that reputation — and the reality upon which it is based — largely to Kenyon’s outstanding leadership.”
Chan said he would return to his own scholarly work after he steps down. His field is educational psychology, and his primary interest is the effects of race on the emotional development of children.
Before he was appointed to the Bothell post, Chan was at Occidental College in California, where he served as dean of the college and vice-president for academic affairs. He also served as interim president of Occidental for one year.