Andy Chan

VP for Innovation & Career Development

Wake Forest University

Andy Chan is the Vice President for Innovation and CareerDevelopment at Wake Forest University. He oversees thenationally-recognized, award-winning Office of Personal and CareerDevelopment and Mentoring Resource Center for students and alumni,the Wake West Study Away program and Silicon Valley Practicum, theWFU Board of Trustees Innovation Committee, and is a strategicadvisor for university-wide innovation initiatives including the Center forEntrepreneurship, the School of Professional Studies, and the Leadership and Characterprogram. Andy also teaches on entrepreneurship, authentic leadership, and career and lifevision. Andy’s career mission is to transform traditional career services into amission-critical component of the college experience.Most known for his TEDx talk, “Career Services Must Die” and the Part 2 sequel, Andy andthe OPCD have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TheWashington Post, MSNBC, NPR, USA Today, Inside Higher Education and The Chronicleof Higher Education. He previously led the MBA Career Management Center at StanfordUniversity, has held executive leadership roles in ed-tech startup The Learning Company,and worked at The Clorox Company and Bain & Company.In addition to coaching and mentoring students, executives, and professionals of all ages,Andy serves as a board member or strategic advisor at many for-profit and non-profitorganizations including Handshake, ReBoot Accel, Telemachus, Beyond Barriers AthleticFoundation, Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, New Community Church,and Sports Challenge.Andy has three children, ages 27, 23 and 19, so he is well aware of the challenges parentsand educators face with this generation of early career professionals. He splits his timebetween the San Francisco Bay Area and Winston-Salem, NC.