Dr. H. Keith Moo-Young became chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities in June 2013.
Chancellor Moo-Young previously served as Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles. Before that, he was at Villanova University in Pennsylvania as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.
Chancellor Moo-Young earned his Ph.D. and his master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a leading technological university in New York state. He also holds an executive master’s in technology management from the University of Pennsylvania. Chancellor Moo-Young started his career in higher education at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
As a licensed Professional Engineer, Chancellor Moo-Young has conducted research in solid and hazardous waste management, environmental containment, and remediation technologies. He is known for his innovative ideas, his energy, and his focus on student success.
He is married to Monika Moo-Young, owner of MYI Consulting, an information management and consulting company with offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland, California — and now Richland. They are raising three children.