Everett Chandler (Chan) a long time resident of the central coast, passed at home in San Luis Obispo on March 23, 2020 at the age of 103. Chan had lived in the Central Coast for the last 69 years in both Atascadero and San Luis Obispo. Chan grew up in the Bay Area and attended the University of California, Berkeley graduating in 1939. After graduation Everett worked for the State of California, then joined and served in the Army Air Force during WWII.
After the war he again worked for the State of California, but in 1951 became the Dean of Students at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). During his tenure the University grew from 1000 all male students to a coeducational school with over 16,000 students. Everett retired in 1977 and was awarded the national Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Student Affairs Leadership, the first administrator from a non-research university to receive such an honor. He helped build Cal Poly into a well respected and popular University. Everett also received a PhD from Michigan State University during this time.
After retiring from Cal Poly, Everett spent ten years at Blakeslee and Blakeslee as a investment advisor. Everett is survived by his children, Alan, Ann, Marge, Bret and Mark and three grandchildren, Nick, Greg and Lea. A celebration of his life will be held in the future.