Senior Associate Dean
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management
After graduating from the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Chie Kato joined an affiliate of DNP (Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.) where she was responsible for opening franchised classrooms for teaching English to children. In 1991 she left to pursue further studies in the U.S. and returned to Japan in 1993 after receiving a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael’s College, Vermont. She joined the Society for Testing English Proficiency, Inc. (Eiken) and developed a junior version of the English test -- now called Eiken Jr. -- which is administered to over 80,000 people annually.
In 1997 she joined Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), and worked on publishing brochures in the Public Relations Department. She became the director of public relations in 1999 and was responsible for student recruiting, marketing and communications. From 2003 Kato led the effort to end discriminatory treatment of branch campuses of foreign universities and led negotiations with the Japanese government as manager of external relations. This led to TUJ being formally designated as a “Foreign University, Japan Campus” in February 2005 by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, thereby resolving many long-standing issues. The number of students from the U.S. and Europe increased dramatically as the new status enabled TUJ to sponsor student visas. As manager of external relations, Kato was also responsible for alumni relations, fundraising and community relations.
In 2008 Kato assumed the position of associate dean for enrollment management. Her responsibilities included overseeing undergraduate admissions and recruiting, student services, career development, the counseling office, and marketing and communications, as well as non-degree programs, including the Continuing Education and Corporate Education. In 2014 she was appointed senior associate dean in addition to her position as associate dean, enrollment management. Under her leadership, TUJ's undergraduate enrollment has grown from 500 to 1,800.
Kato has served as a councilor (Hyogiin) for Kanagawa Sohgoh High School and Roppongi Junior High School, and is also an external evaluation committee member of MEXT projects for Meiji University.
Temple University, Japan Campus
Office of Senior Associate Dean
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)
Tel: +81-3-5441-9800 Ext. 8430