Christian Osmeña

Christian Osmeña is vice president for enterprise planning at Arizona State University, where he guides the development and execution of plans to expand the impact of the ASU Public Enterprise. He is also a professor of practice in ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Before joining ASU, Osmeña served for more than a decade as a leader in California’s government. He was a vice chancellor for the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the United States. Earlier, he worked as an analyst and then principal analyst at the California Department of Finance, where he focused on education issues for most of his tenure. He also served in the Office of the Governor of California as the assistant to the Governor’s chief of staff and as a deputy cabinet secretary.

Osmeña is currently a trustee and chairperson of the board of trustees of California College; a member of the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, also known as the First Things First State Board; and the Audit Committee of the City of Phoenix. He was a member of the board of the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, then known as UC Hastings.

He is a past participant in the United States-Spain Council’s Young Leaders Program, the Filipino Young Leaders Program, the Flinn-Brown Fellowship, the Pahara Fellowship, and the California Education Policy Fellowship. He is a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and a member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

Osmeña earned a doctorate in education from the University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.