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Audience in Lecture






Vice President and Professor of Practice


Arizona State University


Christian Osmeña is vice president for enterprise planning at Arizona State University, where he guides strategy and planning to advance the long-term growth of the ASU Enterprise. He is also a professor of practice at ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Before joining ASU, Osmeña served for more than a decade as a leader in California’s state government. Most recently, he was vice chancellor for the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the United States. In this role, he led the team responsible for finance and facilities planning, including the distribution of $7 billion across California's 73 community college districts. Earlier, he worked at the California Department of Finance, the California Governor’s budget office, where he held roles responsible for the state's K-12 and higher education budgets. He also served in the California Office of the Governor as the assistant to the Governor’s chief of staff and as a deputy cabinet secretary. 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.

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