Christian Osmeña is vice president for enterprise planning at Arizona State University, where he leads strategy and planning to support the long-term growth 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 state government. He was a vice chancellor for the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the United States. Earlier, he worked at the California Department of Finance, where he focused on education policy and finance. 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 member of the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, also known as the First Things First State Board. He was a member of the board of the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, then known as UC Hastings.
In 2023, Osmeña was selected to be both a delegate to the Filipino Young Leaders Program delegate and an Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow. He has also participated in the Flinn-Brown Fellowship, the Pahara Fellowship, and the California Education Policy Fellowship. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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.