Rebecca Ruan O'shaughnessy

Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughnessy

Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support

Ruan-O’Shaughnessy joins the Chancellor’s Office from Jobs for the Future, where she led and drove many California-focused projects. Her work there centered on economic advancement strategies and included cross-sector network building, inclusive regional economic development strategies and lifelong learning system design. She brings a broad-based perspective to the office, with substantial experience in private sector, public service and nonprofit work, in organizations large and small. Much of Ruan-O’Shaughnessy’s work has been at the intersection of policy design, strategic planning and project implementation, with an emphasis on catalyzing economic empowerment and social mobility.

Her experiences include service as vice president at United Healthcare, where she worked in a national unit that developed integrated health and human services strategies to improve population health outcomes for the company’s six million Medicaid members; the first corporate executive for a U.S. subsidiary of a global manufacturer, where she led the company’s transition from concept to full production with over 1,000 employees within 18 months; and the head of a state economic development office that made strategic business and economic investments.

Ruan-O’Shaughnessy received her bachelor’s degree in economics and Japanese studies from Connecticut College and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

John Stanskas John Stanskas

Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support

In his role as the vice chancellor of educational services and support, Stanskas will manage transfer, curriculum and intersegmental work. Stanskas will focus on curriculum chaptering and approval; intersegmental coordination with California State University, University of California and private four-year institution partners; student equity programs; emerging programs and initiatives; enrollment and retention initiatives; and innovations in teaching and learning. Stanskas replaces Aisha Lowe, who was promoted to the position of executive vice chancellor for the Equitable Student Learning, Experience and Impact Office.

Stanskas has served as dean of science at San Bernardino Valley College and the president of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Prior to that he spent 25 years serving California’s community colleges as a faculty member. Stanskas earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mary Washington College in Virginia and a PhD in nuclear chemistry from the University of Maryland.