Ryan Cornner, Ed.D.

Ryan Cornner received his M.S.W. from USC in 2006 and his Ed.D. in 2010. Dr. Cornner currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness for the Los Angeles Community College District. The District is comprised of nine community colleges serving nearly 250,000 students a year. In his position, Dr. Cornner oversees the District functions related to curriculum development, academic and student support services, research, planning, accreditation and information technology. Dr. Cornner was responsible for the development of the District’s new Strategic Plan and for the ongoing efforts to implement its goals across the District. Over the past year, he has overseen the launch of the LA College Promise, a comprehensive first-year experience program that offers free tuition to all graduates of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has also worked with the colleges in partnerships with the CSU system to develop a reverse transfer pilot that will assist students with completing their first degree through a combination of university and community college credits. Over the past decade, he has served as Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at East Los Angeles College, Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning and Innovation at Pasadena City College and as a part-time instructor with Los Angeles Pierce College and East Los Angeles College. He serves as a faculty member and advisory committee member for the Master’s Program in Higher Education Counseling Program at the USC Rossier School of Education.