Ms. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas. She served in Washington from 2001-2006 as Special Assistant to the President for Policy and Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor. In Texas, she was the inaugural Director the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and was Chancellor for Western Governors University. Ms. Stidvent most recently served as President of Stidvent Partners.
Stidvent holds her J.D. from Yale Law School but hails from Texas. The El Paso native got her B.A. at U.T. Austin and has been honored with the Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award.