Veronica “Ronnye” Vargas Stidvent is the chancellor of Western Governors University Texas. She previously served as head of education and training for Dimensional Fund Advisors, and as director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin. From 2004 to 2007, she served as Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to that assignment, she was Special Assistant to the President for Policy.
Before that, she served as a policy adviser in Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. She has been honored by the National Association of Hispanic Publishers as a Latina Role Model.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was honored as a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate. She earned her J.D. at Yale Law School.