Veronica Vargas Stidvent
Published January 20, 2013
Updated January 18, 2021

Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas. She is also president of Stidvent Partners, a consulting firm founded in 2013.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from UT and a law degree from Yale, Stidvent served as President George W. Bush’s special assistant for policy. She has also worked as assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and as a policy advisor in the Office of Managements and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In 2016, Stidvent was appointed to the State of Texas Governor’s Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs.

Expertise: Immigration policy and reform, Latino politics, law, business, Hispanic culture and identity, Hispanic leadership

Location: Austin, Texas


Phone: (512) 673-3878

Phone (CWL office): (512) 232-5166

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