AUSTIN, Texas — Ryan Streeter, a long-serving government official at the state and federal levels, has been named director of the Center for Politics and Governance at The University of Texas at Austin.
Streeter served most recently as deputy chief of staff to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and previously worked as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and in various roles in the private sector and with think tanks. He holds a doctorate from Emory University and has published multiple books and articles related to politics and policy.
“Ryan’s skills and experiences will allow the Center for Politics and Governance to continue to excel in promoting student engagement and fostering public discussion,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers, whose office oversees the center. “Ryan will further enhance UT’s role in tackling the key policy issues that face our state and nation.”
The center seeks to foster public sector innovation and creative solutions to today’s challenges through teaching, research and real-world engagement. It organizes student internships and courses, conducts research, provides expertise to a wide range of policymakers, and hosts discussion and forums on campus.
“I am honored to join The University of Texas community and help the Center for Politics and Governance enter a new phase of public policy leadership,” Streeter said. “The center’s focus on translating the best ideas from the political process into a governing agenda is needed now more than ever.”
He will begin as director Jan. 2.