Stacey Napier, J.D.

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Stacey Napier, J.D.

STACEY NAPIER, Austin, Texas, was appointed General Counsel to the U. T. System Board of Regents effective January 1, 2024, after prior service as the Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations at The University of Texas System.

Ms. Napier began her career in state government working in the Texas House of Representatives as a legislative aide to State Representative Kenn George and later as General Counsel and Chief of Staff to State Senator Florence Shapiro.  In 2003, she joined then-Attorney General Greg Abbott as the Chief of the Intergovernmental Relations Division at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Over the next 12 years, she served in various roles of increasing responsibility at the OAG, including Senior Counsel to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for Administration, where she oversaw eight divisions within the OAG.  In January of 2015, Governor Abbott named Ms. Napier as the Director of Administration for the Office of the Governor.  In this role, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the agency, continued to routinely interact with legislators and staff, and testified on behalf of the agency in budget hearings throughout the session.

In February 2016, Ms. Napier was named Executive Director of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).  As Executive Director, Ms. Napier oversaw the agency’s $750 million biennial budget, all employees, contracts, and initiatives. Ms. Napier served as Executive Director through October 2018, when she joined the U. T. System Administration. She continued to serve the state as the Governor’s higher education appointee on the DIR board, concluding that service in late 2023.

Ms. Napier earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a law degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. She is licensed by the State Bar of Texas. Stacey and her husband Rod are the proud parents of two sons.

last updated January 2024