Lydia Riley is Chief of Staff for The University of Texas System Office of Academic Affairs. As Chief of Staff, Lydia assists with planning, implementing, and advancing strategic priorities for the Office of Academic Affairs and supports efforts to streamline office operations. Lydia has been with UT System since July 2016, most recently serving as Director, Academic Affairs. Before joining the UT System, Lydia was a research manager at American Association of Nurse Practitioners, where she worked to advance the Association’s policy agenda by developing and overseeing studies related to advanced nursing education and workforce issues.
Lydia is a native Oregonian and graduate of Oregon State University. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
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