March 13, 2018: Stuart W. Stedman was appointed as the Chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, March 9, 2018. Stedman, of Houston, is the president of Stedman West Interest, Inc. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Advisory Board and a former board member of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Additionally, he is the chairman of the Liberal Arts Advisory Council and member of the Development Board and Blanton Museum National Leadership Board at The University of Texas at Austin. Stedman received a bachelor of arts and master of business administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.