Director of Governmental Relations
Sam Snideman joined the Office of Governmental Relations as Director of Governmental Relations in January 2015. He has spent the bulk of his career in public service and higher education, spending three years with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education as a senior policy analyst and Director of Alignment and Readiness. He was part of the leadership team that guided the development of Indiana’s College and Career Ready Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. After leaving the Commission, he briefly worked as Assistant Director of the Indiana Regional Works Councils, helping provide guidance and support to the five Regional Works Councils in southern Indiana as they worked to align K-12, higher education, and workforce policies. He has also served as contract faculty at Indiana State University and Ivy Tech Community College.
Sam earned his B.S. in political science from Indiana State University, his M.A. in political science from Texas A&M University – College Station, and his Ed.D. in Higher Education from Ball State University.