The CDHS Office of Children, Youth and Families is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team – Dr. Meghan Stidd, who will serve as the Director of the Division of Community Programs (DCP).
Dr. Stidd will lead the division, which includes the Domestic Violence Program, Colorado Sexual Health Initiative, Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program, Collaborative Management Program, and Juvenile Parole Board.
Prior to her joining CDHS, Dr. Stidd served as the Assistant Dean for External Relations for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business where she oversaw community relations, career development, internships, alumni relations, executive education, and marketing. She also has experience leading legislative programs and served as the Regional Director for Mountain Pacific Troops to Teachers program, a federally funded U.S. Department of Defense program. In the early days of her career, she worked as a substitute teacher and volunteered in elementary and middle school classrooms while earning her certification in middle school mathematics.
In addition to her professional roles, Dr. Stidd has served on a wide variety of boards including the Cooperative Education and Internship Association Board of Directors, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Community College Business Department Advisory Board, and the Peyton Way Foundation Board.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a dual emphasis in Human Resource Management and Marketing and a minor in Leadership Studies. She also earned a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy.
Dr. Stidd was raised in an agricultural community in Eastern El Paso County and maintains the family farm with her sister and their families. Dr. Stidd loves living in the wide open space of the countryside with her husband, daughter, and their many animals.