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Northwest Florida State College Selects Dr. Cristie Kedroski to Serve as Interim President

Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Cristie Kedroski as Interim President effective July 6, 2024. Dr. Kedroski's selection by the Board of Trustees was unanimous, reflecting the confidence and trust placed in her ability to lead with integrity, vision, and a deep understanding of the College’s mission.

Dr. Kedroski brings with her more than 20 years of community, economic, and higher education experience. Her background demonstrates significant achievements in academic administration, student services, grant management, and community outreach. Dr. Kedroski has been instrumental in developing innovative academic programs and spearheading initiatives that enhanced student retention and graduation rates as well as overseeing enrollment management strategies that have led the College to seven consecutive semesters of increased enrollment.

“I am honored to be selected as the Interim President of Northwest Florida State College,” stated Dr. Cristie Kedroski. “I look forward to working closely with our dedicated faculty, staff, and community partners to continue our mission of providing exceptional educational opportunities and fostering a supportive and innovative learning environment for all students.”

As Interim President, Dr. Kedroski will focus on maintaining the high quality of educational and student support services the College provides to all of its students and stewarding the College’s strategic initiatives.

“I extend our congratulations to Dr. Cristie Kedroski on her selection as Interim President of Northwest Florida State College,” said Lori Kelley, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Dr. Kedroski’s experience and dedication to this institution make her the ideal candidate to guide the College during this transitional period. The Board had thorough deliberations, ensuring we chose an Interim President who embodies the College’s values.”

“My congratulations to Dr. Cristie Kedroski on her selection as Interim President of Northwest Florida State College,” remarked Dr. Devin Stephenson, current President of Northwest Florida State College and President-elect of Florida Polytechnic University. “Her unwavering commitment to the mission and vision of NWFSC combined with her leadership skills, makes her a great choice for this interim role. I look forward to observing the continued innovation and advancement of the institution under Dr. Kedroski’s leadership.”

The Board of Trustees extends its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Devin Stephenson and looks forward to selecting a permanent president to continue the remarkable growth and achievements he has laid the groundwork for throughout his years of service to the College.

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