Kedroski Named Interim President at Northwest Florida State College

In Brief:

  • Northwest Florida State College names Dr. Cristie Kedroski as Interim President, effective July 6, 2024.
  • Dr. Kedroski brings over 20 years of experience in higher education and community outreach, with a track record of increasing enrollment and academic innovation.
  • The Board of Trustees and current President Dr. Devin Stephenson express strong confidence in Dr. Kedroski’s leadership during this transitional period.

Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) has announced Dr. Cristie Kedroski as its Interim President, effective July 6, 2024.


NWFSC’s Board of Trustees voted her into the position unanimously.


Dr. Kedroski’s career spans over two decades in community, economic, and higher education, marked by significant achievements in academic administration, student services, and community outreach.


A press release from the college notes she has played a pivotal role in developing innovative academic programs, enhancing student retention and graduation rates, and driving enrollment strategies that have resulted in seven consecutive semesters of increased enrollment.


“I am honored to be selected as the Interim President of Northwest Florida State College,” said Dr. 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.”


Dr. Kedroski’s interim presidency will focus on maintaining the high quality of educational and student support services and advancing the College’s strategic initiatives.


Lori Kelley, Chair of the Board of Trustees, expressed her confidence in Dr. Kedroski’s capabilities. “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.”


Current NWFSC President and President-elect of Florida Polytechnic University, Dr. Devin Stephenson, also praised Dr. Kedroski’s selection. “Her unwavering commitment to the mission and vision of NWFSC and her leadership skills make 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 thanked Dr. Devin Stephenson for his contributions to the College and added in their press release they look forward to selecting a permanent president to build upon his legacy.

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