Welcome, Christie Fitz-Patrick!

Christie Fitz-Patrick has been named the new associate vice president of administrative affairs for New College. She will be working directly with Chris Kinsley, the vice president of finance and administration.

Fitz-Patrick will work with Kinsley on the budget and serve in an oversight role in key areas: application support and development; information technology; environmental health and safety/emergency management; and campus police matters.

Fitz-Patrick previously worked at the Florida Department of State for the past decade, serving in multiple roles, such as: legislative affairs director, budget director, grants director, deputy secretary of state, and deputy chief of staff. She oversaw government affairs, agency operations, and prepared and managed annual budgets exceeding $100 million. She successfully secured additional funding for state government programs, and passed key legislation to build a better election process in Florida.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in political science from the University of South Florida, and a master’s degree in applied American politics and policy from Florida State University.