Kristen Wharton

Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Kristen Wharton

Phone 863-874-8614

Location Florida Poly South

Office LTB-2127

Directory Office of the President

Kris Wharton provides specialized services and executive level support to the board of trustees of Florida Polytechnic University, including the board chair and associated committees. Wharton works closely with the president and senior leadership to ensure the board is informed of university priorities and strategic initiatives. Additionally, she facilitates, plans, and executes all Board and committee meetings, facilitates new trustee orientations, and coordinates with Board of Governors staff and board liaisons across the State University System to share best practices in board management.

Wharton came to Florida Polytechnic University in April 2013. She has more than 30 years of C-level experience which has included positions at non-profit organizations and managing her own businesses.

Wharton and her husband, Jeff, enjoy traveling, volunteering for their church and other non-profit organizations, and spending copious amounts of time with their five grandchildren.

  • Board President, Scarring Alopecia Foundation, 2021-current
  • Volunteer, City Central Church
  • M.A. in Executive Leadership, Liberty University, 2019
  • B.S. in Technical Theater, Liberty University, 1990
  • Member, Association of Governing Boards
  • Member, National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education