Kristin Stokes is Florida Poly’s associate director of campus wellness and has also served as the campus care manager since 2018. Prior to joining the university, Stokes served as a civilian supervisor with the Lakeland Police Department and coordinated the Victim Services Unit from 2014-18. She also worked for the Polk County School Board as a member of student services and a professional school counselor from 2000 to 2014. Prior to serving as a counselor and while completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Stokes served as a nationally certified legal assistant with the firm of Clark, Campbell & Lancaster from 1989 to 2000.

  • National Board Certified Teacher, School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2010-16
  • Victim Services Practitioner, Florida Office of the Attorney General, 2015-current
  • Credentialed Advocate at the Intermediate Level/Designated as Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist, National Organization of Victim Assistance, 2015-current
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification, National Council for Behavioral Health, 2020-23
  • Campus Threat Management, National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, 2018-current
  • Board Member, Lakeland Police Chaplaincy Corp, Inc., 2019-current
  • Instructor/Guest Speaker, Peace River Center’s Crisis Intervention Team Training, 2018-current
  • M.A. in Counselor Education, University of South Florida, 2001
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of South Florida, 1996
  • Premier Member, National Association of Victim Assistance, 2015-current
  • Member, National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, 2018-current
  • Member, NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2019-current