Kristin Stokes

Associate Director, Campus Wellness Management

Office Location

Academic Success Center East (in Residence Hall II), Room 124B, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805



Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education from the University of South Florida

Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida

Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Polk State College



Kristin Stokes joined the team at Florida Polytechnic University in 2018 after serving as the coordinator of victim services at the Lakeland Police Department for four years. Her work with the Lakeland Police Department focused on assisting survivors of crime in terms of emotional support, victim compensation, and understanding the criminal justice process. She also has 14 years of experience working as a professional school counselor and referral coordinator of exceptional student services for the Polk County School Board. Prior to her time working for Polk County, she worked as a paralegal in the Lakeland area for 10 years with an emphasis on civil litigation and foreclosures.


Awards and Honors

  • Nationally Credentialed Advocate with the National Organization for Victim Assistance as a Comprehensive Victim Services Practitioner at the Intermediate Level
  • National Credential as a School Counselor from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • National Credential through the National Association of Legal Assistants


Professional Activities

  1. National Organization for Victim Assistance as a Premier Member
  2. National Behavorial Intervention Team Association
  3. American Counseling Association


Community Involvement

  1. Member, Lakeland Police Department Chaplaincy Board
  2. Presenter, Crisis Intervention Team Training with Peace River Center for local law enforcement personnel
  3. Therapy dog owner/handler working with local schools, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and medical wards for patients with dementia