Christine Small, the new Director of Counseling and SSSP, has a genuine desire to see people succeed with their educational and life goals. Originally, from the East Coast, Small grew up on Long Island and spent the last 12 years in Jacksonville, Florida. She has an extensive program development and management background in both the nonprofit sector and higher education, most recently serving as a Grants Manager at Florida State College of Jacksonville.
Desiring to be closer to family, Small and her husband Jason set out to relocate to California. Having lived in places such as Chicago, Washington DC, and Long Island, Christine credits her love of travel to her mother and her mother’s profession (pediatrics with a specialty in Infectious Diseases). “We traveled a lot when I was growing up.” Her mom states her motto was “have bag, will travel,” she said. Among some of her most memorable destinations were Thailand and Indonesia, but Costa Rica was one of her favorite trips in recent years.
Small says she is looking forward to interacting with faculty, staff, and students to provide a great experience in higher education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Florida. An avid dog fan, Small enjoys spending time with her dogs, reading, movies, bargain shopping, and skiing. She has three grown step children all located in Jacksonville.
WELCOME to team Cerro Coso Christine.