St Paul’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey-Jane (TJ) Christie as Head of Co-residential Transition, a new Senior Staff role to support the implementation and welcome of the College’s first undergraduate women.
TJ brings to St Paul’s a wealth of experience in collegiate communities since her own undergraduate days as a student at Sancta Sophia College. Following graduation TJ worked as a solicitor and human resources manager for more than two decades before returning to College leadership and becoming the Vice-Principal of Sancta. In 2014 she moved to St John’s College where she served primarily as Dean until 2020 and in 2021 she has been serving as the Deputy Head of John XXIII College at ANU. In these roles she has been a passionate advocate for student development and academic advancement while always remaining actively involved in pastoral care and wellbeing. Furthermore, TJ has played a significant role in cultural renewal within Colleges and was heavily involved in implementing the recommendations of the 2017 Broderick Review. Former students and colleagues have testified to the profound significance TJ has had in the collegiate communities she has been a part of.
As Head of Co-residential Transition, TJ will be responsible for the recruitment and leadership development of St Paul’s first undergraduate women, both seniors and freshers. As the College transitions to becoming co-residential in 2023, we are looking forward to TJ’s role in ensuring the voices of our future young women leaders inform and shape our transition. She will also work together with current Paulines and other staff to ensure the College is best prepared to provide the highest standard of collegiate experience for men and women in the years ahead.
The Warden and our staff team are excited that TJ will be joining St Paul’s at this pivotal time in the College’s history. TJ is married to Steve and she will begin in her role at the end of January 2022.