St Paul’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey-Jane (TJ) Christie as Vice Warden of St Paul’s College. This position will be the Warden’s deputy and particularly focus on the student life of the College. TJ joined St Paul’s at the beginning of 2022 as the Head of Co-residential Transition and has become a vitally important member of the College’s Senior Staff and residential life team. She is known around College for her warmth and wisdom along with her genuine care for our students and desire to see them do their best. TJ will continue to reside at St Paul’s with her husband Steve and Golden Labrador, “Soph”.
TJ’s work as Head of Co-residential Transition has involved recruiting and interviewing potential freshers and student leaders as well as driving and overseeing upgrades to the College facilities.
TJ brings to the role of Vice Warden a wealth of experience from her extensive involvement 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 was acting deputy on a number of occasions. In 2021 she served 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.
The Warden and our staff team are excited that TJ will be stepping into the role of Vice Warden at St Paul’s at this pivotal time in the College’s history. TJ will begin in her new role at the beginning of September 2022.