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Subdistrict 4 Candidate -- Eleftheria "Libby" Fitzgerald

Libby Fitzgerald
Eleftheria "Libby" Fitzgerald

Eleftheria "Libby" Fitzgerald of Chesterfield is a retired associate professor in counseling at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.

Fitzgerald, 62, is seeking public office for the first time.  She served two terms as president of the JCD-NEA.

"As a faculty member for 33-1/2 years, I have been a strong advocate for both students and the community," she said. "I hope to continue this advocacy as a board member of St. Louis Community College."

Fitzgerald has received several awards for service to STLCC and students, including the Forest Park President’s Star Award in 1995 and the President’s WOW Award in 2004.  She was recognized by the college’s board of trustees in 1999 for students’ cultural enhancement, and was nominated by students for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Teachers in America in 1993. She also earned the Forest Park campus Innovation of the Year Award in 1997.

Fitzgerald has served both as president and vice president of local chapter of the Daughters of Epirus, which promotes academic excellence and scholarship among young women, and also supports philanthropic issues both in the United States and Greece.  She also was a board member of the Ponepiotic Federation of America, a group that defends human rights for the Greek ethnic minority in Albania.

Fitzgerald holds a master's degree in counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her bachelor's degree in psychology is from Saint Louis University.