Equity Officer

The College has designated Ron Dente, Director, Human Resources as the College Equity Officer.  The Equity Officer in conjunction with College administration, staff, and faculty coordinates the College’s compliance with appropriate statutes, laws and regulations related to civil rights, including equity and access.  Additionally, the Equity Officer insures the submission of the College’s Annual Equity Update Report and conducts investigations or collaborates with the administration to review or investigate complaints of harassment or discrimination based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veteran’s status.

Title IX


  • Discrimination or harassment complaints or concerns may be reported to Ron Dente, Human Resources Director at Edison State College, 8099 College Pkwy., Ft. Myers, FL, 33919, .

  • Student equity concerns should be reported to the Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs & Dean of Students Dr. Waldon Hagan (239) 489-9316 or email or the Director of Human Resources Ron Dente at (239) 489-9293 or email .

  • Employee or community equity concerns should be reported to Ron Dente, Equity Officer at (239) 985-3457 or .

  • For TTY, please call 1-800-955-8771 or 711.

Associated College Operating Procedures (PDF):