Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


Florida State University's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is responsible for advancing and monitoring the University's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); Sexual Misconduct (SM); Affirmative Action (AA); Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and Telecommuting policies, procedures, programs, and initiatives.

EDI accomplishes this by:

  • Working to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
  • Promoting a culturally diverse and inclusive work and educational environment where faculty and staff are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, and promoted for their performance.
  • Developing policies and procedures to enhance equity for all employees.
  • Communicating the University's commitment through training, education, and program development.

The Florida State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer supporting a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Mental Health in the Workplace Panel Discussion October 2020

Panel Discussion Video Link

In observation of Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office (EDI) in Human Resources, hosted a panel discussion on Mental Health in the Workplace. 

Kyle Caswell is a counselor at the FSU Employee Assistance Program. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master’s Certified Addictions Professional (MCAP).

Denice Henderson is a Senior HR Specialist and serves as the FMLA Administrator within the Office of Human Resources. Denice manages all aspects of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for the University and is responsible for ensuring that departments comply with federal, state, and local laws, and University policies.

Dr. Yvonne Langdon-Maduekwe is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida and currently serves as an Assistant Director and the Director of Outreach at the Florida State University Counseling Center. Dr. Langdon-Maduekwe received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Howard University in 2010 and has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Amber Wagner is the FSU ADA Coordinator and is responsible for facilitating reasonable accommodations in the workplace. She also serves in the Office of Human Resources.


General Inquiries

 Phone: 850-645-6519

Main Fax:
 Fax: 850-645-9504

Medical Fax:
 Fax: 850-645-9512

Raja Benton

EDI Specialist

Kevin Moore

Compliance Investigator

Michelle Douglas

Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office/Chief Diversity Officer

Annie Grier

Senior Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion

Amber Wagner

Compliance Investigator

Marcy Valenzuela

Compliance Investigator

Denice Henderson

Senior HR Specialist, FMLA
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