Title IX Resources

Please follow the links below for additional information on Title IX.

Contacts

Title IX is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Polk State College. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at the College, below is a list of staff members who partner with the Title IX Coordinator to maintain Title IX compliance.

Ms. Valparisa J. Baker
Chief Diversity Officer, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Title IX Coordinator
863.292.3602
Winter Haven Campus
WAD 227
vbaker@polk.edu

Lt. Emmett Andrews
Security Coordinator
863.581.5492
Winter Haven Campus
WAD 250
eandrews@polk.edu
For additional information, please visit Campus Safety & Security.

Ms. Kristen Sykes, Interim Assistant Director
Office of Human Resources
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
WAD 209
863.297.1076
ksykes@polk.edu

Kimberly Pearsall
Director, Disability & Counseling Services
LTB 1273
Voice: 863.669.2309
Fax: 863.297.1006
kpearsall@polk.edu

Dr. Larry Pakowski, Executive Dean
Student Services – Lakeland
Polk State College
3425 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
LTB 1294
863.669.2813
lpakowski@polk.edu

Dr. Lawrence Pakowski, Executive Dean
Student Services-Winter Haven
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
WAD 153A
lpakowski@polk.edu

Additional Resources (Ombudsman)

Ms. Kimberly Pearsall
Director, Disability and Counseling Services
863.669.2309
Lakeland Campus
LTB 1273
kpearsall@polk.edu

Ms. Christina Fullerton
Director, TLCC & Learning Resources
863.292.3663
Winter Haven Campus
WLR 356
cfullerton@polk.edu