Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Reginald Toussant with the Office of Student Services.
Do you know of a Baylor staff member who exemplifies our values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Excellence (RIITE)? Nominate him or her to be featured in Spotlight by emailing Dana Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Reginald Toussant
Title: Manager, Student Success
Department: Office of Student Services
How long have you been at BCM? 1 year and 10 months
What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The students, hands down. We have some of the most accomplished and humble students in the country here at BCM, and they’re poised to do things that can literally change the world one day. Being able to work directly with them in multiple capacities is incredibly humbling, and infinitely rewarding.
Where were you born? Galveston
What is your favorite kind of food? Barbecue and seafood
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? Pappadeaux/Pappadeaux Platter (no crawfish, extra shrimp)
What’s on your music playlist? It’s a little eclectic to be honest: Gospel (Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, etc.); the soundtrack from the “Lion King”; a lot of hip hop, new and old, some Amy Winehouse; a lot of Neo Soul (Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, etc.); and some Motown era classics like the Temptations, Alexander O’Neal, Smokey Robinson, etc.
What is your dream vacation? An island (any island) with clear water, no mosquitoes, no cellular service, no natural predators and clear blue water … ideally, also no hurricanes or potential for natural disasters.
What is your favorite TV show? “The Office” (U.S.). I’ve probably seen every single episode at least 10 times.
Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … Am currently learning how to play the piano!
What are some of your personal hobbies? Basketball, running, working out, dominoes, finding new places to eat in Houston (especially chicken and waffles), video games and hanging out with the family in Galveston.
Last book you read? “The Outsiders”
Last movie you saw? “Logan”
Any kids? Pets? No kids, but I do have a dog. He’s a Boxer/Bulldog mix, and his name’s Rocko.
Favorite food on campus? I’m definitely a fan of the baked potatoes at Morrison’s.
Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Probably Third Coast. Convenient location, nice scenery and great service.