A new Title IX coordinator has joined Baylor College of Medicine, while some familiar faces have taken on new leadership roles at the College.
Toni Gray has been named director of Title IX & Disability Services in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. She has more than eight years of compliance and human resources experience. She joins us from Texas Southern University, where she served in several roles during her tenure: Title IX coordinator, deputy Title IX coordinator and senior employee relations specialist. While at TSU, she also provided disability services and investigated ADA complaints. Prior to TSU, Gray worked at UTHealth, Houston Community College and Prairie View A&M University. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and an M.S. in Law, Human Relations & Organizational Development from Champlain College. Learn more about Toni Gray.
Dr. Mark Harbott
Dr. Mark Harbott, associate professor of anesthesiology at Baylor, has been named Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine, effective July 1. The position involves collaborating with the College’s Graduate Medical Education Committee with the authority and responsibility for oversight and administration of BCM’s GME program. In addition, it involves the responsibility of assuring compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which is responsible for accrediting all graduate medical training programs for physicians across the country.
Harbott joined Baylor in 2005 and was named assistant program director of the anesthesiology residency program in 2007 and the associate program director in 2010. He has been the program director since 2013 and has served as the vice chair of education in anesthesiology since 2016. His professional interests include resident education, neuroanesthesia and trauma anesthesia.
He earned his medical degree in 1996 from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he completed a one-year internship in general surgery and internal medicine. In 2001, Harbott came to Baylor for his internship and residency in anesthesiology. He completed his master’s degree in healthcare administration in 2010 at Trinity University in San Antonio.
Dr. Jesus G. Vallejo
Dr. Jesus G. Vallejo, who has served as assistant dean of admission since 2013, will now take on additional responsibilities as the associate dean of admissions, diversity, equity and multicultural affairs at Baylor. He will assist with daily operations of the admissions procedures and recruitment and also lead student and trainee diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives in the School of Medicine. Vallejo also has served as co-director of the Clinical Scientist Training Program in the GSBS since 2014.
He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Baylor School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his pediatric internship, pediatric residency and postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Texas Children’s Hospital. He joined Baylor in 1995 as instructor of pediatrics – infectious diseases.
Vallejo has held numerous leadership positions during his tenure and, as an accomplished researcher, has mentored numerous students, residents and faculty. He has been recognized as an outstanding clinician and mentor.
Dr. David Rowley
Dr. David Rowley has been named assistant dean of the foundational sciences in the School of Medicine. He has been serving as director of foundational sciences since 2017.
Rowley received his doctoral degree from University of Iowa and completed his postgraduate training at Baylor College of Medicine. He has held numerous leadership positions, including vice chair for education for department of molecular and cellular biology, since 2017. He leads the Cancer Biology Program in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and has receive numerous teaching awards. Rowley is an accomplished researcher and has also developed and implemented curriculum in both the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.