Dr. Diaz-Espinoza became a Case Coordinator in the office of Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX in January of 2021. He has served in various roles in higher education including, admissions, advising, diversity programs, leadership, and working with first-generation college students. As a Case Coordinator, Mito meets with Baylor students and community members to discuss their rights, options, and resources through the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office. He facilitates intake administration, resolution processes, personal and academic accommodations, and provides support to those involved with the process.
Prior to this role, Dr. Diaz-Espinoza served in the Academy for Leadership Development and Student Success Initiatives offices at Baylor University. Mito also served as a Title IX Hearing Panelist for the University for two years before joining the Equity Office. Dr. Diaz-Espinoza has a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Texas A&M University, a Master’s of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with his dissertation focused on first-generation Latino men and their motivation to pursue higher education. He is also involved in various other initiatives at Baylor and the Greater Waco area.