Kalvin Cummings

Assistant Director, Religion and Spiritual Life
Department : Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education
Office location: Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) – 19 Schussler Road in Room 204 (upper level)

Kalvin Cummings (he/him) serves as the Assistant Director for Religion and Spiritual Life at WPI. Within his role, Kalvin is responsible is primarily responsible for the coordination, implementation, and assessment of campus spiritual life programs and religious observations. Kalvin provides leadership and oversees all aspects of the Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) and its functions, supervises the Campus Chaplains, supports student organizations of faith, as well as leads and coordinate office community service efforts.  

Kalvin was born in Chicago, raised in Tennessee. During undergraduate study as a pre-med student, Kalvin became a student leader with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and found passion in helping to build multicultural community on campus. Kalvin went on to attend seminary and was ordained as an elder in the Church of God in Christ while serving as a youth and campus pastor. Prior to WPI, Kalvin continued on in his career as Lead Clinical Social Worker at New Reach where he oversaw the Connecticut Housing and Engagement Supportive Services (CHESS) program in the Greater New Haven area.  

Kalvin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Milligan College (both in Johnson City, TN). He also continued graduate study in a Master of Counseling Psychology program at Milligan College and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) with a concentration in Religion and Literature at Yale Divinity School.