Kalvin Cummings (he/him) serves as the Assistant Director for Religion and Spiritual Life at WPI. Within his role, Kalvin 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 University Campus Chaplains, supports student organizations of faith, as well as leads and coordinates the office’s community service efforts.
Kalvin was born in Chicago, raised in Tennessee. During undergraduate study, 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 graduate seminary at Emmanuel School of Religion and was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ while serving as a youth and campus pastor at East Tennessee State University. Prior to WPI, Kalvin continued on in his career as Lead Clinical Social Worker at New Reach Inc. 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 University (both in Johnson City, TN). He also continued graduate study in a Master of Counseling Psychology program at Milligan University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) with a concentration in Religion and Literature at Yale Divinity School.