Varselles L. Cummings - University of Houston
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Varselles L. Cummings (he/him/his)


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Varselles Cummings has over 13 years of experience serving in various Student Affairs roles. He hails from Fresno, California and earned his B.A. in Mass Media Communication from Wilberforce University. While at Wilberforce University he was involved in several co-curricular and extracurricular activities. He was involved in everything from Student Government Association to Residence Life to Choir. His undergraduate involvement sparked his interest in the field of Student Affairs.

After his graduation in 2008, Varselles stayed at his alma mater and worked as an Admissions Counselor for two years. In 2012, he received his Master's degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a specialization in Student Affairs from San Diego State University (SDSU). While at SDSU, he worked in the Resident Education Office at San Diego State as an Assistant Residence Hall Coordinator. He also served as the Graduate Advisor for the Afrikan Student Union. In June 2012 Varselles relocated to Texas to work at Texas Christian University where he served as a Hall Director from 2012-2015. Most recently, Varselles served as a Program Advisor in the Department of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University. In January 2020 he started at the University of Houston serving as the Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

"The great poet Tupac Shakur said, "I may not change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world." This quote has been integral to how I approach my role as an educator and Student Affairs professional. I am excited about the possibility to spark the brain of world changers at the University of Houston as the Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Serving in this capacity will allow me to continue developing students and professional staff as well as advance my career goals as a Student Affairs professional. #GOCOOGS"