Robert M. Randolph is the first Chaplain to the Institute, installed on September 30, 2007, in a ceremony representative of the varied religious/non-religious strands of thought at MIT. His role, according to the President of the Institute, is to be the "guardian of the core values of the Institute." He has been an important part of student life at MIT since 1978, organizing and founding what is now known as Student Support Services. He is a Housemaster in Bexley Hall along with his wife, Jan.
Randolph has degrees from Abilene Christian College, Pepperdine University, Yale, Brandeis, and the Andover Newton Theological School. Prior to MIT, Randolph was a chaplain, an inner-city minister, a director of residence, and an instructor in History.
You can view his blog at http://mitchaplain.blogspot.com.