Cicely Hunter is the assistant director in the Student Affairs Office of Equity and Inclusion. Cicely, a native of Kenosha, spent six years in Missouri where she studied at Saint Louis University in the Department of American Studies. Her research interests intertwine aspects of diasporic histories, racial relations, and social movements during the twentieth century.
Prior to joining the Carthage College community in 2020, Cicely served as a research assistant for the Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation Project in Canada and the United States, where she studied the lived experiences of enslaved people who were owned, rented, or borrowed by the Jesuits, a religious order of priests and brothers.
She also worked with high school and undergraduate students as an instructor of record and teaching assistant at Saint Louis University and Marquette University’s TRIO Pre-College and College Division, the Upward Bound Program, and Student Support Services.
Cicely’s strong academic background in American studies and our racial history will help impact Carthage’s anti-racism education efforts.
Additionally, Cicely’s extensive work with pre-college students in addressing issues related to educational persistence, mentoring, navigating the college experience and leadership development will be crucial in our work to address the disparities in Carthage’s retention and matriculation rates.
- B.A. — History and Political Science, Marquette University
- M.A. — American Studies, Saint Louis University
Main responsibilities at Carthage
Cicely Hunter will assist the office’s director, Roger Moreano, in fulfilling the mission of supporting underrepresented students for success at Carthage; creating an inclusive campus community; and developing, leading, and facilitating programming to educate the campus community on issues of equity and inclusion.
She will also work closely with cultural and identity-based student organizations, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students across campus to develop and enhance services that support students from underrepresented groups on campus.
Favorite thing about working at Carthage
“Interacting with the student population.”
“I enjoy attending plays, listening to music, traveling, researching archival materials, and spending time with family and friends.”