City of Dubuque Leisure Services Manager Marie Ware has named Jacqueline Hunter as the City of Dubuque’s new Multicultural Family Center director. She began on October 29. Jacqueline has extensive experience working in community settings with persons of many cultures. Her role as program coordinator for the City of Kissimmee, FL, Parks and Recreation Department at the Chambers Park Community Center afforded her many opportunities to partner with community non-profits and organizations to meet the need of the Center and the children.
As the Multicultural Family Center director, Hunter will work with the Multicultural Family Center board of directors to continue to further their mission of empowering all families of Dubuque to reach their potential and building unity through diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hunter, as the lead of the staff of the Multicultural Family Center, will continue to build upon the programming of the center and expansion of partnerships that have made the center so successful.
Hunter comes to Dubuque after most recently serving the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she was the pre-college coordinator/advisor in the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. Her graduate work was at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she earned a master’s degree in education.