|Position:||Assistant Director of Enrichment Services|
Marqus Hunter was named Assistant Director of Enrichment Services on July 1, 2017.
He was promoted to his current position after serving two years as Columbia’s Enrichment Services Coordinator. As part of his new role, Hunter will assist with the career development and tutoring program, provide guidance and career counseling to student-athletes, help plan events including career forums and workshops, and assist student-athletes in securing internships and job-readiness skills.
"We are thrilled to have Marqus continue with us in his new role,” Associate Athletics Director for Enrichment Services Jessica De Palo said. “He has been an impactful contributor to the success of our program and I know that he will continue to serve our student-athletes at the highest level in this new position."
He arrived at Columbia from Muhlenberg College, where he spent four years as its Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Coordinator for Athletic Diversity Initiatives. As Coordinator for Athletic Diversity Initiatives at Muhlenberg, Hunter was responsible for developing programming and establishing mentoring relationships to promote the retention and success of students and student-athletes from under-represented populations on campus. He was also responsible for facilitating leadership development programming for all Muhlenberg sports teams as well as assisting with the implementation of campus wide cultural awareness programming. As part of the Muhlenberg men’s basketball coaching staff, he served as the team’s coordinator for academic support in which he provided guidance and implemented systems to ensure the student-athletes in the men’s basketball program were in the best position to succeed academically.
A Paterson, N.J. native, Hunter graduated with a degree in sports management in 2009 from Misericordia University where he was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team and received the Coaches Achievement Award as a senior. He went on to earn his master's in organizational management, with a specialization in human resources from Misericordia in 2011.