About Sherrica D. Hunt
Sherrica Hunt’s life motto is “Hunt For Greatness”! She believes everyone should always strive to be greater than they were yesterday. The miracles of her children inspire her theory on life. Her daughter Madisyn was due to miscarry due to a subchorionic hemorrhage, and her son Kaven was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at birth, causing blindness. Today, her daughter is a bright-eyed, intelligent, competitive cheerleader, and her son is a curious, intelligent, and loveable pre-K student who was once blind but now can see!
Sherrica is passionate about connecting people and businesses to resources to help them achieve their goals. She believes in the power of networking, a skill set that has enabled her to significantly impact multiple industries with diverse populations by being her authentic self and adaptable to her surroundings.
Throughout her experiences, she has had to adapt to that of a thermostat, setting the tone in all her environments (tranquil and chaotic) by her attitude, how she worked, and how she responded to issues. She has learned to go beyond thinking outside the box but has erased the box by being the first in
many of her roles. She is driven by results and is a strategic-focused go-getter with an entrepreneurial passion for inspiring others to invest in themselves and the causes they love.
Sherrica has over 15 years of experience in domestic and international marketing and business development in various industries; investment banking, technology, human resources, nonprofit, and higher education. Sherrica has gained perspicacity in fostering and sustaining business relationships and advancing initiatives across the globe in cities and states such as Atlanta, New York City, Rome, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Alabama, and Illinois. While serving in corporate America, she was an advocate for social responsibility by identifying and supporting local community initiatives through volunteerism and financial support.
Sherrica served in the inaugural role as director of institutional advancement at Bishop State Community College. She collaborated with the Bishop State Foundation to create a strong culture of philanthropy with alumni, businesses, and the community. She was instrumental in raising over 1M+ dollars in scholarships, programming, and emergency funds during the pandemic. She was the first to develop a state-wide initiative called G.L.A.M. “Girls Learning About Manufacturing” on campus to close the gender gap in the regional manufacturing industry. As the first Assistant Vice Chancellor for Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Southern Illinois University Foundation, she develops strategies to interact with identity-based alumni affinity groups to advance the institution’s mission of fostering an inclusive culture for student success. In her short time there, she and her colleague developed Saluki Women’s Weekend to create an experience for like-minded women to identify and cultivate the next generation of women philanthropists and servant leaders.
Sherrica is a graduate of Talladega College with a BA in biology; St. John’s University Tobin College of Business with an MBA in marketing and finance; New York University with a professional certification in human resource management; and a current doctoral student studying higher education administration. Sherrica is a 2018 Leadership Mobile graduate, a 2019 Leadership Alabama Initiative graduate, and most recently, a 2022 St. Louis FOCUS Women in Leadership program graduate. She was honored in Mobile Bay Magazine as a 2019 Class of 40 under 40 member and a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow for the Women’s Foundation of Alabama. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois and the Jackson Country CEO program. She also serves as a commissioner on the Human Relations Committee for the City of Carbondale, IL.
Sherrica’s favorite quote is: “No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey.
She is the wife of Marshall, an educator, entrepreneur, and mother of four beautiful children, Braxton, Malachi, Madiysn, and Kaven.