Center Staff

Darnell Tucker
Director, IDEAS Center

Pronouns I use: He/Him/His

Darnell Tucker (Tuck), originally from Cleveland, Ohio, earned his Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Mount Union in 2015. Upon graduating from Mount Union, Tuck was announced to the Wayne Manzila Diversity Internship program where he served as an advisor to various diversity organizations at Mount Union and assisted with diversity programming on campus while working in the marketing office. Tuck earned his Master of Education in higher education and student personnel from Kent State University in 2017. He joins the Allegheny College community as the director of the IDEAS Center after serving as the internal communications and event manager at Mount Union. 

Tuck has held a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion during his professional career including developing conference presentations, attending national conferences on diversity and leadership, developing professional leadership seminars, and founding Brothers Building Bonds, an organization that focuses on mentorship for men of color.

Mikka Hunt 
Program Coordinator, IDEAS Center

Pronouns I use: She/Her/Hers

Mikka Hunt earned a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies.  She has worked in the IDEAS Center for 2 years and has dedicated her professional career to supporting students outside of the classroom.  Mikka has over 10 years of experience in a variety of nonprofits from being a summer camp counselor, Americorps Vista, and Director of Youth Programs for several organizations all across multiple states.  She has experience in developing creative programming for a wide range of students coming from various socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. As someone who identifies as Japanese, Caucasian, and Native American, Mikka values the complexities and intersectionality found in one’s identity. She is passionate about creating a space that allows students to feel their story can be told and heard.  It is her goal that her dedication to the IDEAS Center and its mission will guide her in developing supportive relationships with students in hopes that she can be a participant in the journey of discovering identities, finding passions, and achieving academic success on the Allegheny campus.