New Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene - Diane A. Hunt


Young Audiences of Abilene (YA of Abilene) would like to welcome Diane A. Hunt to the YA network. Diane is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. After 30 years as an elementary classroom teacher, Diane A. Hunt is the new Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene. Diane is a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she earned a B.S. and M.S. Ed. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. A lifelong arts enthusiast, Diane sees this arts-in-education leadership opportunity with YA of Abilene as the perfect second career.

Young Audiences of Abilene, under the auspices of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, sponsors music, theatre, dance, visual and literary arts programs for more than 13,000 students during the school year. YA of Abilene also partners with the Abilene Public Library for the Summer Reading/Performance Series, and has classroom workshop collaborations with the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.

Diane is married to Jim Hunt, Vice President for Academic Affairs at McMurry University. They have two children and two grandchildren.



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