Community-based lawyering, civil rights and criminal defense
Tiffani Lennon, JD, LL.M, served as president and CEO of Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation since 2017, and prior she was the chief strategy officer of Ability Connection Colorado. Lennon also held leadership positions at the University of Denver from 2007-2014 including chair and faculty in the Law and Society and Community-Based Research programs. Lennon developed and led internationalization efforts where she served as a visiting lecturer in southeast Asia and southern Africa, teaching in the areas of law and economic development. Before her academic career, Lennon was a community-based lawyer and helped to frame strategic litigation to systematically address rights violations, and has authored several policy reports with national implications.
Lennon has received numerous public and private grants to conduct research and policy analysis including a national study on women’s leadership across 14 sectors. Her book, Recognizing Women’s Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence, examines where women sit in leadership roles and how well they are performing compared to their male counterparts.
Lennon earned juris doctor and master degrees in the United States before receiving her LL.M. from the University of London, Birkbeck College of Law with distinctions in international finance law. Her dissertation topic focused on feminist political economics in South Africa.