Chauncy Lennon, Ph.D.

Workforce expert and New York-based leader in corporate philanthropy, Chauncy Lennon joined Lumina Foundation in the newly created role of vice president for the future of learning and work in 2018, helping build out new ideas to advance the foundation's attainment agenda.

Lennon came to Lumina after nearly five years as a managing director and head of workforce strategy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he drove the firm’s $350 million investment in philanthropic initiatives. He previously led large portfolios of work at Ford Foundation related to economic advancement and workforce development. Since 2015, Lennon has served on the national advisory board of the College Promise Campaign, a nonpartisan national initiative to build public support for funding the first two years of higher education for working students, beginning with community colleges. He also serves on the New York City Workforce Development Board, providing oversight of the city's policies and services for youth, adult learners, job seekers, and employers.

Lennon is a graduate of Williams College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He was awarded a master’s in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University. He taught urban studies at Barnard College and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.