Kenyora Parham, MSW

Kenyora Lenair Parham is a highly accomplished Chief Executive Officer of End Rape On Campus (EROC). With a passion for empowerment and resilience, Kenyora believes in leading by example and encourages individuals to “walk in their own truth with the courage to love themselves first, then others.” Kenyora has an extensive background of over a decade working with youth and families, college students and administrators, as well as community and government leaders. She has collaborated with prominent figures such as the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston, MA, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley in her former role as the Boston City Councilwoman.

Kenyora’s diverse professional background encompasses roles within non-profit organizations and higher education institutions, including positions at Brandeis University, Strong Women, Strong Girls, and Simmons University. Currently, she holds a position on the advisory board of Culture of Respect, a NASPA initiative. Kenyora is also a co-founder of Students Rise International. In her most recent engagements, she served as the President of the African-American Alumnae/i Association of Simmons University, Vice-Chair of The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism, an Advisory Board member of The Every Voice Coalition, and as part of the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kenyora holds a Certificate in Community Leadership and Social Change from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University through the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. She is also a Founder of their CFP Ambassador program. In 2016, Kenyora was recognized as a finalist for the EXTRAordinary Women campaign led by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, MA. In 2021, she was honored as a “Leader on Fire” by IGNITE National during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Additionally, she is a 2023 Roddenberry Foundation Fellow.

Kenyora is a respected voice on the topic of campus sexual violence and has been featured on various media platforms, podcasts, and conferences. Her work has been recognized by ABCNews, 19th News, Newsy, USA Today, No Grey Zone, Shushbox, SXSWedu, Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, The Representation Project, Phillips Exeter’s inaugural Sexual Assault Summit, and Georgetown Day School’s Summit on Consent and Sexual Assault. She has written for esteemed publications such as Ms. Magazine, Forbes, Medium, and Times Union.

Kenyora is a proud alumna of Girls Inc. of Lynn, MA, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband Franklin, and their two cats, King and Leo.