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Colleen Hunt Leahy

Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations


School of Law


As a native Daytonian and 1985 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, Colleen brings her enthusiasm for Dayton, the University and the practice of law to her position as Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations.  After graduating from UDSL, and becoming a member of the Ohio Bar, she worked for Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur. After marrying fellow ‘85 graduate, Kevin M. Leahy, they relocated to St. Louis, MO where she became a member of the Missouri Bar. While raising their five children, she applied her legal skills beyond the practice of law by chairing many educational and community endeavors including School Board, Home & School, School Accreditation, Auctions and various fundraising initiatives. She was instrumental in the start-up of a new law firm: Leahy, Wright & Associates where she worked for six years before returning to the Dayton area in June 2017 to work in her father’s firm, Richard M. Hunt Co., LPA.

As a UDSL graduate, she values the relationship between the School of Law and its alumni. She believes alumni are a reflection of the skills and values taught and learned at the University of Dayton. She will work to continue the cultivation of engagement between the School of Law, its graduates, friends, current students and the Dayton community to foster and promote the University’s Mission. Colleen invites all alumni to stay in touch with their alma mater by contacting her with any news, personal updates, volunteer interests, questions or concerns.


J.D., University of Dayton, 1985 cum laude

A.B., Miami University, 1982