Lena James is a character from "A Different World." She was named after singer Lena Horne.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Lena was introduced in the fifth season premiere. She was originally an engineering major, but later switched to journalism.
Lena worked part-time at The Pit. She ended her high school relationship with boyfriend Piccolo (with whom she later rejected his attempt to get back together with her) and developed a brief crush on Dwayne Wayne. Lena later entered a serious (yet celibate) relationship with Dorian Heywood.
Lena would later move off-campus with Charmaine, Gina, Dorian and Terrell Walker. By the end of the series, she had completed her sophomore year at Hillman and was still enrolled at the school.