Dr. Michael Lomax

Dr. Michael Lomax

Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has been president and CEO of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and educational support to African Americans.

Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has been president and CEO of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and educational support to African Americans. Under his leadership, UNCF has raised more than $2.3 billion, helping more than 92,000 students earn college degrees and launch careers. Annually, UNCF’s work enables 60,000 students to go to college with UNCF scholarships and attend its 37-member historically black colleges and universities. Before coming to UNCF, Lomax was president of UNCF-member institution Dillard University and a literature professor at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. He serves on the boards of Teach For America, the KIPP Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Studio Museum of Harlem. He founded the National Black Arts Festival. You can follow Dr. Lomax on Twitter @drmichaellomax

Dr. Michael Loma

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Connecting Students of Color to 21st Century Job Market Demands

Public schools are no longer legally segregated, de facto segregation—segregation caused by housing patterns—is greater today than it was a half century ago, and research shows that schools with predominantly black and brown student populations offer students less preparation for college coursework and college success. Ask most people about racial discrimination and education and they’ll bring up Brown v. Board of …

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