Dr. Michael L. Lomax: Get to Know the CEO

Michael Lomax, Ph.D., is president and CEO of UNCF, the nation's largest and most successful minority education organization, known for its motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste". ® 

Under his leadership, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students each year, getting them "to and through" college; fights for college readiness for high school and middle school students; and advocates for educational reform at the highest level.



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UNCF President and CEO, Dr. Michael L. Lomax, delivered a thought-provoking message, "The Fight for Better Futures and the Important Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities," across the country through keynote addresses at the University of Michigan, Paine College and the Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa and Civil Center for Human Rights lecture series.

Dr. Lomax at Paine College
Dr. Lomax at Paine College

Click here to view the Paine College address, May 6, 2018

Student loan debt is an enormous financial and psychological toll on students. We must invest in students and keep them from being in the red.

4/29/18: UNCF President Lomax received the Promise of America award, America’s Promise Alliance's highest honor, which recognizes extraordinary individuals who have made an exceptional difference in the lives of young people. Read more here

Read Dr. Lomax's op-ed on HBCUs: Black Colleges Matter: Debunking the Myth of the Demise of HBCUs