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

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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Dr. Lomax on the Al Sharpton Show (4/25/19)

Dr. Lomax speaks about the importance and relevance of HBCUs and the 75th anniversary of UNCF and the organization’s plans for the future. >>Listen here.


“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

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