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Michael Lomax

Michael Lomax

USA, 1985

Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has been president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (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. Dr. Lomax 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.