Kevin Lamár Peterman

Kevin Lamár Peterman is the Assistant Vice President & Deputy Chief of Staff of the United Negro College Fund, (UNCF). In this capacity, he drives cross-functional collaboration while providing expertise in the field of higher education and effective strategic leadership. He serves as a liaison and senior advisor to the President & CEO, advances key priorities and initiatives, manages stakeholder relationships, and oversees the organization’s executive office.

Kevin Peterman is a graduate of Howard University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in Theology with an additional certificate in Black Church Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership & Policy.

Prior to returning to UNCF, he served as the Chief of Staff for Next Step Public Charter School. He previously served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Assessment at the Howard University School of Divinity where he co-launched the Ethical Leadership & Racial Justice Initiative. He has also for worked for the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, Issacson, Miller Executive Search Firm.. He has held fellowships with UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute and the DC Public School System’s Urban Education Leadership Program.

Kevin Lamár Peterman is also an ordained Baptist minister and currently serves at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Prior to returning to the nation’s capitol, he served at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Brooklyn, New York and the First Baptist Church of Vauxhall, NJ.

Kevin is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.