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 Discusses HBCUs, UNCF on The Joe Madison Show

Dr. Lomax speaks with Madison on April 24, the eve of the organization’s 75th anniversary. They discuss issues facing African American college students, the relevance of HBCUs and UNCF’s role in helping students succeed.

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 about the impact of HBCUs on the nation’s economy

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