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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America’s Path Forward to Building Equity in Higher Education

Op-ed by Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D. and Michael Hansen, published in The Hill, March 2021

For low-income, first-generation students of color, the American Dream is fading because education is not attainable, not accessible and certainly not affordable. >> Read More

The Atlantic: How to Launch the Next Great Era of Black Prosperity

Even today, in this time of racial awakening, many white Americans continue to ask the same demeaning question about historically Black colleges and universities that they did a decade ago and in the decade before that: With the end of Jim Crow and the integration of college campuses, does the country still really need HBCUs? >> Read More


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.

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