Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has been president and CEO of 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.
Before coming to UNCF, Lomax was president of Dillard University and a literature professor at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. He served on Teach For America's board until 2018. He currently serves on the board of the KIPP Foundation.