Michael L. Lomax

As President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Dr. Michael Lomax heads the nation’s largest and most successful minority higher-education assistance organization. Immediately before joining UNCF, he served seven years as president of Dillard University in New Orleans.

Michael came to Dillard after thirty years in Atlanta, where he pursued simultaneous full-time careers as a university professor and public servant. Michael is a member of the founding Council of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and is a member of the Boards of Directors of Teach For America and the Studio Museum in Harlem.  He is a former trustee of Emory University and the High Museum and was the founding chair of the National Black Arts Festival.

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