Dr. Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Negro College Fund Inc., since 2004. Dr. Lomax serves as the President of Dillard University Endowment. He served as the President of Dillard University from 1997 to 2004. He served as the top elected Official in Georgia's Fulton County. He has been a Director of Whitney Holding Corp. since 2002 and Capella Education Co. since December 2, 2010.
Dr. Michael Lomax serves as a Director of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Inc. He serves as a Director of Teach for America, Inc., The Council of Independent Colleges, The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the KIPP Foundation, Whitney National Bank, a subsidiary of Whitney Holding Corp., United Negro College Fund and New Orleans Aviation Board. He serves as a Trustee of Dillard University and The Carter Center Inc. He is the Founding Chair for the National Black Arts Festival, as well as a Member of several boards, including the Amistad Research Center and Greater New Orleans Education Foundation. He taught a full course load at several Atlanta colleges, including Emory, Spelman and Morehouse.
He enrolled at Morehouse when he was only sixteen, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He has also been the recipient of 12 honorary degrees and numerous recognitions, such as the Bennie Achievement Award from Morehouse College and the Emory Medal from Emory University. Dr. Lomax earned a PhD in American and Afro--American Literature from Emory University in Atlanta, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College in Atlanta.