Dr. Michael Lomax will help Miles College, a historically black college or university (HBCU) in celebrating Black History Month at the end of this month. Lomax, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) CEO, is one of many notable scholars featured in the school’s George T French Jr. Lyceum Speakers Series, reports say.
“The Speakers Series — in its second year and named for the college’s current president — is patterned after the W.E.B. DuBois Lectures at Harvard University and recognizes people of outstanding achievement who contribute to a better understanding of African-American history and culture,” according to Al.com.
On Feb. 23 Lomax will speak on campus at building Brown Hall at 11 am.
UNCF is a private provider of scholarships and educational funding for African-American students, as well as a supporter of college readiness that Lomax has held the CEO position since 2004.
As CEO Lomax supervises all of the organization’s 400 scholarship programs. During his current tenure, UNCF has obtained over $1 billion in scholarship and assisted over 90,000 students in earning college degrees and helping them to get careers.
For more information on Miles College Black History Events, visit miles.edu.