Atlanta businessman Milton Jones has been named the first-ever Black chair of the United Negro College Fund’s board of directors.
Jones, who previously served as UNCF vice chair and chair of its finance committee, has been on the board since 2005.
“Since 1944, UNCF has played an integral role in changing the life trajectory for each student it has served, and l look forward to continuing that legacy,” Jones, an executive with Peachtree Providence Partners, said in a brief statement. “Our member institutions and students remain the focus of our collective efforts. As we progress each year, we will grow our organization by building upon the strong foundation laid at UNCF’s inception and strengthened throughout its history.”