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Monica Lozano

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Monica C. Lozano is president and CEO of the College Futures Foundation. She is responsible for guiding the foundation’s strategic vision and overseeing day-to-day activities, including programmatic, human capital, fiscal, and grantmaking operations. She serves as an external ambassador, representing the organization to a wide audience of stakeholders, including grantees; influencers from academic, research, and policy arenas; and the broader philanthropic community. Before joining the foundation, she spent 30 years in media—first as editor and publisher of La Opinión, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, and then as chairman and CEO of the parent company, ImpreMedia. She has long held a deep commitment to improving public education for all students, especially traditionally underserved student populations. In addition to her current service on the PPIC Higher Education Center Advisory Council, she served and was chair of the California State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of California, spent 24 years as a trustee of the University of Southern California, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education. She has also been active in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. She is chair of the Weingart Foundation Board of Trustees, was formerly on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation, and is cofounder of the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program.

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