Hugh Price served as president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League from July 1994 until April 2003. From 2008 until 2013, he was the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He also served as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, the nation’s oldest think tank.
From 1978 until 1982, Mr. Price was a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. He then served as senior vice president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, where he directed the division which produced all national programming provided by the station to PBS. Mr. Price was appointed vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1988. He oversaw its domestic investments to improve education for at-risk youth and increase opportunities for people of color.