Monica Lozano is one of the most respected Hispanic business leaders in America with a thirty year record of accomplishment leading diversified media organizations. She is the former chair of the Latinos and Society Advisory Board. She is currently president and CEO of College Futures Foundation, where she works in partnership with organizations and leaders around the state of California to ensure education pathways are aligned seamlessly for college attainment. She is committed to the vision that California’s low-income students and students of color should have equitable access to bachelor’s degrees and a better life.
Before College Futures, Monica spent 30 years in media 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. Monica has been very active in education, especially at the institutional governance level. She served as chair of the California State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of California, spent more than 20 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 is on the Advisory Council of the Public Policy Institute of California’s Higher Education Center.
Monica has also been active in philanthropy and the non-profit sector, including as chair of the Weingart Foundation Board of Trustees, a former member the board of the Rockefeller Foundation, and co-founder of the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program.
She is a regular speaker at conferences and has won numerous awards including the Poder Business Leader Award, “Media Executive of the Year” from AHAA, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “CEO of the Year”, National Immigration Forum “Keeper of the American Dream” Award, NCLR “Raul Yzaguirre President’s Award”, National Conference on Civil Rights “Hubert H. Humphrey Award”, and the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Brillante Award among others. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue.