Monica C. Lozano is President and Chief Executive Officer of College Futures Foundation, a California-based private foundation. College Futures Foundation partners with organizations and leaders across the state to catalyze systemic change, increase college degree completion, and close equity gaps so that educational opportunity becomes a reality for every student, regardless of skin color, zip code, or income.
Prior to joining College Futures Foundation, Lozano had a long and accomplished career in media as editor and publisher of La Opinión, the country’s leading Spanish language daily newspaper and then as CEO of the parent company, ImpreMedia. Lozano guided the company through its evolution from a newspaper company into a multi-media content company while maintaining its core mission to inform, educate and empower the Latino community through relevant, unique, high-quality content.
After leaving ImpreMedia in 2016, Lozano joined the Aspen Institute to co-found and chair the newly created Latinos and Society Program. She serves on the Board of Directors of Apple, Bank of America, the Weingart Foundation, is Lead Independent Director for Target Corporation, and was a member of Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Advisory Board. She also served on Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Taskforce.
Lozano has received multiple awards and distinctions and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Latinas. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.