Milton H. Jones Jr. Elected First African American Chair of UNCF Board of Directors

Business and civic leader Milton H. Jones Jr. has been elected chair of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Board of Directors, making him the first African American to serve in the role, The Hill reported.

Milton H. Jones, Jr.Milton H. Jones, Jr.

Jones was previously vice chairman of the board and chairman of the finance committee for UNCF, an advocacy organization for historically Black colleges and universities that was founded in 1944.

Jones is a founding member of Peachtree Providence Partners Holding Company, LLC.

UNCF is the largest private provider of scholarships and educational support to African American students in the U.S.