Michael Cox joins College Possible as the Vice President, Strategic Development on April 6th. Michael most recently served as the Regional Development Director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and as a consultant on strategic transformation, leadership development and change management for non-profits. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master of Arts in Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Fort Worth, Texas.
At UNCF, Cox had the responsibility to advance the mission of UNCF in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Kansas. UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation. The mission is to enable students, particularly, low income and disadvantaged students, to get to and through college.
Michael currently serves on the board of directors for the Southside Community Art Center and the Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy. A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He’s also a member of Christ the King Baptist Church. He has served as a special advisor to the Illinois chapter of America Needs You and the Black Employees Resource Group of Chicago and formerly a board member of Brown Sons Empowered.
He has served in leadership capacities for faith-based organizations in New Jersey, Texas, Ohio and Illinois. He is the co-author of Church Planting in the African American Community.
Cox received the Men of Excellence 2017 award from the Chicago Defender, honored as the Religion Award recipient by the Montclair Branch of the NAACP and Essence magazine named him one of America’s Do Right Men of the Year for his leadership in the community.