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 spent thirty years in media, twenty of these as editor and publisher of La Opinión, the country’s leading Spanish language daily newspaper. She went on to become CEO of the parent company, ImpreMedia, until she retired from the business in 2017. Known for its award-winning editorial content, 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.
In addition to her work with College Futures Foundation, Lozano serves on the Board of Directors of Apple, Bank of America, Target Corporation as Lead Independent Director, as well as the Weingart Foundation. Prior board service includes The Walt Disney Company, the Rockefeller Foundation, the University of California Board of Regents, UnidosUS and Governor Gavin Newson’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Task Force.
Lozano has received multiple awards and distinctions and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Latinas. Lozano was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.