Urban Male Leadership Program

Welcome to The Urban Male Leadership Program: Building Great Leaders One Student at a Time

Michael A. Deas, L.M.S.W. Director, Urban Male Leadership Program

I am delighted to lead the Urban Male Leadership Program at Lehman College in strategic efforts to increase the number of Black and Latino males in higher education. And while I have seen progress, I am fully aware that it has not been enough. Barriers continue to rise making further progress for Black and Latino males even more difficult to attain. One of our noted advocates for education in the urban community, Malcolm X, stated, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Read More

News & Announcements

President Ricardo Fernández Recognizes the Urban Male Leadership Program During President Barack Obama's Historic Visit to Lehman College on May 4th, 2015

“The mission of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is closely connected to our own historical mission to transform lives and communities,” Dr. Fernández said. “I am proud to note that here at Lehman College we also have a very successful initiative called The Urban Male Leadership Program that has furthered that mission by mobilizing our talented students to go out into the community and speak with middle and high school students.” View Full Story


Michael Deas, Director of the Lehman Urban Male Leadership Program, Receives Bronx Chamber of Commerce Honor

Michael Deas, the director of Lehman’s Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) was honored by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce , as a leader who has made significant social and educational contributions to the city. Director Deas was recognized alongside luminaries such as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, newly elected Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie, and keynote speaker, State Senator Ruth Hassel- Thompson. View Full Story

Last modified: May 18, 2015