Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO

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Western Governors University-Indiana Commencement

WGU Commencement Speech | Jamie P. Merisotis | September 27, 2014

Good morning, graduates … and congratulations! I’m so pleased to be with you on this special day. It’s truly a privilege for me to join Chancellor Barber, along with the entire leadership and staff here at WGU-Indiana, as we honor your achievement. More »

Education is the avenue to prosperity in America

Huffington Post | August 26, 2014

Forbes recent list of the wealthiest individuals in each of the 50 states reveals a common link among them: education beyond high school. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis reveals the ties between individual earning power and higher education and reminds us that the popular dropout-turned-billionaire narrative is actually a rare exception. More »

Four Questions for Jamie Merisotis

American Counseling Association | August 18, 2014

In celebration of the opening of the 2014-2015 academic year, American Counseling Association editor Frank Burtnett asked Mr. Merisotis to present an overview of foundation work and discuss the importance of school counselors in achieving Goal 2025. More »

Philanthropic Leadership requires focus, flexibility, and fortitude

Stanford Social Innovation Review | August 8, 2014

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis, outlines the attributes philanthropic organizations need to create systemic change. More »

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About Jamie Merisotis

Jamie P. Merisotis is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, the nation's largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Read full biography »


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