Western Governors University-Indiana Commencement

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 »

Op-ed | Jamie Merisotis

The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement

Strategies like the one being launched by Starbucks acknowledge that demand for talent is rising rapidly across the nation. More »

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Commencement Speech

Jamie Merisotis delivers commencement speech at Excelsior College in Albany, NY

Lumina president and CEO, Jamie P. Merisotis celebrates Excelsior students’ achievements and their contribution to America’s overall strength as a nation. More »

Message from the President

Reflections on Lumina’s History, and Its Future

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis reflects on Lumina Foundation’s formation as an independent, non-partisan private foundation and its future as an organization singularly focused on Goal 2025. More »

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Message from the President

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis outlines the Foundation's choice to follow a "leadership model" of philanthropy

As the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education, Lumina Foundation seeks to maximize its effectiveness in serving the public trust through a leadership model of philanthropy, in favor of following a strictly charitable role. Merisotis shares his thoughts on how that leadership model can lead to more significant and lasting change that will “permanently alter the conditions that make assistance necessary.” Read more »

Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Toward Learner-Centered Higher Education: Why Faculty-Led Assessment is the Key

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis talks to assessment experts at the National Assessment Conference in Texas about the need to replace the outdated quality standards of seat time and institutional reputation with what really counts: specific learning outcomes. More »

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Speech | Jamie Merisotis

The boat is rocking … so set a new course

Oregon higher education has witnessed more policy changes in the last year than it has in the past 50. State universities are achieving more autonomy and state budgeting is becoming more focused on strategic investment and integrated funding for universities, community colleges, and need-based student aid. Lumina president Jamie Merisotis outlines five key strategies to help navigate this new landscape. More »

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