Speech | Austin Economic Club

Merisotis speaks to employers in Austin about their role in developing talent in America

Austin Economic Club speech reveals design criteria for improving student financial models. More »

Speech | Economic Club of Florida

Realizing the Transformative Power of Higher Education in Florida

Lumina president Jamie Merisotis advised business and civic leaders in Tallahassee that “educational success is inextricably linked to economic prosperity.” He spoke to the Economic Club on assuring Florida’s economic growth and improving job creation by boosting the state’s college attainment rate. More »

Speech | Maryland Higher Education Commission

Rising to the College-Attainment Challenge in Maryland

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks at Maryland’s Statewide Completion Forum on the promise of creating a student-centered higher education system that broadens opportunity and increases attainment for all. More »

Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Embracing the Goal of Increased College Attainment in Dayton

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke at the launch of Learn to Earn Dayton at Sinclair Community College in Dayton on the collective work required to build Dayton’s talent resources. More »

Speech | Union Institute

Union Institute & University Commencement Address

“The nation needs your talent—now more than ever. Today’s labor market has made it clear—often painfully clear—that skills must be consistently honed … that no one can afford to “stand pat” with one’s education and expect to succeed.” Read more »

Speech | Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Postsecondary Education: The Case for Systemic Change

Rigorous and relevant higher education is key to distinguishing Minnesota as the “skilled workforce state,” says Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation president and CEO. “The Minnesota Chamber’s overall effort is right on target”, he said, “Addressing the challenge of producing a better skilled workforce will require all of the key players to work more closely together than they ever have before.” Merisotis delivered the keynote speech at the Minnesota Chamber’s workforce summit, “How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State.” Read more »

Speech | Presidents’ Forum annual meeting

Why Higher Education System Redesign—and the Credentialing Framework that Supports It—Matters

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis delivered the opening keynote speech at the 9th Annual President’s Forum, “Debt and Disillusionment: Extending the Economic Advantages of Online Learning.” He emphasized the importance of serving more students through a new system of credentials that assures that high-quality learning is recognized and rewarded. He said, “the shift to a learning-based, flexible, stackable credentialing system has been little more than an intriguing idea for a long time. But it is now an idea whose time has come.” Read more »
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