Speech by Jamie Merisotis

The Difference Makers: Adult Students and Achieving Goal 2025

The adult student population is becoming an increasingly important area for higher education and the entire nation. Hear why Lumina President Jamie Merisotis believes it is critical to the health of the national economy and for the stability and security of the nation in his speech to the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. More »

Speech | Maine Symposium on Higher Education

Linking College Success and Economic Prosperity in Maine

Employers, educators and civic leaders understand the huge payoffs that come from a well-educated, innovative and productive workforce. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis provides actionable steps for increasing the number of college graduates in a Maine address. Read his full remarks »

Keynote speech

Cutting the Trust Deficit and Investing in College Success

The reservoir of public trust for higher education is deep, it certainly isn’t bottomless, according to Lumina President Jamie Merisotis. He spoke to the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities on public trust in higher education, and suggested four ways to curb the deficit of confidence in public learning institutions. Read his full remarks »

College Success: Fueling the Engine of Workforce Success in West Virginia, and the Nation

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks at the Certified Success Summit in Wheeling, WV, about how to proactively increase degree attainment. More »

Skilling Up: Why Employers Must Champion Higher Education Reforms for a Secure Economic Future

With first-time unemployment claims on the rise, job creation has become our nation’s top priority. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke to the Committee for Economic Development on the importance of talent development through increased attainment on our nation’s long-term economic health. More »

Speech by Jamie Merisotis

Increasing College Attainment: It’s Everyone’s Business

In the coming years, fewer jobs will be available to those without postsecondary education. Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke to business leaders in Dallas on the vital role that higher education must play in our economic recovery. More »

WGU 2011 Summer Commencement

Western Governors University equips a new class of 21st century students for real-world success

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis delivered the commencement address to WGU’s 2011 summer graduating class. He saluted the 21st century students who “represent the next step in the evolution of higher education” and recognized their success as one that benefits all Americans. More »

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