Speech | Jamie Merisotis

Broader, Deeper, Better: The Essential Building Blocks of College Preparation on the Pathway to College Success

The nation’s economic and social success depends on our ability to make all students college-ready. Jamie Merisotis encouraged members of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to holistically prepare 21st century students for college by emphasizing the academic, financial and social needs of students in equal measure. More »

Speech by Jamie Merisotis

Like Ripples in a Pond: The Economic and Social Benefits of Increasing College Attainment

The days living in the middle class with only a high school diploma are gone. But the benefits of college-level education go far beyond mere financial security. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis told the “Bennett Belles” of Bennett College for Women, that the educational experience they are receiving is a valuable gift. Read his full speech where he details the many ways higher education enriches students and our society. More »

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 »

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