As the economic benefits of higher education attainment become more widely recognized, the public, business leaders and higher education institutions are paying more attention to the impact that college completion can have on economic development. There is a growing consensus that new models are needed to expand knowledge and strategies to develop the human capital needed for today’s economy.
On May 25, Lumina Foundation convened policymakers, legislative staffers and Department of Education officials to discuss the connections and barriers between higher education, workforce development and economic recovery.
- Walter Bumphus, President and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges
- Anthony Carnevale, Director, Center on Education and the Workforce
- Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation,
- Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce Institute for a Competitive Workforce
- Pamela Tate, President, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning