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Paper series funded by Lumina Foundation explores new models of student financial support

Today Lumina Foundation releases a group of 15 expert papers that explore new models of student financial support. These papers are all aimed at addressing one of the biggest barriers to college completion: the amount of money students are required to pay to complete a postsecondary degree or certificate. More »

Lumina leadership

Lumina Foundation announces vice president for policy and mobilization

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization. More »

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Today’s business leaders say, “It’s what you know, not where you go” when making hiring decisions, new study shows

An overwhelming majority of business leaders say that even as demand for workers with degrees and other credentials is rising when it comes to making hiring decisions, a candidate’s knowledge and skills far outweigh where that candidate went to college or their major, according to new data released today. More »

Lumina Experts

Lumina Foundation leadership offers expertise in a variety of higher education disciplines (view Foundation’s leaders’ biographies and mission). We can provide Foundation experts to offer insight into issues surrounding access, educational retention and degree or certificate attainments, and opportunities for underserved student groups. For these or any other information requests, please contact Media Relations at 317.951.5316.

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» Lumina Fact Sheet PDF | 87k | 2 pages

» Photos of Lumina CEO and President Jamie Merisotis

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