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 »

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Latino Student Success: A Key Driver on the Road to Goal 2025

Latinos are the fastest-growing student population in America, and a new effort is now focused on leveraging the critical connection between their educational attainment and the future of our national economy. Lumina Foundation is launching a collaborative partnership to strengthen ventures in key metropolitan areas that show promise in improving the postsecondary attainment of Latino students. More »

Goal 2025 | Workforce Development

Jobs in STEM fields are available but U.S. workforce lacks the skills to fill those jobs

People working in STEM fields on average earn higher wages and have more available job openings, but our production of workers qualified for those jobs is lacking and must increase for the U.S. to be globally competitive. 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 »

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Speech by Elizabeth Gutierrez

Reengineering higher education

Higher education professionals are part of civic society, which makes them stewards of the public trust, according to Elizabeth Gutierrez, Lumina’s director of state policy. Read her speech presented at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 25th anniversary celebration. More »

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Video | keynote speech by Lumina's Jim Applegate

Education must be student-centered

Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development, Jim Applegate told academic advisers their work is more important than ever. He spoke at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)’s annual conference in Denver on the crucial need to increase opportunities for our nation’s 21st century students. More »  

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