News release

Lumina Foundation Announces Second-Quarter Grants

Lumina Foundation awarded grants totaling $5.4 million in the second quarter of 2011. These 9 grants went to organizations in five states and the District of Columbia. 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 »

Opening keynote, SENCER Summer Institute

Faculty must lead the quality agenda

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis turned to the faculty and academic leaders of SENCER for testing and refining the Degree Qualifications Profile. Merisotis emphasized that student success requires real-world program design, “shifting the perspective from an institutional view to a student-centered one.” Read his remarks »


Merisotis encourages state governors to focus on student achievement

“Serving students well is the best way to serve your state” said Lumina President Jamie Merisotis at the National Governors Association meeting. He urged governors to focus efforts on students, not institutions to generate more graduates. More »

Goal 2025

Merisotis urges a new big goal for the nation: graduating more Americans from college

America is losing the global education race. With only 38 percent of Americans holding college degrees—a full 18 points behind South Korea—America’s economic power is in decline. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis challenges our leaders to adopt Goal 2025 to put America back on top as the world’s most educated nation. Read A new frontier: Education »

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