Q&A | Jim Applegate

Q&A with Lumina Foundation’s Jim Applegate

Jim Applegate, Vice President of Strategic Impact for the Lumina Foundation, is driving change toward Goal 2025 — the strategic initiative to achieve a 60 percent higher education attainment in the U.S. by the year 2025. (You can learn more More »

Video | Complete College Ohio

Jim Applegate, “Why Completion is Important”

Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate addressed the trustees of the Ohio Board of Regents at the Complete College Ohio Conference at Columbus State Community College about the importance of college completion to Ohio’s success. More »

Panel discussion: Addressing the skills gap

2012 Help Wanted conference: Addressing the skills gap

Lumina Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate spoke at the 2012 Help Wanted conference on September 20 in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together business leaders, policy makers, and education innovators to address the skills gap crisis and discuss  

Exclusive commentary | Jim Applegate

More Than Just Financial Aid: An Initiative to Make Community College Affordable for Low-income Americans

A central tenet of the American Dream is the opportunity to create a better life for yourself and your children through education and hard work. For many, a college education has long been the path to building this better life. Yet, if you are born into poverty, the odds of increasing your mobility and achieving the American Dream are against you. More »

Panel discussion | Jim Applegate

Transforming Communities Through Higher Education: The Louisville Experience

Louisville, Ky. has transformed its community using a multi-fold higher education strategy that: creates a college-going culture leverages the business community’s unique points to accelerate attainment prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship makes postsecondary education accessible and More »


Securing Our Future: Gearing Up to Reach Goal 2025

Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate presents the thinking behind the Foundation’s big goal in a 36-minute presentation at the 2012 GearUp Youth Congress in Washington D.C. More »

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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