Blog | Jamie Merisotis

Redesigning Higher Education Through Intentional Influence

Creating system-level change will require both working within the system and simultaneously disrupting it says Lumina President & CEO Jamie Merisotis in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. More »

Western Governors University-Indiana Commencement

Good morning, graduates … and congratulations! I’m so pleased to be with you on this special day. It’s truly a privilege for me to join Chancellor Barber, along with the entire leadership and staff here at WGU-Indiana, as we honor your achievement. More »

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Jamie Merisotis | Commentary

Education is the avenue to prosperity in America

Forbes recent list of the wealthiest individuals in each of the 50 states reveals a common link among them: education beyond high school. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis reveals the ties between individual earning power and higher education and reminds us that the popular dropout-turned-billionaire narrative is actually a rare exception. More »

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Four Questions for Jamie Merisotis

In celebration of the opening of the 2014-2015 academic year, American Counseling Association editor Frank Burtnett asked Mr. Merisotis to present an overview of foundation work and discuss the importance of school counselors in achieving Goal 2025. More »

Op-ed | Jamie Merisotis

Philanthropic Leadership requires focus, flexibility, and fortitude

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis, outlines the attributes philanthropic organizations need to create systemic change. More »

Op-ed | Jamie Merisotis

The Starbucks model for tuition reimbursement

Strategies like the one being launched by Starbucks acknowledge that demand for talent is rising rapidly across the nation. More »

Message from the President

Reflections on Lumina’s History, and Its Future

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis reflects on Lumina Foundation’s formation as an independent, non-partisan private foundation and its future as an organization singularly focused on Goal 2025. More »

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