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Joe Loughrey Elected Lumina Foundation Board Chair

INDIANAPOLISJoe Loughrey, former President and Vice Chairman of Cummins, has been elected chairman of Lumina Foundation’s Board of Directors. Loughrey, who will serve a three-year term, was elected to the Lumina board in 2009. He succeeds James C. “Jim” Lintzenich, who also served a three year term as Chairman and remains on the board.

“It’s an exciting time in postsecondary learning, with a great deal at stake for the nation’s economic and social success,” Loughrey said. “I’m thrilled and honored to lead a Board that fully supports Lumina’s catalytic national leadership efforts to achieve Goal 2025.”

Loughrey is Chairman of Hillenbrand Inc., Chairman of Oxfam America, and serves on the Boards of AB SKF, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., The Vanguard Group, Oxfam International, and The V Foundation for Cancer Research. He is also a member (Chair 2009-2012) of the Advisory Council to the College of Arts & Letters and Chair of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies Advisory Board, both at the University of Notre Dame.

His honors include being named to the Irish America Business 100; Distinguished Alumni Honoree for Massachusetts Boys’ State 60th Anniversary; AIESEC Lifetime Achievement Award; Volunteer of the Year—Association of Retarded Citizens; and in 2007 he was given the Achievement Award for Business by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. and the Dick Johnson Leadership Award by the March of Dimes. He was named Indiana Global Business Person of 2007 and appointed ‘Sagamore of the Wabash’ by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2008. He also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2008. In 2009 he was given the John F. Kennedy National Award by the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the William R. Laws Human Rights Award by the Human Rights Commission of Columbus, Indiana, and was elected to the Indiana Academy. In 2015, he received a Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa) from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire for his philanthropy and volunteerism.

About Lumina Foundation:  Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an equitable, accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025. 

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Lucia Anderson Weathers
Lumina Foundation

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