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Jamie Merisotis

Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, and public policy. Since 2008, he has served as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. He previously served as co-founder and president...Read bio »

A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity

Feb 01, 2017

In a statement on President Trump's executive order to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis reminds us why we must remain true to the long-held values that have enabled the United States to integrate tens of millions of people from diverse races, religions, and cultures to form a distinct American identity.

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A Stronger Nation and the Talent that Will Make It Happen

Dec 05, 2016

Only a few weeks after the release of Lumina's latest strategic plan, more than 100 million people voted in national, state, and local elections. They cast ballots after one of the most rancorous and divisive presidential campaigns in the nation’s history. After votes were tallied, many of us were left wondering what the future holds.

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Zombies, college, and today’s student

Aug 02, 2016

Maybe you’ve watched the hit series “The Walking Dead,” where everyday people try to destroy zombies who just won’t stay dead. That’s the thing about zombies — every time you think you’ve killed one, another pops up to take its place.

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Talent + transit = access to opportunity

July 16, 2016

Last month marked a transformative moment in Indianapolis history, as our city celebrated the opening of the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. For many, the gleaming glass structure in the heart of downtown symbolizes a new chapter…

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Companies Should Invest in Employees’ Higher Education

July 13, 2016

An analysis in Chief Learning Officer magazine by Lumina's president and Cigna's chief learning officer looks at data demonstrating the return on investment for corporate tuition reimbursement programs.

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College Kids, With Kids

July 05, 2016

IN the last year or so, dozens of employers — from the Navy to Goldman Sachs — have begun offering or expanding benefits such as paid family leave and job-sharing that enable parents to better balance work with family life. Slowly, America’s famously family-unfriendly workplace might finally be improving.

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Three reasons employers should invest in growing a talented workforce

June 14, 2016

Of the myriad ways employers can make an impact – on their bottom lines and on society – providing financial support for workers to earn an education beyond high school ranks near the top. Tuition reimbursement programs used to be viewed as a nice-to-do, but they’re increasingly seen by corporate leaders as a means to gain a competitive advantage.

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Want to decrease unemployment among veterans? Here's how.

May 24, 2016

An op-ed by Jamie Merisotis calls for a movement to formally recognize the talent developed through military experience, and translate it into college credit, to ensure today’s servicemen and women are prepared for post-service job success.

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Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

May 20, 2016

The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.

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