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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 »

4 Things You Should Know About College Financial Aid

Feb 05, 2016

Jamie Merisotis shares what financial aid recipients need to know about getting the most out of their money.

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LGBT rights important to business

Feb 01, 2016

Indiana has a huge unmet need for workers with the skills and knowledge required to fill 21st century jobs and fuel our state’s economic growth. Consider that by the end of this decade, at least 55 percent of Hoosier jobs will require some form of education beyond high school. And we’re falling woefully behind in meeting that demand. Only 34 percent of adult Hoosiers acquired a two- or four-year degree as of last year. This places us 40th among states in higher education attainment in a nation that, on the whole, faces a looming talent gap.

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Jamie Merisotis: Making Providence a talent hub

Jan 25, 2016

The 21st century is shaping up to be a golden age for cities, with growth in U.S. municipalities projected to create an even stronger urban majority in coming decades. The cities that emerge as exemplars in this era will focus on a common ingredient: talent. Their future successes will be shaped — in large part — by their ability to hone the pool of critical human capital needed to fuel this century’s workforce.

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It’s the Learning, Stupid

Jan 08, 2016

Higher education institutions must redesign and reinvent themselves to reflect the realities of today’s students, today’s economy and today’s highly competitive marketplace.

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Redefine what ‘college’ means

Nov 25, 2015

The US Department of Education’s recent move enabling students to use financial aid for programs not typically considered “college” landed without fanfare. But the pilot program could have a big impact on thinking about education beyond high school in New England, home to some of the best-known higher education institutions.

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Talent in America and Reimagining 20th Century Success

Nov 20, 2015

Exclusive Ideagen Interview by George Sifakis with Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation and Author of America Needs Talent

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Higher Education and Talent

Oct 29, 2015

In America Needs Talent, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis describes a broad fix to the talent pool problem that includes immigration policy shifts and the creation of a new U.S. Department of Talent, which would absorb the U.S. Department of Education. Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed asks Merisotis some questions about his book and what the proposals would mean for higher education.

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Rethinking higher education

Oct 29, 2015

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis shares his thoughts on the state of postsecondary education today, explains the thinking that went into Goal 2025, and outlines a vision for a more equitable, innovative, student-centered higher education system of the future.

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Looking for Talent at Work - Bloomberg Radio

Oct 27, 2015

Bloomberg Radio interviews Lumina President & CEO Jamie Merisotis on "America Needs Talent" and how to increase the talent of our nation’s workforce.

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