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Lucia Anderson Weathers

Lucia Anderson Weathers is the director of media relations for Lumina Foundation. Lucia joined the foundation in May 2010 and deals with all aspects of national and local media on behalf of the foundation. She co-manages the foundation’s strategic media partners portfolio, including: Hechinger Institute, Education Writer’s Association, American Public...Read bio »

Lumina's 17 Talent Hub Cities Promote Education, Equity

Oct 02, 2017

Lumina Foundation has recognized 17 communities across the country for extraordinary efforts to promote education beyond high school—efforts that a foundation official says will ultimately help families and the communities themselves.

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Lumina Foundation Joins with Army University and the Competency-Based Education Network to Host Education Symposium

June 19, 2017

Lumina Foundation, Army University, and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) will host an education symposium June 20 and 21 in Kansas City, Mo., “A Competency-Based Approach to Talent: Connecting Military, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning.”

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

May 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation names Brad Kelsheimer, DePauw University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, as chief financial officer, effective June 19. Kelsheimer will replace longtime Lumina CFO J. David Maas, who is retiring after 17 years.

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Fellow

Jan 31, 2017

Lumina has appointed Dewayne Matthews to serve as a Lumina Fellow. Through the Foundation's Fellows program, Lumina engages prominent thought leaders committed to dramatically increasing the percentage of Americans with college degrees, workforce certificates, and other high-quality postsecondary credentials.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company

Nov 30, 2016

Discover Financial Services reaps $1.44 in savings for every dollar spent on tuition assistance for employees. Latest study by Accenture supports growing body of evidence that tuition assistance programs help build employee skills, improve corporate bottom lines, and increase employees’ involvement in the community.

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Lumina Foundation Releases Strategic Plan Advocating a New Postsecondary Learning System

Oct 17, 2016

Transformative changes are needed to reach Goal 2025 and ensure a majority of Americans achieve the postsecondary learning so important for success in the 21st century.

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New Assessment Tool Puts For-Profit Focus on Student Success

Oct 07, 2016

After two years of development, B Lab has released voluntary standards for for-profit universities operating as public benefit corporations to establish themselves as B Lab-certified social enterprises. This addendum supplements the existing benchmarking tool, which may be used by nonprofit and for-profit entities of all types to establish they are doing well by doing good.

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Lumina Foundation Announces
New Lumina Fellow

Oct 06, 2016

Lumina Foundation has announced the appointment of Carol Geary Schneider as Lumina Foundation’s latest fellow, a resource designed to engage prominent thought leaders who are committed to advancing the nation’s efforts to dramatically increase the number of Americans with high-quality postsecondary credentials.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Healthcare System

Sep 27, 2016

An analysis of Advocate Health Care’s Education Assistance Program (EAP), conducted by Accenture and partner Lumina Foundation, shows a 4-percent return on every dollar invested in tuition assistance for the health system. For Advocate’s business and administrative workforce, EAP generates a 58-percent ROI.

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