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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 Announces New Members of Executive Leadership Team

Sep 06, 2016

Lumina Foundation President Jamie Merisotis announced the addition of two new members to the executive leadership team. The expanded team will shape and amplify Lumina’s ongoing efforts to serve as a catalyst to help the nation reach Goal 2025—to have 60 percent of Americans with a high-quality postsecondary credential by the year 2025.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Lessons for Colleges and Universities

July 14, 2016

Lumina releases the third and final round of papers exploring how public colleges and universities are responding to moves nationally by state policymakers toward the use of outcomes-based funding and away from enrollment-based funding.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Strategic Social Investment Strategy

May 09, 2016

Lumina announces impact investing program with the first group of strategic social investments: Credly, BridgeEdu, and New Profit.

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Joe Loughrey Elected Lumina Foundation Board Chair

May 05, 2016

Joe Loughrey, former President and Vice Chairman of Cummins, has been elected chairman of Lumina Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Investing in Employee Tuition Benefits Yields Significant Financial Payback for Major Corporation, Study Finds

April 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (April 25, 2016)—Investing in college tuition as an employee benefit helps companies attract and retain top talent, but a new study of Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) shows there’s another compelling reason for employers to embrace the benefit: it improves the bottom line.

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Win/Win: Making the Business Case for Employer Talent Investment

April 25, 2016

On behalf of Lumina Foundation, UpSkill America and the Business Champions for Adult Credential Completion, we hope you can join us for a live webcast highlighting the contributions of employers to US talent needs. This session will bring together employers with governmental, policy and academic leaders to discuss how employers are working to elevate the skills and education of incumbent workers.

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A Stronger Nation 2016 Report Release

April 11, 2016

A discussion geared toward newsmakers and postsecondary thought leaders that will address the issues raised by Lumina Foundation’s 2016 Stronger Nation Report

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New Report Shows National Postsecondary Attainment Rate Rises to More Than 45 Percent

April 08, 2016

The U.S. is making slow, but steady progress in the number of Americans who hold high-quality credentials beyond high school diplomas. New data on nationwide postsecondary attainment released today by Lumina Foundation in its latest A Stronger Nation report indicates that 40.4 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held high-quality two- or four-year degrees in 2014, the latest U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey) figures available, up slightly from 40.0 percent in 2013.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Important Takeaways for State Policymakers

March 10, 2016

A new series of reports argue for tying public funding to student outcomes.

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