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Shaping a Changed American Higher Education System: Defining Your Role

Nov 12, 2014

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke to an audience of marketing experts of on their role in promoting a learning-based, flexible, stackable credentialing system at a meeting of the AMA in Austin, TX.

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Redefining Trustee Leadership to Close the Talent Gap

Nov 10, 2014

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at an Association of Governing Boards workshop to college and university trustees on how they can lead the institutional change needed to better serve their students.

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Western Governors University-Indiana Commencement

Sep 27, 2014

Good morning, graduates … and congratulations! I’m so pleased to be with you on this special day. It’s truly a privilege for me to join Chancellor Barber, along with the entire leadership and staff here at WGU-Indiana, as we honor your achievement.

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Rising to the College-Attainment Challenge in Maryland

Jan 08, 2013

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis speaks at Maryland's Statewide Completion Forum on the promise of creating a student-centered higher education system that broadens opportunity and increases attainment for all.

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Embracing the Goal of Increased College Attainment in Dayton

Nov 20, 2012

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke at the launch of Learn to Earn Dayton at Sinclair Community College in Dayton on the collective work required to build Dayton's talent resources.

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Union Institute & University Commencement Address

Oct 15, 2012

"The nation needs your talent—now more than ever. Today’s labor market has made it clear—often painfully clear—that skills must be consistently honed … that no one can afford to “stand pat” with one’s education and expect to succeed."

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Postsecondary Education: The Case for Systemic Change

Oct 09, 2012

Rigorous and relevant higher education is key to distinguishing Minnesota as the “skilled workforce state,” says Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation president and CEO. “The Minnesota Chamber’s overall effort is right on target”, he said, “Addressing the challenge of producing a better skilled workforce will require all of the key players to work more closely together than they ever have before.” Merisotis delivered the keynote speech at the Minnesota Chamber’s workforce summit, “How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State.”

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