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Can We Win the Global Access Challenge?

Oct 07, 2013

Representatives from more than 40 countries convene in Montreal for the Inaugural World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education to shape a global agenda for change in postsecondary education. Jamie Merisotis delivers the keynote address at this historic event.

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Kentucky, Ohio can do better graduating kids from college

Aug 13, 2013

Increasing equity and opportunity in Ohio and Kentucky will require new strategies in talent development and aligning postsecondary attainment with the labor market, Merisotis writes in today's Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Lumina's Adult Degree Completion Commitment

July 11, 2013

Lumina Foundation is proud to announce a significant new commitment to advancing adult degree attainment through a series of interconnected projects that aim to engage, motivate and help students who previously have gone to college to actually earn their degrees.

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Jim Applegate, “Why Completion is Important”

Nov 13, 2012

Lumina’s Vice President for Program Development Jim Applegate addressed the trustees of the Ohio Board of Regents at the Complete College Ohio Conference at Columbus State Community College on November 13, 2012.

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They Are Us: Why the Nation's Future Is Riding on Latino Students' Success

Oct 05, 2012

As Latinos grow to more than one-third of the American population, their educational success is critical to our nation's future. Read Lumina President Jamie Merisotis' latest commentary in the Huffington Post on the importance of a highly-talented Latino population.

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Lumina’s Latino Student Success Effort: America’s Economic Future Increasingly Depends on Graduating More Latinos from College

Oct 03, 2012

Latino student success projects are underway in 13 communities. Lumina Foundation is committing $11.5 million in a parnership with Excelencia in Education and Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) to increase the educational attainment for more than 200,000 students over the next years.

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White House and College Access

Dec 16, 2011

President Barack Obama recently called college leaders to the White House to talk about making college more accessible and affordable for all Americans. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis spoke with American Public Media's Stephen Smith about the White House meeting. Listen »

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Latino Student Success Can Help Enable "Exceptionalism"

Nov 21, 2011

Not everyone buys into the idea of "American exceptionalism," but I do. Admittedly, my definition probably differs from what seems to be the popular notion of that term. Being exceptional doesn't mean you're always right ... or above criticism ... or absolved from the rules of justice and compassion and tolerance that define a civil society.

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How to Restore Trust in Corporate America

Oct 14, 2011

With all of the recent talk about budget deficits and trade deficits, the deficit I'm most worried about is our national deficit of trust. Just look at the historically low levels of public trust in our political leaders or the growing distrust in corporate integrity reflected in the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.

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