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Education is the avenue to prosperity in America

Aug 26, 2014

Forbes recent list of the wealthiest individuals in each of the 50 states reveals a common link among them: education beyond high school. Lumina President Jamie Merisotis reveals the ties between individual earning power and higher education and reminds us that the popular dropout-turned-billionaire narrative is actually a rare exception.

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Reflections on Lumina’s History, and Its Future

June 11, 2014

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis reflects on Lumina Foundation's formation as an independent, non-partisan private foundation and its future as an organization singularly focused on Goal 2025.

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Danette Howard Joins Lumina Foundation as Vice President

March 31, 2014

Lumina Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danette Howard as vice president for policy and mobilization.

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Lumina President Jamie Merisotis recognized for outstanding contribution to higher education by NASPA

March 18, 2014

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, have awarded their 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award to Jamie P. Merisotis at their annual conference in Baltimore.

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Twenty communities commit to postsecondary attainment goals

Dec 04, 2013

Today, 20 U.S. communities were announced as the first partners in a promising community mobilization initiative led by Lumina Foundation. Designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials, the collaborative effort connects participating cities with significant technical and planning assistance, data tools, flexible funding and special access to a powerful network of national thought leaders.

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Media conference call announcing first 20 cities in community mobilization effort

Dec 03, 2013

Lumina Foundation will host a media conference call to announce the first 20 cities selected to participate in a special mobilization effort designed to help communities dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Appointment of “Lumina Fellows”

Oct 02, 2013

Lumina Foundation has announced the appointment of four Lumina Fellows, a new resource designed to engage prominent thought leaders who are committed to advancing the nation’s efforts to dramatically increase postsecondary education attainment.

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New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Jamie Merisotis

June 18, 2013

NEJHE's New Directions for Higher Education examines emerging issues, trends and ideas that have an impact on higher education policies, programs and practices. Read an interview with Lumina’s Merisotis on Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Members and Board Chair

April 17, 2013

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Kathy Davis and Allan Hubbard to serve on Lumina Foundation’s Board of Directors. James C. Lintzenich was also elected to Board Chair.

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