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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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Zakiya Smith discusses the value of higher education on Larry King Now

Nov 07, 2014

With soaring tuition costs and rising student debt levels, many Americans are questioning the value of a college degree. Larry welcomes an esteemed group of educators and experts to assess the state of higher education in America.

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DQP launch event videos

Oct 08, 2014

On Oct. 8, Lumina hosted a panel discussion The Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning: Call for Action, Conversation about Next Steps. Video of the full event is available.

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National Alliance Formed to Improve College Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students; Raises $5.7 Million

Aug 14, 2014

The University Innovation Alliance is a newly-formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping 21st century students earn college degrees. The alliance is developing a “national playbook” of programs to benefit low-income and first-generation students.

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Gallup-Purdue Index Releases Inaugural Findings of National Landmark Study

May 06, 2014

The inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index (GPI) finds that to meet the talent demands of our nation we need a higher education system that is student- and learning-centered, producing students with good lives and good jobs. The GPI is a new and unique tool that will help institutions improve and accomplish these outcomes. The study also finds that students who were closely engaged with faculty or participated in an internship-type program were more likely to be engaged at work and have high well-being.

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Today’s business leaders say, “It’s what you know, not where you go” when making hiring decisions, new study shows

Feb 25, 2014

An overwhelming majority of business leaders say that even as demand for workers with degrees and other credentials is rising when it comes to making hiring decisions, a candidate’s knowledge and skills far outweigh where that candidate went to college or their major, according to new data released today.

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Adult Learners and the Completion Agenda

Aug 23, 2013

As a Strategy Director for Lumina Foundation, one focus among many for Dr. Zanville is increasing degree completion for returning adults with prior college or no credentials, and statewide approaches to reverse-transfer degrees through the national Credit When It’s Due initiative

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The Changing Higher Education Agenda

Aug 23, 2013

Two Lumina Foundation leaders were invited to speak at the 2013 National Energy Education Network meeting. Strategy Director Holly Zanville spoke on Adult Learners and the Completion Agenda » and President/CEO Jamie Merisotis delivered the closing remarks: The Changing Higher Education Agenda »

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Lumina Foundation features two colleges for their work serving student veterans; America needs more vets with degrees to meet attainment needs

July 01, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Millions of men and women in uniform have returned or will soon return home; for many of them, college is the new front. Unfortunately, the transition from combat to the classroom can be challenging, and that’s why several universities are responding with programs and services geared toward better serving student veterans. Advocates for student veterans say Rutgers University and the University of Arizona are doing exceptional work in this regard, and both institutions are featured in the latest issue of Lumina Foundation Focus magazine.

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