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Lumina Announces Attainment Challenge Grant Recipients

Aug 14, 2017

As another school year begins, a baker’s dozen of states have signed on to an ambitious program seeking to sharply raise the percentage of Americans with college degrees and high-quality certifications.

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New Initiative Will Help States Address Postsecondary Outcomes Among Students of Color, Boost People With Education After High School

July 12, 2017

Lumina to award Talent, Innovation, Equity grants to states with favorable education policy environments that firmly commit to closing equity gaps.

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

May 10, 2017

Lumina Foundation names Brad Kelsheimer, DePauw University’s senior vice president for finance and administration, as chief financial officer, effective June 19. Kelsheimer will replace longtime Lumina CFO J. David Maas, who is retiring after 17 years.

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Credential Engine Names Scott Cheney as First Executive Director

March 30, 2017

Credential Engine, a new 501C3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, has announced its first Executive Director, Scott Cheney. In this role, Cheney will lead Credential Engine’s groundbreaking technology initiative to scale and maintain a web-based Credential Registry which – through software apps built on the registry’s data – enables job seekers, students, workers, and employers to search for and compare credentials, as travel apps are used to compare flights, rental cars, and hotels.

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Lumina Foundation Announces New Fellow

Jan 31, 2017

Lumina has appointed Dewayne Matthews to serve as a Lumina Fellow. Through the Foundation's Fellows program, Lumina engages prominent thought leaders committed to dramatically increasing the percentage of Americans with college degrees, workforce certificates, and other high-quality postsecondary credentials.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company

Nov 30, 2016

Discover Financial Services reaps $1.44 in savings for every dollar spent on tuition assistance for employees. Latest study by Accenture supports growing body of evidence that tuition assistance programs help build employee skills, improve corporate bottom lines, and increase employees’ involvement in the community.

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Lumina Foundation Releases Strategic Plan Advocating a New Postsecondary Learning System

Oct 17, 2016

Transformative changes are needed to reach Goal 2025 and ensure a majority of Americans achieve the postsecondary learning so important for success in the 21st century.

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Lumina Foundation Announces
New Lumina Fellow

Oct 06, 2016

Lumina Foundation has announced the appointment of Carol Geary Schneider as Lumina Foundation’s latest fellow, a resource designed to engage prominent thought leaders who are committed to advancing the nation’s efforts to dramatically increase the number of Americans with high-quality postsecondary credentials.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Healthcare System

Sep 27, 2016

An analysis of Advocate Health Care’s Education Assistance Program (EAP), conducted by Accenture and partner Lumina Foundation, shows a 4-percent return on every dollar invested in tuition assistance for the health system. For Advocate’s business and administrative workforce, EAP generates a 58-percent ROI.

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Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
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June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.