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The power of learning

June 04, 2018

Congratulations to the SUNY Empire Class of 2018! I am thrilled to be here with you on this life-changing day. While graduation is always one of life’s great milestones, it’s an extra-special achievement here.

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North America Needs Talent

June 01, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at the Annual Conference of Polytechnics Canada on ways we can to develop and deploy the talent that employers need to fill the jobs that workers want.

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The Critical Role of Math Pathways in the Student Success Agenda

March 06, 2017

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis spoke at the 2017 Summit on Mathematics Pathways in Indianapolis for the launch of a proposed national strategy for developing math pathways that will provide students the rigorous mathematics instruction that is most relevant to their chosen programs of study.

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Urban League's RISE Katrina 10 Conference, closing remarks

Aug 26, 2015

Prepared remarks to close “Education Town Hall” At Urban League’s KatrinaRISE Conference, Hyatt Regency—New Orleans, Aug. 26, 2015

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Assessment the Key in the Quest for Quality

March 10, 2015

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis speaks to the assessment experts of the Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) on the importance of assessing student learning to help ensure that credentials have real and lasting value. Read his opening keynote address from the International Assessment Conference in Austin, Texas.

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Ensuring Quality, Flexibility and Relevance in Postsecondary Learning

March 02, 2015

Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis articulates Lumina's vision for the fundamental redesign needed in higher education to get from a system focused on institutions and based on time, to one focused on students and based on learning, at an annual symposium of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

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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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The DQP and Tuning: Transformative Tools for Reshaping the System of Postsecondary Learning

Oct 08, 2014

Thank you, and good morning. I want to add my own words of welcome to those that Dewayne Matthews has already offered. All of us at Lumina are very grateful for your presence here today ― and for the spirit of partnership that we already share with so many of you. I’m also pleased that so many of you are tuning in to our live webcast. Truly, whether virtual or actual, this gathering is a circle of friends—colleagues and collaborators who have been part of our journey beginning in 2009. We have a shared commitment to student success and to enhanced educational quality.

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