In 2019, Lumina Foundation supported two state partnerships’ efforts in Alabama and Indiana in their effort to impact state-level postsecondary education using regional and local models. Lumina Foundation also engaged Equivolve Consulting to conduct a developmental evaluation to document the efforts in each state and offer examples of how the context in which a partnership operates and their partnership building process can influence partnership structure, stakeholder engagement, and partnership activities.

The evaluation findings outlined in this report are intended to serve as a guide to:

  1. states that may be beginning to build their postsecondary networks or
  2. states that are trying to expand postsecondary efforts and need to better understand how their state goals and contexts may be leveraged to create successful and sustainable systems.

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