Lumina Partner Events

August 12, 2020

Short-Term Credentials and Racial Equity: Complicated Past, Promising Future

With Lumina Foundation’s support, National Skills Coalition and Education Strategy Group are partnering to help states and postsecondary systems prioritize quality non-degree credentials that will quickly help people find and keep better jobs.

July 29, 2020

(Re)Thinking Black Student Debt

In 2017, data from the U.S. Department of Education revealed that half of Black borrowers default on their student loans within 12 years of enrollment, and more recent data reveal that these trends have continued. Even as the issue of college affordability and student debt have become central to public policy discourse, the necessary companion conversation about the effect of endemic structural racism on inequitable student outcomes has been less robust.
Dr. Dominique Baker, Southern Methodist University
Tiffany Dena Loftin, NAACP
Dr. Tiffany Jones, The Education Trust
Ernest Ezeugo
Dr. Katherine Wheatle, Lumina Foundation
Adam Harris, The Atlantic


July 1, 2020

A Stronger Nation Webinar: Counting Short-Term, Industry Certifications

Courtney Brown and Jeff Strohl discuss the importance of high-quality industry certifications. This is the first year that our ‘A Stronger Nation’ data tracker measures certifications in postsecondary education attainment, and we’re excited to recognize this critical pathway for skills development and recognition.
Courtney Brown Courtney Brown
Vice President of Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation
Jeff Strohl Jeff Strohl
Director of Research, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Domy Raymond Dominique Raymond
Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation
2:00 Welcome and Introduction: Dominique Raymond
2:05 Stronger Nation: A measure of America’s progress: Courtney Brown
2:30 Measuring Short-Term Credentials: Jeff Strohl
2:45 Stronger Nation Spotlights, Key Takeaways, and Next Steps: Courtney Brown
3:00 Open Audience Q&A: Dominique Raymond
Until 3:30 Extended Q&A *

See the list of organizations specializing in certification data referenced during the webinar.

June 25, 2020

HBCU Perspectives: Leadership Perspectives and Priorities

Lumina Foundation national webinar from June 25, 2020 features 3 HBCU presidents from Howard University, Dillard University, and Morgan State University who have led their institutions to improve student retention and completion rates for all students, as well as for diverse student populations within HBCUs. Learn about how these leaders are planning and prioritizing moving forward, and how they view the role of HBCUs in our current context.
Danette Howard Danette Howard
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation
Walter Kimbrough Walter Kimbrough
President, Dillard University
David Wilson David Wilson
President, Morgan State University
Wayne Frederick Wayne A. I. Frederick
President, Howard University