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VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT

Debra Humphreys, Ph.D.

Debra Humphreys, Ph.D. leads the Foundation's stakeholder engagement and strategic communications work while also providing direction for Lumina's thought leadership efforts as well as the substantive work on postsecondary education quality.

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STRATEGY DIRECTOR

Kevin Corcoran

Kevin Corcoran leads Lumina Foundation's strategic communications team. Prior to assuming this role in late 2016, he spent eight years directing design and policy work that promoted development of new higher education business and finance models aimed at helping the United States achieve a goal of 60 percent of working-age Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, or other postsecondary credentials by 2025. His areas of expertise include competency-based education and outcomes-based funding. He also manages a portfolio of grants related to Lumina's work with nonprofit and public media partners. Corcoran serves on the board of The Communications Network, the leading organization nationally helping foundations and nonprofits improve lives through smart communications.

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SENIOR EDITOR AND WRITER

David S. Powell

Dave Powell plans, edits and supervises the production of all Lumina Foundation publications, collateral, and other printed material; he helps create content for Lumina's electronic publications and aids in the creation of speeches and presentations for the Foundation's executives.

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DIGITAL AUDIENCE GROWTH EDITOR

John C. Strauss

John helps tell the story of Lumina through blogs, multimedia, and other content, helping manage the foundation's social media channels and digital storytelling.

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DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER AND EDITOR

Matthew Jenkins

Matthew creates online content highlighting the work of the Foundation and its partners with a focus on illustrating the reality facing today's students and clarifying policy imperatives for a broad general audience with the goal of promoting a national sense of urgency for increasing postsecondary attainment.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Barbara Rodriguez

With 16 years in the non-profit sector, Barbara provides highly-specialized mentoring, training, and guidance personalized to her colleagues needs to help lead them on paths to success.

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