The Cal State Monterey Bay President's Speaker Series presents Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, the nation's largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college.
Long a champion of the idea that higher education enhances both society and individuals, Merisotis has worked for decades to increase educational opportunity among low-income, minority and other historically underrepresented populations. Under his leadership, Lumina has embraced an ambitious and specific goal: to ensure that, by 2025, 60 percent of Americans hold high quality degrees and credentials—up from the current level of less than 40 percent. It is Merisotis’ aim that all of Lumina’s efforts and activities—grant making, communication, evaluation, policy advocacy and convening—work toward achieving that goal.
This event was recorded at CSUMB's World Theater on Thursday, April 25th.