President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Jamie P. Merisotis is president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, which focuses on increasing Americans’ success in higher education. Prior to joining Lumina in 2008, he co-founded and led the Institute for Higher Education Policy and was executive director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability. Merisotis is author of America Needs Talent (2015) and a frequent media commentator and contributor. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Washington Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and other publications. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of Bates College, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Anatolia College in Greece, and the European Access Network.