Jamie  Merisotis

Jamie Merisotis


Jamie Merisotis is the President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States and a driving force for increasing Americans’ success in higher education. Prior to joining Lumina Foundation, Merisotis was the founding President of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), an education research and policy center. He was also the executive director of the National Commission on Responsibilities for Financing Postsecondary Education and helped create the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps). Merisotis is the author of the bestselling book, America Needs Talent, published in September 2015 by RosettaBooks.