Confronting the College Graduation Crisis
Friday, August 24
10 - 11:30 a.m.
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Join us as we welcome the Lumina Foundation President & CEO Jamie Merisotis and Superintendent-President of Long Beach City College Eloy Ortiz Oakley, for a thought provoking conversation regarding the growing gap of U.S. college graduation.
Lumina Foundation is the nation's largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Under Merisotis' leadership, Lumina's goal is to ensure that by 2025 60 percent of Americans hold degrees. Oakley is best known for implementing innovative strategies and policies that help students succeed in college. He helped offset costs associated with his college-based reforms by leveraging private funding granted by local business leaders, philanthropists and foundations.
The rate of college graduation has drastically diminished compared to other countries around the globe. Come learn from experts about the alarming trends of college completion and how a growing census of educational, civic and the business community have addressed this calamity head on.