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ERIC Number: EJ895595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-5
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
"Disproportionately Influential?"
Stuart, Reginald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n12 p16-17 Aug 2010
This article discusses why the Lumina Foundation is considered so influential in higher education despite its small size and the fact that is is a relatively new foundation. Lumina approaches its 10th anniversary this month with a focused higher education funding mission targeting efforts aimed at expanding access and success beyond high school, "particularly among adults, first-generation college-going students, low-income students and student of color." It is the only foundation in the nation touting this as its central mission. Lumina's financial size as one of the 30 largest foundations in the nation and its aggressive push of its 2025 program have made the Indianapolis-based foundation the buzz of the higher education community. Still, it is a smaller being among the cluster of the nation's bigger and much older foundations, and some marvel that this midget among giants is moving like an 800-pound gorilla. Dr. Michael Lomax, president and chief executive of the UNCF, said that right now Lumina Foundation is being disproportionately influential, crediting Lumina for having a much larger impact on the debate about how to improve higher education than its financial size would suggest it could.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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