Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2007—The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) Board of Directors congratulates Jamie P. Merisotis on being selected the new president and CEO of Lumina Foundation for Education, one of the nation’s 50 largest philanthropic organizations based in Indianapolis, Ind. The Board applauds Merisotis, IHEP’s founding president, for his diligence in helping to create one of the world’s most innovative and effective organizations concerned with higher education policy. His vision and leadership has reaped immeasurable benefits to support the successful efforts of IHEP and shape the overall landscape of postsecondary education. With great appreciation for his many contributions, the Board wishes Merisotis all the best in his new role and future endeavors.
In recognizing the importance to continue the increasing demands for IHEP’s work to increase access and success in postsecondary education around the world, the Board is finalizing its selection of an interim president to oversee management responsibilities until a permanent successor to Merisotis is decided.