At Lumina, Merisotis is continuing that effort by employing a strategic, outcomes-based approach in pursuing the Foundation’s mission of expanding college access and success. Under his leadership, Lumina has embraced an ambitious and specific goal: to ensure that, by 2025, 60 percent of Americans hold high quality degrees and credentials—up from the current level of less than 40 percent. It is Merisotis’ aim that all of Lumina’s efforts and activities—grant making, communication, evaluation, policy advocacy and convening—work toward achieving that goal.Merisotis is an expert on a wide range of higher-education issues. He is well versed in domestic and international issues related to higher-education access and success, including student financial aid, minority-serving colleges and universities, global higher-education policy strategies, learning outcomes, and the social and economic benefits of higher education. He is recognized as an authority on college and university financing and has published major studies and reports on topics ranging from higher-education rankings to technology-based learning.