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For Immediate Release
Matthew Cookson, USNH: 603-862-0904
USNH Chancellor Stephen Reno Named to Lumina Foundation Research Advisory Committee
August 21, 2008—LEE, NH—The University System of New Hampshire Chancellor, Dr Stephen Reno, was recently named to the Lumina Foundation for Education 2008-10 Research Advisory Committee. He is one of 12 national higher education experts appointed to this committee.
"Research is a key strategy in Lumina's mission of improving student access and success in postsecondary education," said Jamie Merisotis, Lumina's president and chief executive officer. "These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and resources that will provide insight and guidance as the Foundation strives to improve policy and practice in higher education."
Dr. Reno has degrees from St. John’s College and the University of California at Santa Barbara. For more than thirty five years, he has been a professor of comparative religion or an administrator at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Leicester (England), Harvard University, the University of Southern Maine, and Southern Oregon University. In August 2000, he was appointed chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire.
Other Research Advisory Committee members include:
- Clifford Adelman, senior associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy
- Jorge Balan, senior researcher, Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad and Visiting Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies of Education
- Brian Bosworth, president, Futureworks
- Anthony Carnevale, president, Center on Education in Workforce
- Sally Clausen, president, University of Louisiana System
- Peter Ewell, vice president, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
- Patricia Gandara, co-director, UCLA Executive Information Studies
- Paul Lingenfelter, president, State Higher Education Executive Officers
- David Longanecker, president, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
- Laura Perna, associate professor, University of Pennsylvania
- Sheri Ranis, senior research officer, Gates Foundation
- Dave Spence, president, Southern Regional Education Board
TheLumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based private foundation, strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access to and success in education beyond high school. Through grants for research, innovation, communication and evaluation, as well as policy education and leadership development, Lumina Foundation addresses issues that affect access and educational attainment among all students, particularly underserved student groups such as minorities, first-generation college-goers, students from low-income families and working adults.