Welcome to AAHHE! 

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is an agent of change for improving education, thus enabling Hispanic students to fully participate in a diverse society. AAHHE works collaboratively with all sectors of education, business, industry, as well as community and professional organizations to enhance the educational aspirations and to meet the needs of a significantly increasing Hispanic population.

Virtual Conference Access

All conference participants will be able to access the general sessions for free. All the general sessions will be livestreamed. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Opening Plenary
1:15-2:15pm PST
Meeting ID 896 0961 3143

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Tomas Rivera Lecture and Outstanding Dissertation Competition Awards
8:30-10:30am PST
Meeting ID 839 8192 6825

AAHHE Awards Ceremony
12:00 – 1:15pm PST
Meeting ID 847 3567 7223 

Cigarroa Lecture
1:30-2:30pm PST
Meeting ID 894 7761 2953 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Plenary Panel Discussion
8:30 – 10:00 am PST     
Meeting ID 856 3680 4376

AAHHE Fellows Lunch
12:30 – 2:00pm PST
Meeting ID 824 7181 5752

Outstanding Dissertation Competition Award First Place Winner: Rosalinda Godinez, PhD
Mexicana/Latina Campesinas Cultivating Knowledge: A Collective Agricultural Land-Based Education in Central Washington State in the Homelands of Yakama Nation 2:00 – 3:00pm PST
Meeting ID 899 7708 0045

Town Hall Wrap Up
4:30 – 5:30pm PST
Meeting ID 873 0294 1808

AAHHE Accepting Strategic Planning Proposals - DUE DATE MARCH 13, 2023

AAHHE is embarking on a strategic planning process for which it is requesting proposals from interested, qualified, and experienced individuals, organizations, or companies that provide strategic planning, development, and facilitation services. The primary goal of the strategic planning contract will be to facilitate, manage, and bring expert knowledge with tangible examples to the strategic planning process for the AAHHE Board, volunteer leadership, staff, and members. Through its strategic planning process, AAHHE looks to ensure that its vision, mission, and core values align with the needs of the organization, its members, Latinx/a/o/e communities, and others that it serves. 

Those who are interested should submit proposals with the application documents prescribed in the Request for Proposals, along with any additional supporting documentation to: Patty Anderson, Strategic Planning Consultant Search Coordinator, [email protected].


Statement from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education on Governor Abbott's Memo Banning Diversity Initiatives in Texas Agencies and Higher Education 

February 14, 2023
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) strongly opposes the recent memo written by Governor Abbott’s office that suggests Texas agencies and higher education institutions are violating hiring practices through their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. We believe that DEI initiatives are lawful, carefully deployed, and crucial in creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace and educational environment for all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, national origin, age, disability, or military status.

Discrimination has no place in the workplace, and we believe that DEI initiatives are essential in ensuring that all employees are treated with respect and dignity. Furthermore, research shows that a diverse workforce leads to increased creativity, innovation, and productivity.

Higher education has a critical role to play in promoting DEI initiatives and creating a culture of inclusiveness, and we are committed to continuing to work towards these goals.
We reject the notion that DEI initiatives lead to discrimination or favoritism, and instead view them as a means of promoting equality and fairness.

We believe that everyone should have access to equal opportunities and a workplace that values and respects their contributions. We stand with the hundreds of thousands of individuals employed by the State of Texas and will continue to advocate for the importance of DEI initiatives.


AAHHE Announces Appointment of 2022 Chair and Chair-elect and Three new BOD Members

August  9, 2022

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is beginning its eighteenth year as the premier national association representing Latinx faculty, administrators, professionals and graduate students in higher education. AAHHE is proud to announce the appointments of:

  • Dr. Patrick Valdez as Chair of the Board of Directors and Dr. Azara Santiago Rivera as Chair-elect for the year 2022-2023.

  • Three new members to the Board of Director were appointed for three-year terms (2022-2025): Drs. Jeanett Castellanos, Marie Mora, and Luis Ponjuán. The addition of members to the Board of Directors brings the total number of AAHHE Board members to eighteen. Collectively, the new Directors bring deep experience and understanding of educational leadership, teaching, policy, community engagement, diversity, Latinx studies, and social sciences.


Introducing AAHHE Academic Research Briefs Professional Development Series 

There is great talent among AAHHE members and to showcase the depth and breadth of thought leadership, we begin the Academic Briefs Professional Development Series. We invite contributions of 500-750 words.  Please support our new efforts. If you are interested in your academic brief being showcased and for additional information, please contact, Dr. Lucia Gutiérrez, AAHHE Executive Director at [email protected].

Dr. Claudia Garcia-Louis is our inaugural author with her academic brief titled Hey Hispano: Forget the Celebration, Address Your Internal Prejudice.

Any view or opinions represented in the academic briefs showcased by AAHHE are personal and belong solely to the author and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the author may or may not be associated with in any professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated.



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2022 AAHHE National Conference | In-person & Livestreamed
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March 10 -11, 2022
Nevada State College
Henderson, NV

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The Value of Membership  

AAHHE is dedicated to developing and recognizing the new generation of Latinx faculty, senior-level administrators and graduate students, in higher education, through its signature programs and annual awards.

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