Vision & Mission Statements

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.


Major demographic changes are affecting the American landscape. In particular, the Hispanic population constitutes the largest minority population. At the same time, Hispanics are still underrepresented in all segments of higher education, with less than 3 percent of all full-time faculty and administrators being Hispanic.

AAHHE is a cross-disciplinary, higher education organization primarily focused on the need to develop Latino/a faculty and senior administrators as well as serving as a leading research and advocacy group for Hispanic higher education issues.


The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is a national, educational, IRS-approved 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of higher education. AAHHE upholds two critical beliefs: 1) That higher education should address the needs of Hispanics, and 2) That institutions of higher education can be more effective in meeting the needs of a changing U.S. demography.

AAHHE is committed to:

  1. Addressing societal issues as they pertain to the growing population.
  2. Convening public discourse focused forums to develop public policy reflecting the changing demograhics of our nation.
  3. Preparing more Hispanics to pursue a career in higher education as faculty, administrators and policy makers.