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 only 2.8% 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.
The focus of this organization will be to:
1. Increase the number of Hispanics attending and completing graduate programs in higher education.
2. Share with the greater higher education community our perspective and value of diversity.
3. Assist in shaping the impact of science and technology in the teaching/learning process.
4. Prepare a more diverse student population in higher education to work in a global environment.
5. Prepare more Hispanics to pursue a career in higher education in faculty and senior-level positions.
6. Be an advocate and a convener for public policy and issues in higher education that affect Hispanics by providing testimony to appropriate audiences.
7. Pursue research projects that are pertinent to Latinos in higher education.