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.


 AAHHE Standing Committee Call for Nominations
Nominations will open through Friday, June 2, 2023

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AAHHE is currently seeking nominations for the following representatives to serve a 2-year term (2023-2025) as members of its standing committees: Finance/Audit, Governance, Membership, Partnership Development, Professional Development, Publications, and Awards.  The standing committees include both board members and volunteers from the membership at large. The primary responsibilities of the Standing Committees are presented here.

Candidates must be active AAHHE members to be eligible for consideration. Candidates must be able to participate in a series of regularly scheduled virtual meetings throughout the year, work extensively on AAHHE priorities, and will be expected to participate in regular discussions and zoom calls. Workload expectations will vary by committee, time of year, and the volunteer’s professional and personal commitment schedule. Although not reimbursed, committee members are also highly encouraged to attend the annual conference.

How to Apply
Submission Materials:
For each of the committees to which you are applying, the following application materials will need to be uploaded via the AAHHE submission portal as ONE PDF file:

  1. A brief ONE-page statement (maximum 500 words) of interest and commitment that addresses:
    • The reasons you are interested in the specific standing committee
    • Indicate any relevant experience in the committee area to which you are applying
    • Highlight how you would contribute to the committee
  2. Following the statement, include your curriculum vitae (limit of three pages).

The completion of the nomination form and the submission of nominations document need to be completed sequentially no later than Friday, June 2, 2023, by 11:59 pm ET. Please ensure that you have all nomination materials ready, combined as ONE PDF document, before starting the nomination form on the portal.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact [email protected].

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AAHHE Call for Applications
AAHHE Publications Editor ‘Consultant’ Position
Deadline: Friday, May 19th, 11:59pm ET

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AAHHE is accepting applications for a AAHHE Publications Editor position as an independent contractor for approximately 2.5 hours/week. 

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or other terminal degree.
  • Proven work experience as an editor or associate editor.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize work, and handle confidential information.
  • Computer, data entry, and record management experience.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in support of all association programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of progressive administrative and program management experience.
  • Previous customer service and supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Read and write in Spanish.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

  1. Online application
  2. Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.
  3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

For more information, please reach out to [email protected]


Save the Date ~ 2024 AAHHE Conference


2025 AAHHE Conference Request for Proposals

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is requesting RFP’s for their 20th Annual Conference in 2025. For 16 years, AAHHE hosted its annual conference at large hotels. In 2022, the hosting model for the conference was changed from a hotel to an educational institution, i.e., college or university.  All future annual conferences will continue to be hosted at an educational institution, rather than a hotel. AAHHE is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced institutions that are interested in hosting an educational conference and can provide the required support as detailed in the RFP found here.

Those who are interested should carefully review the RFP and submit their proposal by April 28th, 5:00 pm EST as per the instructions on the RFP. For further information please contact [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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We thank you for your continued support!




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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