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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 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.



AAHHE statement on the overturning of Roe vs. Wade Decision

July 12, 2022

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) condemns the United States Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that established the constitutional right to reproductive choice. This action by the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, demonstrates the effect of power and privilege that essentially strips away human rights, especially the rights of women and historically marginalized groups. Specifically, it will lead to increased inequalities in healthcare and abortion access, put people at risk for physical and mental health problems, and cause financial strain. Moreover, banning abortion nationwide could increase pregnancy-related deaths by 7% in the first year and 21% in later years. It is predicted (estimated) that Black and Latinx women would have the highest rates of such deaths. 

The outcry is palpable across the country with protests occurring daily. As the days and weeks unfold, we will witness the impact of this decision on millions of individuals and their families. AAHHE demands that Congress promptly codify federal abortion protections into law to protect underserved and minoritized communities. Each one of us must remain vigilant, ready to mobilize as our civil rights are jeopardized, and address issues that disproportionately affect our communities. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. resonate today—Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere. 

We join with other prominent organizations such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Labor Council for Latin America Advancement, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the National Latinx Psychological Association, and many other like-minded organizations in condemning the Supreme Court’s decision.   

In solidarity, 

AAHHE Board of Directors



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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