2022 AAHHE National Conference

Cultivating Justicia con Amor y Querencia: Embracing Healing through Policies and Practices that Transform Institutions for Latinx/a/o Communities

Cultivando Justicia con Amor y Querencia: Sanando las Comunidades Latinx con Políticas y Prácticas que Transforman las Instituciones

March 10 - 11, 2022
Nevada State College, Henderson Nevada

Don't miss the Conference Events:

Opening Plenary Session and 38th Tomás Rivera Lecture 
8:00 – 9:30 am PST, Thursday, March 10, 2022 
Professor Norma Cantú

College of Education & School of Law
University of Texas, Austin


ETS – AAHHE Outstanding Dissertation Awards Ceremony
9:30 – 10:00 am PST, Thursday, March 10, 2022


6th Cigarroa Family STEM/Medical Lecture
10:30 – 11:45 am PST, Thursday, March 10, 2022

Jessica Esquivel, PhD
Associate Scientist, Muon g-2 Experiment
Particle Physics Division - Muon Department,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Co-founder of BlackInPhysics and Change - Now


AAHHE Awards Ceremony
12:00 – 1:00 pm PST, Thursday, March 10, 2022
Awards: Founder’s, Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., University Faculty,
Community College, Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues, William Aguilar
Cultural Arts, Early Career and Graduate Student. 

Books of the Year Awards: Early Career, Senior Scholar and Edited Volume


Featured Session
Centering Intersectional Experiences of Central American Students 
in Higher Education Policy
2:15 – 3:00 pm PST, Thursday, March 10, 2022

Floridalma Boj López, PhD
Assistant Professor, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies
University of California, Los Angeles


AAHHE Fellows Recognitiion
4:30 pm PST Thursday, March 10, 2022



Plenary Session
Justicia for Latinx/a/o Communities: Healing Through Activism
8:15 – 9:15 am PST, Friday March 11, 2022

Nolan Cabrera, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education
University of Arizona University of Arizona

Amalia Dache, PhD
Associate Professor, Higher Education Division
University of Pennsylvania

Angela Valenzuela, PhD
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
University of Texas at Austin


Featured Session
Merging Testimonio with Praxis: Latina Leaders Transitioning to Faculty Positions
2:00 – 2:45 pm PST, Friday, March 11, 2022
Mayra Olivares-Urueta, PhD
Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Program Coordinator, M.Ed. Higher Education Leadership
College of Education, Texas Christian University