Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education

 The Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education is a professional association committed to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher education.

Letter from the President:

Hola AACHE familia,

Welcome to the new and improved website! As the president of this association for 2013/14, my main goal in this role for the second year of my term has finally come to fruition and I can’t express in words how excited I am. It has been a busy, stressful, and at times, an overwhelimage2ming year for many of us on the AACHE board and to be able to round out this year with this fresh, updated, modern website is truly wonderful.

Un grandisimo GRACIAS goes out to Dr. Jose Cisneros and his team of students who worked on creating this new site. They have volunteered their precious time to this project and I couldn’t be more humbled by their talent, creativity, and leadership. Thank you from the bottom of our AACHE hearts!

With Fall 2014 upon us, our annual conference is around the corner. It’s snuck up on us faster than we realized but we’re already planning, organizing, leading and controlling the situation (just used the Four Functions of Management – my students would be impressed, I think. Ha!). The date is scheduled for November 7, 2014 at Phoenix College. We have a great topic that encompasses the reality of what Latinos face in a constantly shrinking and growing economy (most feel the shrinking more so than the growing). Within the next week or so we’ll be adding more details on our website regarding the topic, speakers, workshops, etc. Stay tuned.

As the end of my term comes and I reflect on these almost two years, I am super proud of year one and wish year two had allowed me the time I believe this organization deserves from a leader. I am grateful for the consistency of AACHE leaders who, no matter what, always push this organization forward. Even though the year has been rather quiet, as an organization we have supported and celebrated the victories of Latino politicians in our state, supported students in a fundraising event, and attended a community event celebrating Mexican Independence Day (pictures coming soon). The veins of AACHE spread wide and far and pump from the same heart; a heart that will continually encourage, support, and represent the rights of Latinos in Higher Education. We can only do this together, though, so I encourage you to get involved.

I hope to see you at our conference in November!

Until then,

Patricia, AACHE President 2014




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