To Higher Education

We have a professional obligation to build a vibrant, diverse community of leaders in our field to meet the demands of a quickly-changing professional landscape.

Please consider supporting this important work by sending your tax-deductible contribution to the address below.

Your donation will help provide career development and research support to deserving academic, international and enrollment professionals via the following funds:


  • The Conner Scholarship Fund


    The demand is high. According to our surveys the top reason members can not attend our Annual Meeting is a lack of institutional financial support. A new generation of diverse and motivated higher education professionals will change the face of the profession, but only if they have access to the knowledge and network of professionals that AACRAO can provide them. The Conner Fund helps create those connections that can translate into more rewarding career experiences, better outcomes for our institutions and our better results for the students we serve. 

    John Douglas Conner was named the first Executive Director of AACRAO in 1966 and served until his retirement in 1988. The Conner Scholarship Fund provides support for AACRAO members to participate in the AACRAO Annual Meeting.


  • The Gloria R. Nathanson Fund


    The picture is big. The future of higher education is a cooperative, global effort.

    The Gloria R. Nathanson Fund for Research in International Education supports country or education system research conducted by AACRAO members in order to further the body of knowledge in the field of comparative international education and credential evaluation. 

    Funded projects will published and distributed through AACRAO’s existing sources, which includes the AACRAO EDGE database, AACRAO print and electronic publications, presentations and webinars.

  • The LEAD Fund

    The demand is real. The LEAD Initiative takes a multi-pronged approach at identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management in North America and across the globe.


To the community

We have a moral obligation to have a positive impact on the communities in which we work, gather, and live. We are committed to giving back and contributing to these communities where and when we can.

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AACRAO prepares for move to new office in Washington, DC

May 21, 2018

Local D.C.-area school repurposes donated equipment from Dupont office.

Meet four first-time Annual Meeting attendees

Mar 22, 2018

AACRAO proudly supports these Conner Scholarship recipients in their quests for professional development.

National Giving Tuesday: Help AACRAO build a stronger higher ed community

Nov 28, 2017

According to surveys, the top reason that members cannot get the professional development they deserve is a lack of institutional financial support.

AACRAO selects Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert as IESC-EDGE Chair, recognizes retiring Chair Gloria Nathanson

Jun 13, 2017

Announcing the Gloria R. Nathanson Fund for research in international educationï