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“Justice for all” remains an illusion for many of our citizens. Frustrated by years of unfulfilled promises of reform, feeling devalued and dehumanized, people are spilling into our streets to demand accountability. For many, including members of the AACRAO community, these events are deeply personal.

We are angry. We feel lost. We remain weary. We are also strong, determined, and resolute. We must join forces and recognize that—collectively—we do have agency, that our actions can make a difference. It starts by calling out racial injustice when we see it.

AACRAO will make every effort to shine a light on racial injustice and inequality and create forums for you to engage and raise your voices. We must pull together for meaningful conversation, strategy, organization, and action.

-Mike Reilly, Former Executive Director, AACRAO

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Commitment Pledge

Learn more about the AACRAO Black Caucus' Commitment Pledge

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Holistic admissions: A just solution at a pivotal moment

Sep 5, 2020

BLM and a global pandemic accelerate the push to test-optional.

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Reflections on the 2020 March on Washington

Sep 4, 2020

In this moment, what do you choose?

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Protesting 101: Preparation, etiquette, and safety

Aug 23, 2020

Tips ahead of the Aug. 28 March on Washington.

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Protesting during a global pandemic

Jul 28, 2020

Amplifying AACRAO’s commitment to a community where all are valued, heard, and respected.

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Ally or accomplice? How to support Black Lives Matter

Jun 30, 2020

How can we, a national association of education professionals, use our collective strength to create meaningful change?

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Pride month: The importance of intersectionality

Jun 29, 2020

There can be no hierarchy within these movements to determine which lives are more valuable.

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Black Caucus Town Hall: Race in America

Jun 2, 2020

Join us Thursday, June 4, to discuss how we can make a difference.

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AACRAO Black Caucus welcomes new chair Roslyn Perry

Apr 17, 2020

Thanks to past chair, Kristy Goodwin, for her outstanding leadership.

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Highlighting the work of the AACRAO Black Caucus

Feb 11, 2020

One of our largest caucuses, the Black Caucus is open to any member interested in advancing the black community in higher ed.

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Field Notes: Leadership development cohort kicks off at SEM

Nov 4, 2019

ASCEND will prepare a diverse group to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.

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The fast track to advancement

Oct 21, 2019

AACRAO is pleased to introduce the inaugural cohort of the ASCEND Leadership Development Program.

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AACRAO's leadership development program accepting applicants

Jul 8, 2019

ASCEND helps you prepare for the next step in your enrollment management career.

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ASCEND program announced: Standing by our commitment to nurturers of diversity

Apr 29, 2019

AACRAO seeks faculty and mentors for diverse midlevel enrollment managers.

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Black Caucus redefines purpose and builds membership

Apr 15, 2019

The Black Caucus meets together every year to mentor, collaborate, solve problems and celebrate each other.

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AACRAO LEAD Curriculum Work Group members named

Mar 17, 2019

Workgroup to establish the Senior Enrollment Management Officer leadership development program, which will kick off this fall.

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AACRAO kicks off the LEAD Initiative

Nov 13, 2018

With a new caucus, working group, Career Navigator, and more, AACRAO is advancing diversity in enrollment leadership.

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AACRAO takes the LEAD on diversifying enrollment leadership

Oct 30, 2018

Identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders

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