Get to Know AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education

AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education was established in 2008 as the premier national association for higher education professionals who work with the parents and family members of college students. AHEPPP is dedicated to facilitating meaningful and lasting support of campus-based personnel who interact with the families of college students in any capacity.  

Our Mission

The mission of AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education is to support professionals in higher education who promote student success through informed parent and family engagement.

Our Values

AHEPPP shares a belief in and commitment to:
  • Supporting a collaborative environment
  • Responsible and ethical behavior
  • Leading innovation and ideas for the profession
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Fiscal strength and responsibility
  • Continued professional development
  • Research, assessment, and best practices

AHEPPP is dedicated to facilitating meaningful and lasting support of college and university professionals interact with parents and families. Through communication, research, best practices, and collaboration with parent and family programs, student support staff, and faculty our national support network is sustained and our member colleges and universities, along with their students, flourish. AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education fosters the ever-important link between colleges/universities and their families. 

Meet our Board of Directors