Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE)
The Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE) is a standing commission of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. CADE is comprised of individuals representing a cross-section of APLU member institutions including presidents and chancellors, vice presidents, deans, and other campus constituents. The Commission's primary focus is to develop a comprehensive agenda regarding the relationships between public higher education and the issues of human resources and social change. The Commission focuses on such major issues as the broadening of access and opportunity; utilizing the diversity of the undergraduate experience to prepare graduates for the 21st century; enhancing diversity within student and faculty populations; and creating partnerships between universities and local and world communities to bring about beneficial social change.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Today, HACU represents nearly 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic success in higher education. HACU fulfills it mission by promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to, and the quality of, post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).