Government Affairs

UPCEA Signs DACA Support Letter Joining HACU and Others

May 12, 2017

UPCEA today joined the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and 26 other organizations to issue a letter to Secretary John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security requesting clarification regarding protections offered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Our concern surrounds DACA holders being deported or detained and threatened with deportation which affects many students studying in colleges and universities across the nation.

Click here to read the full letter.

UPCEA is a proud founding member of the National Adult Learner Coalition.


Click here to read more.

UPCEA Policy Commitee

Scott Weimer, Virginia Tech, Chair

Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Allison Friederichs, University of Denver
Bea Gonzales, Syracuse University
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming
Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University


Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!


Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.