A message from our director
The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC) of the University of Connecticut was established in 1968 to support African American students in the pursuit of the coveted higher education academic experience. It is recognized that many African American students face unique societal and institutional challenges in developing to the fullest extent of their potential. The Center strives to assist students in overcoming these challenges and supports them in their adjustments to college life through the development of cultural awareness, academic excellence, leadership skills, social consciousness and personal success. The AACC is warm, welcoming and intellectually challenging environment that contributes to vitality of campus for all students, their parents, faculty and staff.
Willena Kimpson Price, PhD
Director and Adjunct Professor
Dr. Price received Dr. Frederick G. Adams Award for Excellence in Education