Welcome to the
Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS)
CAFCS is a National organization of individuals who hold administrative roles in Family and Consumer Sciences in colleges and universities. This organization of 200 plus active and lifetime members began in 1960, with a group of administrators meeting annually at The Lake Michigan Conferences in Chicago. In 1966 they became an official organization known as the National Council of Administrators of Home Economics, holding their first stand-alone meeting in February of 1966.
The mission of CAFCS is to strengthen family and consumer sciences and related units in higher education through the development of excellence in administration. The organization seeks to achieve this mission by focusing on leadership development. The annual CAFCS meeting held in February is designed to focus on leadership skills. In addition CAFCS works collaboratively with the Higher Education Unit (HEU) of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the Board of Human Sciences (BOHS) to provide leadership development conferences for new and emerging administrators.
CAFCS is a member of the Family & Consumer Sciences Alliance Branding Initiative, which communicates the value of the family and consumer sciences field. The icon conveys the essence of the field.
Call for nominations for the CAFCS Excellence in Administration Award
The Excellence in Administration Award recognizes an individual member of the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences who has, over a significant period of time, made an outstanding contribution to the family and consumer sciences/human sciences profession. The recipient is honored at the BoHS/CAFCS meeting on Thursday, Feb 20 at the Awards Luncheon. To nominate a worthy colleague, please access the nomination criteria and form here.