The Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO) is composed of export control officers and other compliance officers at U.S. institutions of higher education. University export control officers are primarily responsible for administration of export, import and trade sanctions policies at their university. AUECO provides a forum for information exchange and collaboration among its members, and analyzes and advocates for policies and regulations of interest to higher education.

The AUECO Story

The concept leading to the Association of University Export Control Officers was developed in 2007 by three export officers who saw the need to share and promote expertise in the niche field of university export compliance. The first formal meeting of 17 university export officers was held on May 13, 2008, when the Charter and Bylaws were approved. In 2013, AUECO held its first annual conference, which was open to non-members and included presentations by some of the 27 AUECO members as well as government representatives. In 2018, AUECO celebrated 10 years of association, advocacy, and collaboration. 2018 Milestones included growth from 17 to 270+ members, submission of over 40 comment letters to U.S. Government regulators, and organization of six university-hosted annual conferences. As of 2021, AUECO membership has grown to 370 members across 213 institutions! AUECO members continue to plan the next annual conference, participate in educational webinars, prepare guidance papers, nurture relationships with government officials, and monitor key/critical issues. AUECO will continue supporting and advancing the expertise of university export control officers.

AUECO Executive Board

Chair: Marci Copeland
Vice-Chair: Bethany Nelson
Secretary: Josef Mejido
Treasurer: Heather Skinner
Membership: Susan Gasparo
Outreach: Sarah Marie Schlagter
Past-Chair: David Ivey

For more information about the AUECO Executive Board team, please visit the Executive Board page.


For information on how to become a member of AUECO, please visit our Becoming a Member page.

AUECO Committees

AUECO operates predominately through its committees.  For information about the various AUECO Committees, please visit the Committees page (COMING SOON).