AUAC Board of Trustees


Lawrence H. Pitts, MD, Chair, Board of Trustees, American University of Armenia; Chair, Board of Trustees, American University of Armenia Fund; Former Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of California; Professor Emeritus, Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco


Paul Agbabian, Vice President, Technology and Architecture, Splunk Corporation


Zaven (Paul) Akian, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Integra Technologies; Chair and Chief Executive Officer, FluiDyne Fluid Power, Inc.


Suzy Missirian Antounian, JD, Consultant; Former Chief Operating Officer, World Affairs Council of Northern California


Fr. Mesrop Aramian, Priest, Armenian Apostolic Church; Co-founder & member of the Advisory Board, Ayb School; Co-founder & Director for Strategic Programs, Ayb Educational Foundation; Co-founder, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology; Founder and Director, Vem Radio


Haroutune Armenian, MD, DrPH, Professor in Residence, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; President Emeritus, American University of Armenia; Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


Carol B. Aslanian, Senior Vice President, Aslanian Market Research, Education Dynamics


Craig Avedisian, JD, Principal Law Offices of Craig Avedisian, P.C.


Hovhannes Avoyan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, PicsArt Inc.


George Blumenthal, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz; Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley


Paul Artin Boghossian, PhD, Julius Silver Professor of Philosophy; Director, Global Institute for Advanced Study, Co-Director, New York Institute of Philosophy, New York University; Member of the Board of Directors, Armenian Society of Fellows


Yervant Demirjian, Private Investor


Armen Der Kiureghian, PhD, Interim President, American University of Armenia; President Emeritus, American University of Armenia; Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley


William FrazerPhD, Senior Vice President Emeritus, Academic Affairs, University of California; Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley


Adam A. Kablanian,  Hight-Tech Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor; Founder of Alexandrea Winery, Armenia


Ann Karagozian, PhD, Director, The Promise Armenian Institute, UCLA; Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles


Judson KingScD (Trustee Emeritus),  Former Chair, Board of Trustees, American University of Armenia Corporation; Provost and Senior Vice President Emeritus, University of California; Professor Emeritus, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley


Lori Muncherian, Executive Vice President, New Spark Holdings, Inc.


Lena Sarkissian,  Member of the Board of Directors, Armenian General Benevolent Union


Barbara A. Sawrey, PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Chemistry Emerita, University of California, San Diego; Dean Emerita, Undergraduate Education, University of California, San Diego; Commissioner, Western Senior College and University Commission


Berge Setrakian, JD, Partner, DLA Piper; President, Armenian General Benevolent Union


Christine Simone, JD, MPA, President, Manoogian Simone Foundation


Sam Simonian (Trustee Emeritus), Founder and Chair, Epygi Technologies, Ltd.; Former Chair, Inet Technologies, Inc.; Co-founder, Tumo Center for Creative Technologies


Sinan Sinanian, Chief Executive Officer, Sinanian Development


Jirair (Jerry) Turpanjian (Trustee Emeritus)President, New Spark Holdings Corporation; Chief Executive Officer, TF Educational Foundation


Vasken L. Yacoubian, Chief Executive Officer, Leon A. Yacoubian Contracting LLC; Member, AGBU Central Board of Directors


Lusine Yeghiazaryan, Chief Financial Officer, SADA Systems


Veronika Zonabend, Co-founder of RVVZ Foundation; Chair, Board of Governors, UWC Dilijan


Yervant Zorian, PhD, Fellow and Chief Architect at Synopsys; President of Synopsys Armenia; President of IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC); Vice President of IEEE Computer Society; Founder and President of the AGBU Armenian Virtual College; Member, AGBU Central Board of Trustees


In Memoriam

Mihran S. Agbabian, Trustee Emeritus,  AUA Co-Founder, Founding Trustee, Founding President, President Emeritus

Edward Avedisian, Trustee Emeritus, Private investor, Professional Clarinetist, Boston Ballet Orchestra and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Stephan Karamardian, AUA Co-Founder, Founding Dean of College of Business, Founding Trustee

Louise Manoogian Simone, Trustee Emerita, AUA Co-Founder, Founding Trustee

Karl S. Pister, PhD, Trustee EmeritusChancellor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz; Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering Emeritus, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley