American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC)

1000 Broadway, Suite 280
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: (510) 925-4282
Fax: (510) 925-4283


AUAC Staff, Functions, Contact Information

Paul Yeghiayan

Vice President of Development

MA- Liberal Arts

Tel: 510-925-4286 


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Gaiane Khachatrian

Director of Philanthropy

MA – Educational Administration 

Tel: (510) 925-4285



Marissa Clarke-Howard

Marketing and Communications Specialist

BA- Theater

Tel.: (510) 925-4282



Caren Meghreblian

Secretary to the Board 

Accreditation Advisor and Special Assistant to the President

Ph.D. – History

Tel:  (510) 925-4282



Lilia Darbinian

Accounts Manager

BS – Electrical Engineering

Tel: (510) 925-4288


Lilia Darbinian

 AUAC is a California Public Benefit Corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes under the United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Its principal office is in Oakland, California.  Its specific purpose is to own and jointly operate AUA in Armenia.  AUAC is affiliated with the Regents of the University of California (UC).  Under the affiliation agreement, UC provides academic and administrative guidance.  This agreement allows AUAC to consult appropriate members of the staff and faculty of UC in the planning of curriculum, in the selection of faculty, in the structuring of University administration, and in developing programs in various disciplines.