300 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor, Suite 700
Oakland, California 94612
Telephone: +1 (510) 987-9452
Fax: +1 (510) 208-3576


Staff, Functions, Contact Information

Dr. Caren Meghreblian, Secretary to the Board, Accreditation Advisor and Special Assistant to the President

Email: cmeghreblian@aua.am

Advise on matters pertaining accreditation; Institutional Research and Development; Strategic Planning; Special Projects.

Gaiane Khachatrian, Recruitment, Personnel and Public Relations Manager

Tel: +1 (510) 987-9453
Email: gkhachatryan@aua.am

Faculty and staff recruitment; employment and institutional contracts; university-wide guidelines, policies and procedures; press releases, relations with the media in the US; University outreach.

Richard Youatt, Development Research and Special Projects Coordinator

Tel:+1 (510) 987-9459
Email: ryouatt@aua.am

University procurements; relations with vendors, service providers; support on the maintenance of the telecommunication and computer systems; development and operation of information and data management systems; special projects.

Lilia Darbinian, Accounts Manager

Tel: +1 (510) 987-0770
Email: ldarbinian@aua.am

Maintenance of journal entries, ledgers, financial statements, invoices and bills; accounts payable/receivable; monthly payroll; federal grant reporting.

Lilia Darbinian
Sheila Lemons, Administrative Assistant

Tel: +1 (510) 987-9452
Email: slemons@aua.am

General administrative support; coordination of meetings, hotel and travel arrangements;  textbook and supply orders; coordination of shipments to Armenia; mass mailings; data management.

Sheila Lemons


The legal entity of the American University of Armenia in the United States is the American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC).  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).  The legal entity of the American University of Armenia in the Republic of Armenia is the American University of Armenia Foundation (AUAF).  AUAF is a foundation (Հիմնադրամ) in the Republic of Armenia.

The principal office of AUAC, and hence of AUA in the United States, is located in Oakland, California.  It is closely affiliated with the Regents of the University of California (UC).  The UC provides academic and administrative guidance under the affiliation agreement, allowing AUAC to play a role in the planning of curriculum, in the selection of faculty, in the structuring of University administration, and in developing programs in various disciplines.