Executive Team

Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian, President

Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian is the sixth president of the American University of Armenia (AUA) in Yerevan, Armenia, having assumed that position in September 2023. He also served as that institution’s third president from 2010 to 2014, during which time he oversaw the creation, accreditation and inauguration of AUA’s undergraduate program – the first American-accredited bachelor program in the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Boghosian has been a Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University since 2000, and served as chair of Mathematics there from 2006 to 2010. He also holds secondary faculty appointments in the Tufts University Departments of Physics and Computer Science. Dr. Boghosian has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 2000, a recipient of Tufts University’s Distinguished Scholar Award in 2010, a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia since 2008, a recipient of the “Order of the Republic of Armenia” from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia in 2014, a recipient of the “Gold Medal” from the Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Armenia in 2014, a Fellow of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University in 2018, and a Fellow of the Data Intensive Studies Center at Tufts University since 2020.
Dr. Boghosian’s interests include mathematical fluid dynamics and kinetic theory, and, more recently, the application of these disciplines to problems in the social sciences, including wealth distribution, wealth inequality, the onset of oligarchy, and opinion dynamics. He is a member of the editorial boards of three scientific journals. He has held visiting positions at, inter alia, the Département de Mathématiques, Université de Paris-Sud in Orsay, France; the Ecole Normalé Supérieure in Paris, France; Peking University in Beijing, China; University College London; the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy; and, most recently, the Economic Research Group at the Central Bank of Armenia. Dr. Boghosian also maintains a strong interest in international education, and has served on various advisory committees for Tufts University’s abroad programs. He also served as the vice president of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU) from 2013 to 2014.

Ashot Ghazaryan, Vice President of Operations

Ashot Ghazaryan comes to AUA after leading the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) in Armenia for nearly two decades. Ghazaryan spent the last twenty years as Director of the AGBU Armenia.  During that time he also served as a member of the Republic of Armenia's Committee on Humanitarian Projects, the Academic Council of the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts; the Board of Trustees of the World Bank-funded Social Investment Fund of Armenia; and Friends of the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra.  Prior to leading the AGBU, Ghazaryan headed the Medical Cybernetics Laboratory of the Yerevan Surgical Institute, headed a Department in the Experimental Factory of the Yerevan Physics Institute, and worked as Head of the Supply Department of the Bridge Construction Company of the Armenian Highway Construction Ministry.  Ghazaryan holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State Engineering University of Armenia.

Gevorg Goyunyan, Vice President of Finance

Gevorg Goyunyan is the Vice President of Finance/ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at AUA. He provides leadership and oversight in the areas of budgeting, financial accounting and reporting of the university with total assets of close to $125M and annual budget of over $12M. Goyunyan is also the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia Corporation – the founder and the US non-profit fund-raising arm of the University. He serves as the key staff person of the University Board of Trustees and its Finance Committee on all finance related matters of the institution. Goyunyan’s responsibilities include oversight of the University investments and endowments of over $100M, management of the external audit processes of the entities in Armenia and in the US, financial management and internal reporting for the academic programs, sponsored research, auxiliary enterprises and administrative functions of the University. He serves as the Chair of the University Tuition Assistance committee and sits on many other committees. He has been with the University for over 20 years in various growing capacities, initially joining the US office as Financial Analyst.

Before joining AUA, he has worked in consulting and financial sectors. He has taught as visiting lecturer at the the Yerevan State University and the Agribusiness Teaching Center.

Goyunyan holds Ph.D. in Economics from Yerevan State University, an MBA from the State University of New York, Binghamton, an MA in Economics from Yerevan State University, and a BA in Business Administration from Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Gaiane Khachatrian, Vice President of Development

Gaiane Khachatrian has been with the University for over 20 years, operating from the U.S. Office AUA in California.

Prior to joining the Development team, Khachatrian served as the Recruitment and Personnel Manager at AUA. In that capacity, she developed recruitment strategies that enabled the institution to build, support, and retain the culture and talent needed to meet the needs of the growing institution.

Ms. Khachatrian earned her MA degree in Educational Administration (Educational Leadership Program – ELP) from St. Mary’s College of California, and her BA in English Language and Literature in the Department of Romance-Germanic Philology at Yerevan State University (YSU), Yerevan, Armenia. Prior to her move to the United States, she taught English Language and Phonetics to undergraduate students at YSU and served as an advisor on student research papers.

In 2014, she joined the development team as Associate Director of Development, and was promoted to Director of Development in 2017, responsible for developing and executing AUA’s fundraising strategies to meet the financial objectives of AUA to further its mission.