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


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, Ayb Educational Foundation; Co-founder and Member of the Board of Trustees, Foundation for Armenia Science and Technology; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, 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


Edward Avedisian, Private Investor


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


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


Yervant Demirjian, Private Investor


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


Adam A. Kablanian, Chief Executive Officer, Cynora GmbH; Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Virage Logic Corporation


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


Karin Markides, AUA President; Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University; Professor Emeritus, Chalmers University; Elected Member, Royal Academy of Sciences of Sweden; Elected Member, Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences of Sweden


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


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


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 of Undergraduate Education Emerita, University of California, San Diego; Commissioner, Western Association of Schools and Colleges


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


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


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, AUA Co-Founder, Founding Trustee, Founding President, President Emeritus

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

Louise Manoogian Simone, AUA Co-Founder, Founding Trustee