The American University of Armenia is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. All donations are considered to be tax deductible. Federal Tax ID Number: #94-3140704

AUA Development Office Leadership & Staff

A Message from the Vice President of Development

Since the onset of the American University of Armenia in 1991, the University has been supported and held up by pillars of benefactors. When our generous donors partner with AUA, they partner with education, they partner with ensuring the progress of our youth, and they partner with sustaining the future of our nation. 

The U.S. Office of Development, also known as the American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC) is a California Public Benefit Corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Its purpose is to own and jointly operate AUA in Armenia. With its principal office in Oakland, California, AUAC works in affiliation with the Regents of the University of California (UC). Under the affiliation agreement, UC provides academic and administrative guidance, and this agreement allows AUAC to consult appropriate members of the staff and faculty of UC in the planning of curriculum, the selection of faculty, the structuring of University administration, and in developing programs across various disciplines.

Through the years, AUA has maintained its role as trailblazer within Higher Education in Armenia and we pride ourselves on being able to provide our students with academic quench for knowledge, innovative outlets for creativity, and the support necessary to raise them to succeed in a multitude of ways beyond the walls of campus. 

Join us as we continue cultivating the next generation of thought leaders and visionaries!

Gaiane Khachatrian, Vice President of Development

Gaiane Khachatrian

Vice President of Development
Tel.: (510) 925-4285
Email: [email protected]


Marianna Achemian

Director of Development
Tel.: (510) 340-9065
Email: [email protected]


Edlin Hovsepian

Director of Communications
Tel.: (510) 327-5110
Email: [email protected]

Naira Abrahamyan

Assistant Director of Development
(510) 925-5286
Email: [email protected]

Marina Babayan

Communications Manager (on campus)
Tel.: +374 60 612533
Email: [email protected]

Lucas Der Mugrdechian

Development Assistant
Tel: (510) 925-4287


Lilia Darbinian

Accounts Manager
Tel.: (510) 987-0770
Email: [email protected]

American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC)

Tel: (510) 925-4282

Fax: (510) 925-4283

Email: [email protected]

Main Office: 

117 S. Louise Street, Suite 310

Glendale, CA 91205

Satellite Office: 

1111 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94607

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