AUA Announces Appointment of New President

From the AUA Press Office, we received the following email announcement:

The American University of America (AUA) has announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian as President of the University, effective late summer 2010. Dr. Boghosian is Professor and Chair of Mathematics at Tufts University. A distinguished scholar with numerous publications to his credit, he holds a B.S. degree in physics and an M.S. degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Applied Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Boghosian has held visiting positions at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Peking University, University College London, University of California Berkeley, International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre, University of California Davis, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In announcing the appointment of Dr. Boghosian, AUA Board Chairman Dr. C. Judson King paid tribute to AUA’s current president Dr. Haroutune K. Armenian, who will retire this summer: “Dr. Haroutune Armenian has devoted thirteen heartfelt, energetic, and effective years as President of the American University of Armenia, from 1997 to 2010. During his tenure the University received initial accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, opened two new buildings, introduced new academic programs, and was instrumental in creation of the Digital Library of Armenian Classical Literature. Dr. Armenian personally led development and implementation of the Turpanjian Rural Development Program, resulting in establishment of over one hundred businesses in the Shirak and Tavush regions of Armenia and in Artsakh. The Board is grateful both to Dr. Armenian and to his wife, Mrs. Sona Armenian, for their thirteen years of effective service to the University.”

The American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC) is registered as a non-profit educational organization in the United States and is affiliated with the Regents of the University of California.  Receiving major support from AGBU, AUA offers American-accredited instruction leading to the Masters Degree in eight graduate programs.  For more information about AUA, please visit www.aua.am.

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