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AUA’s Arevik Anapiosyan and Ruben Malayan Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia

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YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that Arevik Anapiosyan (M PSIA ’08), AUA alumna, and Ruben Malayan, Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia (SAFAA) in January, 2019.

Anapiosyan is currently the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. She has served as a local consultant in the Strengthening Integrity and Combating Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia project, co-funded by the EU and Council of Europe. She has been actively involved in research, policy development, and partnership coordination in the field of higher education for over a decade.

Malayan is an award-winning art director and visual artist. Besides teaching Visual Communication course at AUA, he currently teaches drawing at the Terlemezian State College of Fine Arts, as well as giving lectures and calligraphy workshops in Armenia and abroad. He has been working in broadcast and cinema for over two decades, realizing creative projects in Armenia, Israel, the Netherlands, Canada, and India. His career in visual arts spans over twenty five years with a focus on an extensive research in the fields of calligraphy and typography.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.