GLENDALE—The Board of Regents of Prelacy Armenian Schools Thursday announced the appointment of Dr. Alina Dorian as the new principal of Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School.
Dr. Dorian received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Biology, with an emphasis in Botanical Sciences and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health in International Health, Health Systems Management.
Dr. Alina Dorian has spent a good part of her professional career as an educator, as a director for numerous grants and as a project manager for full-scale systems restructuring and development. For the past eight year, Dr. Dorian has been a professor and the Assistant Director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Dorian also serves as a lecturer for the Loma Linda University and is a trainer to the State and Local Public Health Departments and other governmental agencies.
Apart from her professional career Dr. Dorian has been an active member of our community. She has received her pre-school and elementary education at the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School and then continued her middle and high school education at Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian School. As a youth, she was an active member of both the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) as well as Homenetmen. In the past two years, Dr. Dorian has worked closely with Prelacy Armenian Schools in their emergency preparedness and response programs. Dr. Dorian has been working in Armenia and in particular, Karabakh, for the past 16 years. She authored Karabakh’s first National Health Plan in 1996 and was later conferred a medal from the Honorable Arkady Ghoukassian for her substantial contribution in the development of the social sector in Nagorno Karabakh.
“The Prelacy Armenian Schools and specifically Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School is a familiar environment for Dr. Alina Dorian. For many years, Dr. Dorian has been involved with our schools and an active member of the Armenian American community. We have great confidence in Dr. Dorian’s administrative and educational capabilities. Considering her educational background and extensive experience, we are confident that she will be able to further advance the educational growth of our students at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School. Her knowledge and the dedication to the Armenian community, coupled with her extensive educational background makes her a unique candidate for the position. We strongly believe that with the cooperation and collaboration of the faculty, the School Board, and local and school committees, Dr. Dorian will succeed in continuing the advancement of Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School” said Board of Regents chairman Mark Guedikian.