In April, Dr. Hacopian was re-elected to the Glendale Community College (GCC) Board of Trustees for a fifth term. During the May 16th televised board meeting, her colleagues unanimously voted to appoint her as president of the board for the fourth time.
In the absence of elected Armenian American women role models for a college board, she was a pioneer in 2001 when she first ran for office. She is one of the only Armenian American women serving in this capacity among the 72 California Community College governing boards.
A highly passionate and life-long educator, Dr. Hacopian has always focused on student access and success as her guiding principle. Her academic and professional achievements which include six credentials, two MA’s, and a doctorate in Organizational Management attest to her sincere commitment to education.
During her illustrious career, Dr. Hacopian has held numerous positions/titles in K-12, and has been a faculty member for graduate schools at various universities. She continues to serve on thesis and doctorate dissertation committees. A highly sought after consultant, she has been invited to present at many conferences and training-the-trainers’ seminars. In addition, she has participated in numerous college/university accreditation teams which has enabled her to bring the best practices in higher education to GCC.
She has been honored by LA County, CA Senate, CA Assembly, and Congressional elected officials for her outstanding contributions to the field of education. Many organizations have acknowledged her tremendous success by honoring her achievements as well.