Maria Mehranian Appointed to Woodbury Board of Trustees

BURBANK –Woodbury University announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees — all women — including an emeritus member of the faculty.

Joining the Board of Trustees as new members are: Dulari Amin, Zelda Gilbert, Karen Locke and Maria Mehranian.

Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Cordoba Coporation, a full service civil engineering, construction management, and program management firm specializing in transportation, education, water, and energy.

The company has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Ana, and San Diego. For more than 30 years, Mehranian built Cordoba into one of the top engineering consulting firms in the nation — an effort cited in a case study prepared by the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University recording her career growth and the firm’s success.

She has served on the Los Angeles Water Quality Control Board since 2008, having been appointed by Governor Schwarznegger followed by two consecutive terms appointed by Governor Brown. Mehranian chaired the Board in 2012 and 2013, and during that period negotiated mitigation measures and remediation programs with a number of oil companies while successfully building among stakeholders.

Mehranian is the President of Armenia Fund West Coast. The Woodbury University Board of Trustees serves as the institution’s primary governing body, overseeing policy, academics and appointments. Trustees serve for a minimum of three years. The addition of the four new appointees brings the number of active members to 25, plus seven trustees emeriti.

Founded in 1844, Woodbury University in one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges that Add the Most Value” according to Money Magazine.

There are two other Armenians on the Board: Ron Altoon and Talin Fakhoorian.

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