Sashary Zaroyan is LMU School of Education's Associate Dean of Strategic Engagement and Initiatives. In this role, he provides leadership, vision, and direction to elevate the SOE’s focus on strategic, mission-focused engagement with educational partners in Los Angeles, the region, the state, nationally, and internationally. He works to enhance and extend SOE’s strategic connections, collaborations, and strategic relationships in support of teaching preparation, educational leadership, and professional psychological services. He also serves as SOE’s lead liaison with LMU’s External Relations Office, and in alignment with the university’s integrated strategic partnership efforts, acts as SOE’s external ambassador to advance shared goals, vision, and mission.
With a background in educational legislation and policy, Zaroyan was formerly a legislative liaison for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, where he worked across city and county lines and with community groups to advance the organization’s priorities, provide solutions that serve the homeless, and raise awareness of key issues affecting this vulnerable population. During his time in Sacramento, Zaroyan advocated on behalf of behavioral health associations and led budget proposals securing funds for mental health organizations in local communities across California's 58 counties.
Zaroyan earned an M.P.A. from the McGeorge School of Law and a B.A. in political science from the University of the Pacific.