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Mr. Vahan H. Gureghian

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
419 Avenue Of The States
Chester , Pennsylvania 19013
United States

Company Description: Charter School Management, Incorporated (CSMI) was founded in 1999 by a successful attorney and entrepreneur who had witnessed the steady decline of a community he...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Juris Doctor
    Delaware Law School
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Villanova University
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Vahan Gureghian | CSMI, 9 June 2014 [cached]
Vahan Gureghian
Vahan H. Gureghian is the founder and CEO of CSMI. Mr. Gureghian founded CSMI on the premise that by applying basic business management principles to schools, and separating the business of operating a school from academics, teachers and administrators are freed up to focus on what they do best, educate students. That operating philosophy, combined with educational innovations that empower students, is helping to change outcomes and reverse negative trends.
Mr. Gureghian, a successful attorney and businessman, turned his attention to education in 1998. Under his leadership, CSMI has helped the Chester Community Charter School become a safe haven for learning with its secure and state-of-the art campuses.
Mr. Gureghian is committed to the growth of alternative education options that provide a choice in public education for parents and students in America's most disadvantaged school districts. Mr. Gureghian is proud of the innumerable achievements of the graduates of CCCS, in high school, college, and life.
Mr. Gureghian is also founder and principal of several successful companies with holdings in media and telecommunications industries. Mr. Gureghian was a partner at the Stradley Ronon law firm and the Obermayer Rebmann law firm. He was also Managing Partner at the law firm of Clark & Ladner. Under his management, Clark & Ladner was named one of the fifty fastest growing mid-sized law firms in America.
Mr. Gureghian serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the Board of Delaware County Community College. He is also a Trustee for the Villanova University Business School. Mr. Gureghian is also on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.
Mr. Gureghian has received numerous awards and commendations including, but not limited to, the Phi Delta Kappa Kudos Award for Service in Education, the Chester Rotary'sPaul Harris Award for Outstanding Service, and the Honorary Gold Membership, from the Lower Merion Fraternal Order of Police.
Through the Gureghian Family Foundation, Mr. Gureghian and his wife, Danielle, have provided hundreds of high school and college scholarships to promising Chester students.
Mr. Gureghian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor from Delaware Law School.
PRPA - Board of Directors, 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
Vahan Gureghian
Portwatch Spring 2009, 1 April 2009 [cached]
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority welcomed two new members to the PRPA Board of Directors this past winter: Vahan H. Gureghian, who joined the board on February 12 and Shawn Dougherty, who came aboard on March 20.
Mr. Gureghian, an appointment of the Minority Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, is Chief Executive Officer of Charter School Management, Inc., which manages the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS). During the past ten years, CCCS has steadily increased state standardized test scores and has consistently outperformed the Chester Upland School District as well as surrounding school districts. Mr. Gureghian also sits on the Board of Delaware County Community College and the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Villanova University and Delaware Law School, Mr. Gureghian also manages several successful businesses in addition to his full-time duties at CCCS.
"I've enjoyed working with Vahan Gureghian and Shawn Dougherty since they joined the PRPA board," said PRPA Chairman John H. Estey recently.
Vahan Gureghian, CEO and ..., 20 Sept 2010 [cached]
Vahan Gureghian, CEO and founder of CSMI is an attorney licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. e received is B.S. degree from Villanova University and his J.D. from Delaware Law School.
About us, 9 Nov 2009 [cached]
Vahan H. Gureghian is Chief Executive Officer of Charter School Management, Inc. His services were retained in 1998 to assist in obtaining a Charter to operate a Public Charter School in Chester, Pennsylvania. He represented the Board of Trustees and participated in the planning of the school.
Through the commitment of Mr. Gureghian and in synergy with its Board of Trustees, CCCS has six new school buildings, and two gymnasiums for the deserving students attending this wonderful school
Mr. Gureghian says, "Chester Community Charter School takes a proactive approach to the education of our children. We do not wait for children to fail. We provide every resource we can to ensure success for every student. While we have not yet reached all of our goals for student achievement, we have demonstrated that with proper resources, focus and philosophy, Chester's children can make academic advancement."
Mr. Gureghian is involved daily in the management and development of the Chester Community Charter School. He believes that the Charter School will be a model, not only in the Chester Upland School District, but also throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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