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About the President


Dr. Sarac founded VIU in 1998 with the vision of offering students from all over the world the access to higher education. Dr. Sarac has been considered a visionary in his field. As a talented educator, lecturer, publisher, and leader, Dr. Sarac contributes decades of accomplishments and experiences to the ongoing success of Virginia International University.

Dr. Sarac holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. Upon earning his undergraduate degree in 1972, Dr. Sarac went on to earn a Master of Science in Statistics and Computing from Ege University in 1980 and a PhD in Multivariate Statistics & Econometrics from Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, in 1984.

Dr. Sarac has been professionally involved in the field of higher education for most of his life. As a true champion of education, his extensive teaching and lecturing career spans more than 40 years. Dr. Sarac’s career includes serving as a mathematical instructor and as a lecturer at several universities in Turkey. Dr. Sarac taught subjects in the fields of mathematics, statistics, biomedical statistics, economectrics, mathematical analysis, variance analysis, and differential equations.

In addition to teaching at the university level, Dr. Sarac can be regarded as a researcher as well. He has published books and magazines worldwide on subjects related to mathematics and mathematical statistics.

In 1990, Dr. Sarac relocated to London, UK where he opened an education and publishing company. Simultaneously, Dr. Sarac founded and served as the principal of the London Meridian College. During this time, he also served as an education consultant and conducted research on multivariate statistical methods in the Mathematics Department of the University of Warwick, located in Coventry, UK.

In 1997, Dr. Sarac pursued his vision of beginning an international institution of higher education in the United States. Virginia International University opened its doors in Fairfax, Virginia under the leadership of Dr. Sarac. Until today, Dr. Sarac and the university’s vision is to educate students from all over the world who will return to their countries of origin with the knowledge needed to assist their communities and make a difference both locally and internationally. Dr. Sarac wholeheartedly believes that education and knowledge open the doors for peace in the world. Dr. Isa Sarac is a very dynamic and strong-minded individual. It is because of his vision and determination that Virginia International University continues to grow each year with constant improvement and a continued commitment to excellence.