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 1998, Virginia International University opened its doors in Fairfax, Virginia, under the leadership of Dr. Isa Sarac. Driven by his vision, VIU has expanded its facilities, programs and it has built a truly diverse community of talented staff, faculty and students who share their unique experiences and perspectives with each other. Thanks to Dr. Sarac’s leadership and determination, Virginia International University has become a destination for people from around the world who look forward to quality education, career advancement, in addition to a warm and supportive environment.
Dr. Sarac lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and three kids.
Executive Vice President of Enrollment Management
In 2001, he received his diploma in software engineering and since then has worked with web application development and system maintenance.
He completed his Master of Business Studies (MBS) in 2003 from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal, and in December 2008 he received his master (MIS) degree in information system from Virginia International University.
Director of Operations, Facilities and Property
Bayarjargal Battulga joined Virginia International University as an Operations, Facilities and Property Manager in August 2015 and was promoted to Director of Operations, Facilities and Property Management in June 2016. In this role, he provides direction, oversight and operation management for facilities and property maintenance; campus development and construction; campus security; transportation and parking; information services; and food service. Additionally, Mr. Battulga provides general accounting support to the university subsidiary entity.
Previously, Mr. Battulga was the Financial Manager at Hera Equipment LLC, a heavy duty equipment sales and service company in Mongolia. Prior to joining Hera Equipment LLC, he worked as a Financial Controller for TWB Drilling Ltd, a multinational core drilling company in the mining industry.
Mr. Battulga earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the National University of Mongolia, School of Economic Studies and his MBA degree in International Finance from Virginia International University.
Director of Human Resources
Rebecca Yu graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Cognitive Science. Since 2002, Rebecca has been creating and managing human resources departments for educational institutions, start-ups, and small business federal contractors. Rebecca recently retired from coaching volleyball after 14 years and is enjoying spending her free time with her family and pursuing personal interests such as web design, writing, interior design, and cooking.