Welcome to the Office of Student and University Affairs! Our office is comprised of many different departments, including University Affairs; Student Affairs; Office of International Student Services, the School of Online Education; and non-degree schools, including the School of Language Studies, and the School of Test Preparation.
My staff members show a tremendous amount of dedication to VIU. As highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, we will continue to be committed to our mission of educating students from all over the world. The most important achievement of 2017 was the CEA Accreditation for the Intensive ESL program. The School of Language Studies (SLS) achieved one-year initial accreditation status with CEA in August 2017. As an effective method for increasing relationships with institutions locally and abroad, my staff and I attend several conferences, local events and international training/workshops and visit embassies in Washington D.C. I also actively participate in community-based organizations on behalf of VIU and the Office of University and Student Affairs. In 2018, we are looking to expand our academic partnerships with local and international institutions as well as reinforce our online programs to accommodate the significant demands for distance education.
With highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, our office is committed to our mission of educating students from all over the world and helping them fulfill their dream of studying in the United States of America. As we continue to grow, I am confident that we will work together as a team to enhance the learning and living environment for our students and the communities we serve.
Suleyman Bahceci, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and PDSO
The Office of Student and University Affairs