Isa Sarac, PhD
Dr. Isa Sarac is a visionary. As an accomplished educator, lecturer, publisher, and leader, Dr. Sarac contributes decades of accomplishments and experiences to the ongoing success of Virginia International University. Dr. Sarac is very highly educated, holding multiple graduate-level degrees. 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 25 years. Dr. Sarac began by serving as a Mathematical Instructor at both S. Kochisar in Ankara and Fatih High school in Izmir, Turkey. Additionally, he has lectured at the Buca Education Faculty, Sakarya DMMA, Dokuz Eylul University and Uludag University in Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Sarac taught subjects to include general 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 several books and magazines worldwide on subjects related to mathematics and mathematical statistics. In 1990, Dr. Sarac relocated from his home in Turkey to London, England. He opened the education and publishing company TrueStar, Ltd. in London, United Kingdom. Simultaneously, Dr. Sarac served as Principal of the London Meridian College. As CEO of this two-year post secondary institution of higher learning, he lectured in Mathematics, Statistical Methods, Business Calculus, and Multivariate Statistical Methods. During this time he served as an Education Consultant and conducted research on Multivariate Statistical Methods in the Mathematics Department of the University of Warwick, located in Coventry, U.K. In 1997, Dr. Sarac pursued his vision of beginning an international institution of higher learning in the United States. After much research and reflection, Virginia International University opened its doors in Fairfax, Virginia under the leadership of Dr. Sarac. The vision behind the university is to educate students from all over the world who will return to their countries of origin with a reservoir of good will toward the United States and other areas of the globe. Dr. Sarac wholeheartedly believes that education & knowledge open the doors for peace in the world. Dr. Sarac has built VIU from the ground up, and has dedicated his life to following through on his vision for the university. He is a very dynamic and ambitious individual, and 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.