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EuroCHRIE Past President (2009-10)
Visiting Scholar
University of South Florida
United States

Prof.Cicek is a life-time learner willing to explore new challenges and contribute to institutions with 25 years of teaching, research, accreditation, and quality assurance experiences and network in the field of higher education in Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East and now in the USA.

Prof.Cicek is a life-time learner willing to explore new challenges and contribute to institutions with 25 years of teaching, research, accreditation, and quality assurance experiences and network in the field of higher education in Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East and now in the USA.

Dr.Olgun is an experienced international accreditation and quality assurance expert in higher education at both program and institutional level. He has been actively involved in the accreditation process at different universities in different countries in Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean, and the USA for the last 25 years both as an accreditation expert as well as an academic leader.

Prof Cicek currently serves as Executive Board Member of CEENQA and YODAK (Cyprus) building his experience on the quality assurance and improvement activities of the member agencies as well as institutions from Central and Eastern Europe.

He is also a member of Accreditation Committee for British Accreditation Council’s (BAC), willing to contribute to maintaining global educational and quality standards. In addition to his board and committee roles, he serves as an International Expert and Reviewer for Agency for Quality Assurance (AQAS) in Germany, Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency (NAKVIS) in Slovenia, Quality Agency for Higher Education (AIKA) in Latvia, QAAHE-ASCAL, in Albania. With these roles, Prof. Cicek brings extensive experience in the institutional level accreditation process as well as program level accreditation based on

European Standards and Guidelines. He is also recently affiliated with in reviewer scheme of AACSB, AALHE, ICHRIE, Quality Matters and evaluator for SACSCOC in USA. Dr. Cicek has an MSc in Business and Tourism from the University of Surrey, the U.K, and PhD in Management and Tourism from University of Dokuz Eylul in Turkey. He has been continuing his academic career both as an administrator and faculty member at different universities namely in Turkey, Dubai, Singapore, UK, Switzerland, Cyprus, and USA for the last 25 years.

During his service at various universities in different countries, he has been serving at managerial positions starting from the Head of Department, Deputy Director for the Social Sciences Institute, General Manager for the Training Hotel, Dean of Business School and Dean of Research and Development, Vice-Rector, Rector and finally Executive Board Member of Higher Education Council. He is currently joined as a Visiting Scholar at the University of South Florida in the USA.