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Cagri Bagcioglu, Ed.D.

Head, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Dr. Cagri Bagcioglu has spent his career in international education working in U.S. and international state and private higher education institutions and organizations. He has served as Senior International Officer for various U.S. state universities and has provided consultancy to different higher education institutions and companies in the United States and other countries. Most recently, Dr. Bagcioglu provided operational leadership to the mature centers of INTO University Partnerships in North America as well as support to INTO’s senior leadership in innovation and new projects.

Prior to that, Dr. Bagcioglu worked for Laureate International Universities between 2009 and 2018 in different capacities and roles, becoming the CEO of Laureate’s Turkey operations. During his tenure in Turkey, Dr. Bagcioglu led Istanbul Bilgi University to triple its enrollment, growing to over 30,000 students, to improve all outcomes of the University including its position in national and international rankings, and to seek and obtain national and international accreditations. 

Dr. Bagcioglu is a member of several international education professional organizations and has presented numerous times at their events. Dr. Bagcioglu obtained his BBA in Economics and Finance at the University of North Alabama where he also completed his MBA in Marketing and Finance. He received his doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Liverpool.