Prof. Yalcin, holding a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a Certificate of Pedagogical Formation, is a distinguished academic leader, with a rich history of fostering academic excellence and innovation. She has notably served as Vice Dean and has been a pivotal faculty board member for five years. Prof. Yalcin excels in curriculum development and review, ensuring that academic programs are not only aligned with the university’s mission but are also current, relevant, and meet the industry’s needs. Her leadership in faculty development has been instrumental in recruiting and retaining top-quality faculty, thereby nurturing a culture of continuous learning and research. Dr. Yalcin is committed to maintaining the highest standards of accreditation and compliance, safeguarding the university’s academic accreditation status while adhering to pertinent educational regulations. She is deeply invested in student academic success, overseeing advising, tutoring, and support services to guarantee high retention and graduation rates and student satisfaction. Moreover, she is a champion of research and innovation, securing funding for academic research and fostering collaborations with industries and academic institutions, thereby creating a thriving environment of knowledge and discovery.