Rector
Prof. Dr. Tarık YARILGAÇ

He was born on May 14, 1965 in Ünye, Ordu.
Rector of Ordu University, Prof. Dr. Tarık YARILGAÇ, finished Suluova Elementary School (Amasya Şeker Fabrikası) in Amasya and graduated from Samsun 19 Mayıs High School.
He graduated from Horticulture Department of Faculty of Agriculture of Ondokuz Mayıs University in 1987.
He completed his military service in Air Forces Command (Ankara-1988/ 201.st term)
In 1988 he passed the exam of General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises and started working as a “Production Engineer/Supervisor” in Dalaman Agricultural Enterprise.
In 1989 he started to work in Tekfen Agricultural Production and Marketing Corporation as the “Black Sea Regional Manager” within the body of TEKFEN Holding.
He continued his career as “General Manager” of Bengisu Agricultural Trade Industry Corporation which is an aggregate company with 600 members. 
He took a master’s degree in the field of Fruit Growing and Breeding in 1993 and he got his Ph.D. in 1997.
He was appointed as an Assistant Professor to Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van in 1997.
In 2003 he took his Associate Professor degree in the field of Fruit Growing and Breeding.
He was appointed as an Associate Professor to Ordu Faculty of Agriculture of Karadeniz Technical University in 2005.
He worked as a Vice Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at Ordu University between 2006 and 2009.
He was appointed as Professor to the Faculty of Agriculture at Ordu University in 2009.
He was selected as a member of The Interuniversity Council (UAK) in 2009.
He was appointed as the Head of Horticulture Department of Faculty of Agriculture at Ordu University in the same year.
He participated in lots of national and international scientific activities and courses.
He took on 19 postgraduate (Ph.D.) and graduate (Master) students’ academic consultancy and supervised their thesis studies.
He participated in 18 international and national projects as a project coordinator and researcher.
He carries on lots of academic and administrative tasks such as Head of Strategic Planning Council of Ordu University, Coordinator of Interuniversity Cooperation Program (UNIP), journal reviewer and member of broadcasting commission of international and national journals, member of Executive Boards of faculties and schools.  
He has one book and about one hundred articles, 12 of these articles are in the scope of SCI, in the field of Fruit Growing and Breeding.
He has been to many countries such as Belgium, Netherlands, Georgia, North Cyprus Turkish Republic, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Syria, England for academic studies and various activities and also he visited all the cities and many districts in our country.
He is interested in photography, reading, poetry, and collection and bicycling.
He can speak English. He is married and has two children.

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