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CWU Appoints Interim Associate Provost of Extended Learning and Outreach


Lynn Franken, Central Washington University’s interim provost and vice president for academic and student life, named Ediz Kaykayoglu as interim associate provost of extended learning and outreach, effective immediately.


Kaykayoglu, who has been executive director of the Office of International Studies and Programs since 2017, will continue in that position.


“Ediz knows our university well and will ensure our extended learning programs continue to operate smoothly during this transitional period,” Franken said. “He is a proven leader who brings a wealth of administrative experience to the position.”


Kaykayoglu previously served as faculty and the director of Education Abroad at Kent State University. He has worked in higher education since 2003 and has expertise in computer technology, educational technology, and international education.

He became director of Kent’s Education Abroad program in 2015 and was the assistant director of the program for two years prior. He was Education Abroad manager from 2010 to 2013 and special assistant to the executive director of the Office of Global Education at Kent State from 2009-2010. He also taught information technology courses at Kent State from 2003-2006.

Kaykayoglu has a BS in computer engineering from Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a master’s degree in computer technology from Kent State University. He is currently pursuing his PhD in instructional technology education at Kent State.