AU Mourns Passing of Prof. Dr. Ayhan TAN

Atılım University mourns the passing of Prof. Dr. Ayhan Tan, our valuable academic to remain in our corporate memory with his services, having been the president of our university between 21.09.1999 and 08.08.2002. 

Born in Karaman in 1940, Prof. Dr. Ayhan Tan was an instructor at the School of Engineering for years, aside from his presidency. 

He graduated from Güneş Primary School in 1951, Karaman Junior High School in 1954, Konya Boarding High School in 1957, and the School of Economics at İstanbul University. He went to the United States in 1967 to pursue his studies under a state scholarship, completed his graduate and doctorate degree studies at New School for Social Research in 1973, and returned to Turkey. His academic career began in 1974 with him as a founding instructor for the Department of Business Administration under the School of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Hacettepe University. He earned the title of Associate Professor under the same department, and the title of Professor under the Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Gazi University (as per the Higher Education Council Law). Retiring from Gazi University in 1997, Prof. Dr. Ayhan Tan joined Atılım University as the founding dean of our School of Business, then continuing on to undertake the duties of vice president, and president. 

We will always hold his sacred memory in our hearts. Our condolences.