Founder of Kültür Educational Institutions and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Kültür University, Civil Engineer, MSc. Fahamettin Akıngüç
Fahamettin Akıngüç, having completed his primary, middle and high school education in Eskişehir, graduated from İstanbul Technical University Civil Engineering Department. He worked as a civil engineer and building contractor in between the years of 1950-58. He established Kültür College in 1960. He accomplished so many 'firsts' during his 12 years of employment as the manager of Kültür College.
In the year of 1978, when Kültür College had a gap period, he established YA-BA (Publication Printing Training Tools and Equipment Company) in 1978. As being the manager of that company, he had the journals published as ‘School Units magazinei’ (1980-1993) for children and elementary school students; and ‘Steps toward University Entrance’ for university candidates (1981-1985).
He re-opened Kültür College in 1980. In this new appeared structure, Fahamettin Akıngüç worked as the general manager of Kültür College. He also worked as The Chair of the Baoard of organization of Private Schools. In 1986, he began to publish the journal named as ‘Yaşadıkça Eğitim’ in. He established Kültür Educational Foundation (KEV) with his family in 1989. He carried out the foundation works of Istanbul Kültür University which is sponsored by KEV. In the celebration of 30th anniversay of Kültür College in 1990, in his speech he summerized his life time philosophy as:
‘Being a teacher is a way of life. So far I have had that. After that, I can not imagine a better, more efficient and a happier life than this.‘
Fahamettin Akıngüç has been continuing his educational leadership career as Chairman and Honorary Chaİrman of the Board of Trustees in İstanbul Kültür University since 1997.
Head of Board of Directors in İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions: Ful Akıngüç Över
She had completed her primary and middle school education in Kültür College. Following that, she graduated from Management-Statistic Department of School of Economics in İstanbul University. She recevied a graduate degree from Control Data Institute-London regarding Computers and Programs. She worked for three years in System Support and Program department in NCR Information Technology Company Inc.and in Akbank IT Depatment for another two years. She completed her teaching certification training in Marmara University. Later Ful Akıngüç Över decided to work for Kultur College where she established Kültür College Education and Administration Computer Systems and founded Information Technology Center.
She carried out the foundation works of Kültür2000 College which started its educaion journey in 1998.
Since 2000, Ful Akıngüç Över has been working as the Board Member in the Turkish Private Schools' Organization. In addition, she has been serving as member of Higher Advisory Board in Turkish Private Schools' Organization for last two years.
After undertaking various positions as Deputy General Manager, General Manager, Executive Board Member/Chairman as of 1997, she currently works as Head of Board of Directors of İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions. Besides, she is also Vice President of Board of Trustees of İstanbul Kültür University.
Member of Board of Directors in İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions: Lale Akıngüç Sevgen
Lale Akıngüç Sevgen was born in İstanbul. She completed her primary, middle, and high- school education in Kültür College. Following that, she graduated from English LanguagesDepartment at Marmara University. She continued her studies in language teaching in United Kingdom. She worked as an English teacher and deputy director at Kültür Primary School.
She has worked intensively in the areas of foreign language education, connecting primary years to middle school years in Turkish education system, increasing general kindergarten enrollment in Turkey, and early childhood education. She led the work of establishment of kindergarten divisions in Kültür College.
She has been working in at various of administrative positions such as as Deputy General Manager, General Manager, Executive Board Member/Chairman in İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions since 1987. Lale Akıngüç Sevgen currently works as member of Board of Directors of İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions and member of Board of Directors of Kültür Educational Foundation.
Member of Board of Directors in İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions: Dr. Bahar Akıngüç Günver
She had completed her primary education in Kültür College and middleschool and high school school education in Robert College. She graduated from School of Economics from Boğaziçi University. She received her graduate degree from California State University in 'Education Management'. She received her doctoral degree (Ph.D. )from İstanbul University School of Economics in Behovioral Sciences. She participated in the Cerificate Program of School Leardership at Havard University in 2005. After carrying out the works for the foundation of Kültür Science High-School, she worked as a mathemetics teacher and principal at this school.She took a role in carrying out the foundation of KÜGEM (Istanbul Kültür Educational Institutions Development Education Center).
Having worked as Deputy General Manager and General Manager in Kültür College, Dr. Bahar Akıngüç Günver currently works as Chairman of Board of Trustees of İstanbul Kültür University as well as Member of Board of Directors in İstanbul Kültür Educational Institutions and Publishing Director of Journal 'Education in Life'.