Yigal Cohen Orgad

Yigal Cohen-Orgad (1937-2019)

Yigal Cohen Orgad

It was a profound loss for Ariel University when a founder of the University, our Chancellor Yigal Cohen-Orgad, passed away. From the very inception of the College of Judea and Samaria in 1982, Yigal's vision was to develop the College into a full-fledged university with a medical school. Even his most devoted and optimistic supporters tried to dissuade him from this 'unachievable dream.' We at the University, working with Yigal on a daily basis, had the privilege of witnessing Yigal's drive and personality become the force which forged this dream into a reality – a legacy we will joyously honor at the Medical School's opening in October.