Sibley’s greatest experiences at Marian University were the
relationships he was able to build with the staff, students, and
professors. In one school year, Sibley broke two bones—first a
bone in his foot and six months later, a bone in his hand. In both
cases, his advisor, Lynn Wybiral, worked with him to adjust class
schedules, retrieve books, and ensure no additional financial
impact. He says, “She was there from the beginning to end. She
made it possible for me to remain confident, positive, and on track
through the many life events that could have prevented me from
reaching my goal.”
Lee Sibley was blessed to already have a family and a solid career
path managing a compensation program at Xerox Corporation.
After putting off a formal education for a long time, he embarked
on a personal journey to prove that he had the ability and
persistence necessary to earn a college degree. Marian’s Adult
Programs (MAP) provided Sibley with the support he needed
through flexible scheduling, excellent professors, and the
convenient, free service of having textbooks mailed to your home.
The Franciscan values—dignity of the individual, peace and justice,
reconciliation, and responsible stewardship—that contribute to the
teaching and learning environment are a key reason why Marian
University was the perfect choice for him.
“Marian University had given me the confidence
to move forward in my personal journey as a professional
businessman.” He continually seeks new opportunities and
challenges at Xerox that allow him to use his newfound
understanding of the global business environment, labor and trade
laws, and government regulations and relationship management.