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Alumni Spotlight


Dr. Jacob P. Sybrowsky, TTU Graduate Alumnus

As the founder of the Personal Financial Planning program at Utah Valley University, Dr. Jacob P. Sybrowsky is passionate about program development and engaged learning or "DELTA" (Deep Engaged Learning & Transformative Activities) experiences for all students. In his current position as Associate Dean of the Woodbury School of Business, Sybrowsky utilizes his expertise in program creation by mentoring faculty at a top-tier teaching university and facilitating community and industry outreach opportunities.

Sybrowsky holds a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University and is a proud Red Raider! He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development and a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics with a minor in Korean. He served as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Los Angeles Mission, speaking Korean.

On the rare occasion when he isn't working, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Carrie, and "most beautiful little girls in the world"- daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Ruth & Jane and their newest little addition Jacob Jr. (aka little cub, little buddy or little man). As a family, they spend time running together and enjoy developing their heirloom garden. Most recently, they have added beekeeping to a growing list of family hobbies.

As a family, we have profound gratitude for our friends and colleagues at Texas Tech. From the moment that we were accepted by the Graduate School we were welcomed as family and we found our home in Lubbock among our friends in the Department of Personal Financial Planning. The mentoring and education that we received prepared us for an engaging and rewarding career in academia and we would not be where we are now without it. Guns up!