Paul K. Sybrowsky
Paul K. Sybrowsky is a business owner, university president, and former general authority in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sybrowsky was born on August 22, 1944, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University–Hawaii) and then received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brigham Young University in 1968.
He founded Dynix, the largest library services corporation worldwide, which he sold in 1993. He was named Utah’s Small Businessman of the Year and Utah’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the field of technology.
From 1998 to 2001, Sybrowsky was commissioner of the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. For close to twenty years he has been a member of the President’s Leadership Councils at BYU and BYU–Hawaii. He also served as a member of the board of directors for Utah Valley University for eight years, two of which as chair. He was chair of the Provo Public Library Board (Utah).
From 2005 to 2011, Sybrowsky served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his service, he was area president for Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands (2005–2008). He also filled assignments in church history, media services, family history, and boundaries and leadership.
Prior to his call to the Seventy, he served as a bishop, stake president, and president of the Canada Toronto West Mission (2001–2004). He served as a full-time missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission from 1964 to 1966.
Sybrowsky became president of Southern Virginia University on June 1, 2012. On June 18, 2014, he announced his departure effective August 31, 2014. He indicated that he would continue to serve the university as a senior advisor to the board of trustees for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Sybrowsky and his wife, Lynne, have nine children and numerous grandchildren.