Ronald I. Sibert, MBA, PhD
Senior Business Director
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Dr. Sibert is an accomplished higher education administrator and nonprofit executive with more than 20 years of experience working across sectors internationally. He is currently the NLN senior business director. Prior to joining the NLN, he served as the director of market development and initially as the strategic alliance director at the Graduate Management Admission Council. While there, he established organizational linkages in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa that catalyzed expansion of the Council’s standardized testing markets around the world.
Earlier, as the MBA program director at the University of Delaware, he administered the business school’s full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs as well as career services where he refined enrollments and increased graduate job placements respectively. Earlier at the University’s Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories with the A.I. duPont Institute, his successful advocacy for increased access to medical and rehabilitative equipment for persons with disabilities in Delaware resulted in his being appointed chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens. Similar honors include his board director service at two diversity-focused organizations: the Ph.D. Project that works to increase minority representation among management faculty in U.S. management schools and the Forte Foundation that advocates for increasing the representation of women in the executive suite.
Ron’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration and MBA in Finance from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Psychology from Drexel University. He also is a longstanding active member of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)—a lay Buddhist non-governmental organization of the United Nations dedicated to peace, culture and education.