Memorial of the great Sybil Collins Mobley, Ph.D., Dean Emerita

Dr. Sybil C. Mobley, dean emeritus and founder of the School of Business and Industry at FAMU.

Hundreds of people gathered at Florida A&M University to remember the late Dr. Mobley who has directly impacted many students and faculty.

The memorial service was held on Thursday evening in Lee Hall.  An honorary video was on display to recognize the amount of time, dedication and heart Dr. Mobley put into FAMU.

She started out as a secretary for FAMU back in 1945 but her accreditations did not end there. She then rose from the ranks of a professor to department chair from 1971-1974.

Soon after she went on to become the founding dean of the School of Business and Industry (SBI).

Representatives, retired faculty and former FAMU Presidents presented speeches to recognize her accomplishments and personal experiences that they had with her.

Former FAMU President, Frederick S. Humphries believes that FAMU struck gold when they got a hold of Dr. Mobley.  

“FAMU was extremely lucky to have a talent such a Dr. Mobley.” Humphries said.

As SBI dean, Mobley implemented her world-renowned professional Development program.

This leadership development program was designed to teach students behavioral competencies to go along with their academic preparation.

Retired SBI Faculty members, Doris Corbett and Amos J. Bradford both mentioned in their speech that Dr. Mobley was one to remember.

“She was the epitome of a phenomenal woman. She represented greatness and she helped many students grow educationally.” Corbett said.

Mobley impacted thousands of individuals throughout her educational career.

Her legacy will forever live on at Florida A&M University.