Lindenwood University was founded in 1827 by pioneering educators Mary Easton Sibley and George Sibley. The Sibleys sought to establish an institution that educated students across disciplinary fields, provided a solid core curriculum, and promoted the desire to serve the community. The Sibleys envisioned a college that would educate the “whole person” by encouraging students to pursue the liberal arts as well as focused studies. Their vision survives to this day.