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GSBC, Leeds School of Business Partner to Offer Executive Leadership Certificate in 2022

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced its new Certificate in Executive Leadership, developed in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

GSBC Establishes the Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) Board of Trustees has announced the establishment of the Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking to commemorate Koch’s 20-year tenure as the school’s president.

Hard Questions: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Let’s talk specifically about community banks’ relationship with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We wanted to know what banks were doing to address this topic in leadership, corporate governance and with their customers. Here were the takeaways:

New Educational Product Empowers Community Banks to Make Strategic Investment Decisions

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced the launch of its newest educational products, GSBC + Invest, designed to equip community banks with reliable and impartial information to enhance investment-portfolio performance.

A Message to the Virtual Graduates of the GSBC Class of 2021

The 2021 session helped us learn how, as Bank Management Simulation (BMS) faculty members, to develop relationships with students virtually. Of the many things that we learned; these topped the list:

GSBC Concludes 70th Annual School Session, Announces Class of 2021

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) on July 30 concluded its 70th Annual School Session and awarded 141 total graduates from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking July 29 during a ceremony in Boulder, Colo.

Schroll Named Chair of GSBC

Kim Schroll, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of NebraskaLand National Bank in North Platte, Neb., has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021-2022.

Erickson Named Vice Chair of GSBC

Kevin Erickson, senior vice president and market president of Independent Financial in Longmont, CO, has been elected vice chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021-2022. Erickson, who has been a banker in Boulder County since 2001, is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a finance degree and…

Lessons Learned From an Extraordinary 70th Annual School Session

GSBC on July 30 wrapped up its 70th anniversary session. This is an important milestone in the school’s history and the courage and vision of the Colorado Board of Regents and the Colorado Bankers Association. To plan and execute the curriculum and logistics for more than 500 students as the country emerges from a year long lockdown was a challenge to say the least. 

A Farewell Message From Tim Koch

The 70th anniversary session of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado will end on July 30 coinciding with my retirement after serving as president since October 2000. What a joy it’s been to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who care about community banking.

GSBC Names 2021 Jentz Fellow

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) will host its 2021 Jentz Fellowship recipient, John Hackney, assistant professor of finance at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, at its 70th Annual School Session.

ICBA President, CEO to Headline GSBC’s 70th Annual School Session

Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), will deliver the opening keynote address at the 70th Annual School Session for the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) on Monday, July 19, 2021.