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Rodeheaver Awarded GSBC’s Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce Carissa Rodeheaver, president, chief executive officer (CEO) chairman of the board of First United Bank & Trust and First United Corporation in Oakland, Maryland, has received the 2023 Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking.

GSBC Graduates Eighth Cohort from Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce that its eighth cohort has completed the school’s Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI).

Achieving Transformation: An Update on GSBC’s Strategic Plan

It has been nearly a year since the GSBC Board of Trustees adopted our new strategic plan, which affirmed our commitment to building leaders for community banks.

GSBC Students Identify Signals of Change Informing Community Banking’s Future

Beginning in 2022, rising third-year GSBC students had the option to participate in a Signals Group as their Strategic Topic intersession project. There are two active Signals Groups with 10 members each, for a total of 20 students researching emerging technologies.

GSBC’s Blom, Bunch Receive Promotions: A Statement from GSBC President Michael Stevens

GSBC President Michael Stevens is pleased to announce the promotions of Amy Blom to Chief Operating Officer and Josie Bunch to Vice President of Strategy & Experience at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC).

2023 Alumni Association Golf Tournament

Come out and join fellow classmates, faculty, trustees, alumni and friends for a fun-filled day on the greens with a marvelous view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

GSBC, Partners Announce 2023 Scholarship Recipients

As part of its mission to prepare the next generation of community bank leaders, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce its 2023 scholarship recipients.

GSBC Scholarship to Recognize Innovative Community Banks

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has established a new scholarship to recognize community banks across the nation for their innovative approaches to serving their customers and communities and helping build thriving local economies.

Strategic Topic Projects Position Community Banks for the Future

GSBC’s rising third-year students dedicate significant time before their final session on campus exploring and addressing an opportunity or challenge their institution is facing by completing their Strategic Topic Project.

Isaac, Maxa Join GSBC Alumni Advisory Board

GSBC welcomed two new community bankers to its Alumni Advisory Board at its meeting on October 13, 2022. The new members include GSBC Alumni Dan Isaac ‘17 (representing Nebraska) and Ron Maxa ’21 (representing Iowa).

GSBC Students Identify Emerging Risks and Opportunities

By GSBC President Michael Stevens One of the hard questions we asked the class was to identify emerging risks and opportunities based on the current economic environment, state of global affairs and changes in the environment. Risks Identified Small business survival, e.g., wages, inflation, supply chain. How much can they take? The unknown of digital…

GSBC Students on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

GSBC again held a “Hard Questions” course at its 71st Annual School Session in July. The premise of the course is that, as a leader, you will get the questions people don’t know how to—or don’t want to—answer. This special class provides an opportunity for students to expand their thinking by being exposed to a variety of views and experiences.