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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.

Q&A: Meet Michael Stevens, GSBC’s President-Elect

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) Board of Trustees in November 2020 announced the school’s incoming president, Michael Stevens. In January 2021, Stevens began collaborating with the school’s board, staff and faculty to design its 70th Annual School Session.

The Continued Evolution of Community Banks

This month I began “Phase 3” of my career as I prepare to become the president of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). This transition will be complete when my friend, Tim Koch, retires on July 31. As I closed out my career with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors a few weeks ago…

GSBC Graduates 6th Cohort of Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce the completion of its Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® and the graduation of the participants in its sixth cohort.

GSBC Announces Plan for In-Person, Virtual 70th Annual School Session

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced its plan to host its 70th Annual School Session July 18-30, 2021 in person on the University of Colorado Boulder campus while giving students the option to participate in a virtual learning experience in tandem with the two-week school.

2021 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! Colorado National Golf Club is located in Erie, CO, just 30 minutes east of Boulder.

Annual School Session Curriculum to Address Economic & Regulatory Impacts of COVID-19 & the 2020 Election

GSBC’s electives have been expanded in 2021 to address COVID-19-related challenges and reveal areas of opportunity.

Liquidity Strategies for Illiquid Community Bank Stocks

If your community bank has adopted a strategy of long-term independence and your stock does not enjoy market liquidity, the following should be considered to provide for liquidity in the common stock.

First Quarter Fixed Income Strategy: Looking Back to Plan Ahead

As we close the books on 2020, we have the perfect opportunity to take stock of what bank balance sheets look like, assess what has worked (and what has not) and back test risk management methodologies.

Pandemic Economics: After & Future Shocks With Dr. Dave Kohl

This uncertainty, combined with the existing pressures of the pandemic environment, calls for community bank leaders to be as informed as possible on critical issues facing banks in the next 3-6 months.