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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.

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.

Tim’s Takeaways: Community Banking in a COVID & Post-Election Environment

On November 19, GSBC offered a webinar that addressed the current banking and economic environment. The panelists included Cindy Blankenship (Bank of the West, Texas), Don Musso (FinPro, Inc.) and Michael Stevens (CSBS) who discussed issues that were ‘top of mind’ and strategic opportunities for community banks.

Special Announcement: Michael Stevens Named President-Elect of GSBC

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), America’s premier community banking school, has named Michael Stevens its president-elect effective May 1, 2021.

A Letter From Tim Karsky, GSBC Past Chairman

Although the GSBC Class of 2020 had to delay their graduation to 2021, I am positive the experiences you have gone through this year will make you better bankers. You have adapted to many changes on the fly, and I hope you will share with your banker friends what you have learned.

Special Announcement: Koch to Retire from GSBC in 2021

The Board of Trustees of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced that Timothy Koch, president, will retire following the July 2021 Annual School Session.

Bates of Iowa to Lead GSBC in 2021

Mary Kay Bates, president and chief executive officer of Bank Midwest in Spirit Lake, Iowa, has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021. As president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bank Midwest, Bates leads a regional, $1 billion community bank that provides banking, insurance, wealth management and…

Schroll of Nebraska Elected Vice Chair of GSBC

Kim Schroll, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of NebraskaLand National Bank in North Platte, Neb., has been elected vice chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021. Schroll’s community banking career began in high school at the First National Bank in O’Neill, Neb., where she was a runner,…

GSBC Faculty Panel: Where is the Economy Headed?

Each year during the first week of GSBC’s Annual School Session, the entire student body attends the much-anticipated faculty panel in the Wolf Law Courtroom. This year, the panel is coming straight to your desktop. You’re invited to see economics experts discuss, debate and share insights on what could economically lie ahead for community banks.

GSBC Cares Makes Nationwide Impact

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) in April launched GSBC Cares: A Virtual Education Experience as a service to the nation’s community banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. GSBC is proud to report great success with its initiative and is currently planning additional virtual programming to fit the needs of the nation’s community banks.

GSBC Continues to Meet Uncertainty With Innovation

While community bankers have done an amazing job stepping up to the various challenges over the past few months, the staff at GSBC has also been working to continually educate bankers in new and innovative ways. GSBC continues to support our industry through live virtual learning, virtual networking and, as always, timely articles from our network of experts.

Reflections on the Paycheck Protection Program

The passage of the CARES Act and associated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans have largely consumed bankers since the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications on April 5.