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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.

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).

Inaugural Leadership Program Challenged Alumni to Step Outside of Banking as Usual

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) welcomed 50 alumni back to Boulder July 25-27 for its 2022 Community Bankers Summit at the University of Colorado. The first two days of the program featured the inaugural Executive Leadership Symposium, the result of a partnership with the CU Boulder Leeds School of Business, which offered GSBC alumni a certification in executive leadership.

Huber Obenauer, Husong & Mikolich Elected to GSBC Board of Directors

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) elected three new community bankers to its board of trustees at its meeting during the school’s 71st Annual School Session in Boulder, Colo. The new members include Christie Huber Obenauer, Robert Husong and Gail Mikolich.

Lockard Named Chair Elect of GSBC

Barry Lockard, president and chief executive officer of Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, Neb., has been named chair elect of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2022-2023.

Erickson to Drive Innovation, Strategy as GSBC Chair

Kevin Erickson, market president of Independent Financial in Longmont, Colo., has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2022-2023.

GSBC Concludes 71st Annual School Session, Announces Class of 2022

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is honored to present the GSBC Class of 2022. The school concluded its 71st Annual School Session on July 29, 2022, awarding 168 community bankers and regulators from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking.

GSBC to Educate, Innovate, Connect Through 3-Year Strategic Plan

The GSBC Board of Trustees on May 25, 2022, unanimously approved a strategic plan for GSBC. The plan establishes a long-term direction for the school while honoring the school’s legacy and those who built it.

Jefferson, Buffett & Bubbles

This is the second in a series of articles from GSBC’s Peer Group Projects. The projects are the work of our first-year class from July 2021. One group, comprised of nine community bankers, chose to explore the actions banks can take to mitigate the risk of asset bubbles.

School Session, Summit Keynotes to Address Inclusion & Innovation

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced the keynote presentations for its 71st Annual School Session. Dr. Stefanie Johnson and Dr. Lamont Black will deliver their presentations on inclusion and innovation July 18 and July 26, respectively.

GSBC Partners With UMass Amherst to Help Community Bankers Evolve

As the community banking landscape continues to change, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) continues to equip and empower community bankers to grow and evolve by forging strategic partnerships with higher education institutions.