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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.

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.

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…