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A Message to the Virtual Graduates of the GSBC Class of 2021

The 2021 session helped us learn how, as Bank Management Simulation (BMS) faculty members, to develop relationships with students virtually. Of the many things that we learned; these topped the list:

GSBC Concludes 70th Annual School Session, Announces Class of 2021

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) on July 30 concluded its 70th Annual School Session and awarded 141 total graduates from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking July 29 during a ceremony in Boulder, Colo.

Schroll Named Chair of GSBC

Kim Schroll, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of NebraskaLand National Bank in North Platte, Neb., has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021-2022.

Erickson Named Vice Chair of GSBC

Kevin Erickson, senior vice president and market president of Independent Financial in Longmont, CO, has been elected vice chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021-2022. Erickson, who has been a banker in Boulder County since 2001, is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a finance degree and…

Lessons Learned From an Extraordinary 70th Annual School Session

GSBC on July 30 wrapped up its 70th anniversary session. This is an important milestone in the school’s history and the courage and vision of the Colorado Board of Regents and the Colorado Bankers Association. To plan and execute the curriculum and logistics for more than 500 students as the country emerges from a year long lockdown was a challenge to say the least. 

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.