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GSBC Emphasizes Peer Learning, Real-World Application with Launch of New Student Assessment Tool

GSBC is proud to announce a groundbreaking shift in student assessments for its Annual School Session with the introduction of the Experience & Action Journal. Departing from traditional exams, this innovative tool aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of student learning and real-world application within the banking industry.

Future of Community Banking: Beyond Our Line of Sight, But Not Our Imagination

Answering the question about the future of community banking has almost become a rhetorical exercise, as there are many variables but no clear answer. There are, however, several long-term trends that have been impacting this industry from which we can draw from in our attempt:

Tyler Erickson Awarded GSBC’s Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce that Tyler Erickson, vice president of development and marketing of American Bank Montana based in Bozeman, has been honored with the third Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking.

GSBC’s Executive Development Institute Celebrates Graduation of 10th Class

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) in 2014 launched its prestigious Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI) with a vision to transform the way community banks approach and execute succession planning. Last week, the school saw its 10th cohort of community banking professionals complete the program, marking a milestone in EDI’s success. 

Kansas City Fed Chief to Kick off GSBC’s 73rd Annual School Session

GSBC is pleased to announce Jeff Schmid, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as the opening keynote speaker for its 73rd Annual School Session. The student-body keynote address will take place on Monday, July 15, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

GSBC, Partners Announce 2024 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 2024 scholarship recipients.

Robb to Represent Missouri on GSBC Board of Trustees

GSBC is pleased to welcome Dan Robb, president and CEO of Jonesburg State Bank, to its board of trustees. Robb has more than 35 years of banking experience, having started his career in 1985 as a bank teller. Established in 1921, Jonesburg State Bank is a community bank in East Central Missouri … Robb has been at the helm of the institution since 2003. 

Looking Back to Look Forward: A Renewed Perspective on GSBC’s Strategic Plan

GSBC’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Advisory Board took a unique approach to their fall meetings in November by learning about George Washington’s and other historical figures’ approaches to leadership. The sessions were held at the George Washington Leadership Institute in Mt. Vernon, Virginia.

Baker Joins GSBC Alumni Advisory Board

GSBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Baker, executive vice president and chief credit officer of Bank of the Plains, Salina, Kan., to its Alumni Advisory Board. Baker was born and raised in Auburn, Wash., and moved to Kansas in 1996 to attend Bethany College in Lindsborg. After graduation, Baker began his career…

It is a Good Time to be a Community Bank Leader

My argument that this is a good time to be a community bank leader likely runs counter to conventional wisdom and how you probably feel as a banker living in this moment. The issues, risks and uncertainty are plentiful.

Eight Complete Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®

GSBC completed another session of its exclusive C-suite school, the Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI), on October 18, 2023.

GSBC’s Josie Bunch Honored by Boulder Valley with 40 Under Forty Recognition

Josie Bunch, Vice President of Strategy and Experience at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), has been honored as one of 40 emerging business leaders in Boulder Valley.