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Conference of State Bank Supervisors
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 College Students Participate in Nationwide Community Bank Competition  


Teams to Evaluate, Recommend Innovative Succession Plans


Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has announced 44 student teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. will participate in its 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The competition, which is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study, is an opportunity for students to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry, and the opportunities and challenges facing today’s 21st century community banks. Each student team must develop an original case study that evaluates bank leadership succession planning and provides succession planning recommendations based on research.  

 “More and more, succession planning has become a recurring topic at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference,” said CSBS President and CEO John W. Ryan. “This is partly because it is an essential part of doing business, but also because a large number of bank senior executives are set to retire in the next few years. This backdrop also makes this year’s community bank case study competition that much more exciting and interesting as students partner with senior bank executives to evaluate and recommend innovative succession plan practices.”

The student teams are competing for a chance to get their work published in an academic journal, an opportunity to attend the fifth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference, and an academic scholarship. Competition finalists will be announced in early May. The top three scoring teams will be announced May 25, 2017 from the State-Federal Supervisors Symposium in New Orleans, La. The announcement will be streamed live on the competition website at

Student teams participating in the 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition include:

Arkansas State University (Arkansas)

Fairfield University (Connecticut)

Albany State University (Georgia)

Ball State University (Indiana)

Trine University (Indiana)

University of Southern Indiana (Indiana)

Drake University (Iowa)

Iowa State University (Iowa)

Murray State University (Kentucky)

Louisiana State University (Louisiana)

Southeastern Louisiana University (Louisiana)

Southern University and A&M College (Louisiana)

Oakland University (Michigan)

Hamline University (Minnesota)

Mississippi State University (Mississippi)

University of Mississippi (Mississippi)

University of Missouri - Kansas City (Missouri)

University of Montana (Montana)

Western Carolina University (North Carolina)

Ohio State University (Ohio)

Ohio University (Ohio)

The University of Akron (Ohio)

Youngstown State University (Ohio)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Gannon University (Pennsylvania)

Kutztown University (Pennsylvania)

York College of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)

Northern State University (South Dakota)

Texas A&M University (Texas)

Texas Tech University (Texas)

James Madison University (Virginia)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Wisconsin)


For more information on the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition, visit


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