Graduate School of Banking at LSU Testimonials

Ashley_Yancey_Member_Profile_Photo_2-145286-edited.jpgAshley Yancey

VP, Bank of North Carolina

President, Class of 2017

I appreciate that there are a wide variety of topics that students are exposed to at GSBLSU.  The curriculum offers access to different parts of the bank that you don’t usually have access to in your everyday responsibilities.

I believe graduating from GSBLSU is a vital component in progressing through my banking career.  This is where I want to be.  The caliber, prestige and expectations of the program are something I am proud to embrace and be a part of.


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First Vice President, CenterState Bank

Advisory Council, Class of 2015

 The Bank Simulation is just as much about a bank simulation as it is a lesson in group dynamics. I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see that aspect of the simulation.

The school has far surpassed what I thought it was going to give me.  Lasting relationships. The incredible network of bankers and vendors to bankers. If you have any questions, your network is like having a banking rolodex that you couldn’t compile in 100 years.

You are exposed to so many different areas of the bank at school that you may have thought you knew how those areas worked until you get into the class.


Kelly_Davis.jpgKelly Davis

Senior Examiner, FDIC

Advisory Council, Class of 2015


Through my experience at GSBLSU, I have made lifelong friendships and invaluable business contacts.




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John Naughton
VP, Commercial Lender, First Community Bank

I have been involved with my state banking school for the past 17 years as both a student and in an administrative capacity.  When I decided to attend graduate banking school, I had several other options besides LSU.  Looking back, I know that I made the best choice with regard to the future of my career.  The Graduate School of Banking at LSU taught me so many lessons that I could apply to my day-to-day life immediately.  I truly appreciate this school for the instruction and direction, and I truly appreciate my bank for investing in my future.










Faculty Testimonials

Several of our 2014 faculty gave testimonials which can be seen in our video below.


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