Keynote Speakers Named for Texas Tech Bank School

Published 08/08 2014 02:45PM

Updated 08/08 2014 02:49PM

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University announced its keynote speakers for this year's Texas Tech School of Banking set for Aug. 17-22.

Former Texas State Banking Commissioner Randall S. James is the current School of Banking advisory board chairman. This year's theme is titled "Educating Tomorrow's Banking Leaders Today."

Gayle Earls, a former president and CEO of The Independent BankersBank and current chairman of AccessBank Texas, will open the event on Sunday (Aug. 17) when he speaks to Year I and Year II participants at an event at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, located at 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

Earls is a distinguished graduate of the Rawls College of Business and was the first elected chairman of the school's advisory board in 1976.

On Thursday (Aug. 21), Texas Tech Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance, also a distinguished graduate of the Rawls College of Business, will deliver the address at a dinner held at the Overton. He will address the participants on "Texas Tech University and Banking."

This marks the 41st anniversary of the school, which is designed to equip those in the financial services industry with the means to help both banks and their careers succeed.

To obtain banking certification, the Texas Tech School of Banking requires completion of two sessions. The school is open to anyone in the banking industry who registers for the school.

(News release by Texas Tech University)

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