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Center for Banking Excellence

From left to right: Thorsten Beck, Director of the European Banking Center;

Klaas Knot, President of the Dutch Central Bank; Bob DeYoung, Capital Federal Professor at the KU School of Business

The KU Center for Banking Excellence sponsors and participates in events designed to:

  • Produce and disseminate new learning about performance, practice and regulation in the banking industry.
  • Bring bankers together with KU School of Business graduates seeking careers in the industry.
  • Bring bankers into the classroom to educate current KU School of Business students.

The Center's inaugural event was in June 2009 and was co-sponsored with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: A conference on Real Estate Finance, attended by 125 bankers and other financial professionals. Since then, the Center has sponsored additional events—from one-hour talks on regional banking issues, to multi-day conferences on international banking policies—in Kansas City, MO; Overland Park, KS; Wichita, KS; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.  In 2013, the Center will launch a research paper series, and issue its first report on the state of the banking industry in Kansas.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the Center, become a sponsor of the Center, or have suggestions for helping the Center accomplish its mission.


Contact the Center for Banking Excellence

Robert (Bob) DeYoung
Capitol Federal Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions
Director, KU Center for Banking Excellence
785-864-1806
rdeyoung@ku.edu