Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University President, Dr. Charlie McCormick, announced today the start of Schreiner’s new Banking Program. This new program will have Schreiner University and its students playing a unique role towards the future of rural-focused banking needs in Texas.
From left to right – Dr. Tom Simpson, Dr. Charlie McCormick, Brent Cox, Christopher Williston VI, Jay McCormack
Kenneth Early of Texas Hill Country Bank, and Darla Rooke of Junction National Bank, initially spearheaded the conversation of Schreiner University equipping students with the banking knowledge that Texas rural banks were needing. They reached out to Brent Cox, Vice President and University Alliance Director for the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), and Christopher Williston, President and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), who agreed to help fund the start up of the new program.
“We think that students in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, and other majors will complete the course of study in the banking program, participate in internships in rural banks, receive scholarship support from a bank that wants to lock in its future employee, and know where they’re going to work after graduation,” said McCormick. “That is going to be exciting for our future students and the banks’ future employees.”
Students will be admitted into the program by the end of their sophomore year. Upon acceptance, students will receive a scholarship for both their junior and senior years provided by a host bank. The host bank can then offer the student a permanent position upon graduation from Schreiner University.
“Regional banks confirmed they had a need for graduates from the type of banking program we intend to stand up, and students who complete the program will find that they are on a career path which provides them a very good living,” McCormick went on to say. “This is exactly the sort of outcome we look for when we are trying to decide whether to start a new program. We appreciate our regional banking partners who will help us build out this program and who will continue to enrich their local communities.”
To learn more, contact the Schreiner University Admissions Office at (830) 792-7217.