FHSU announces Equity Bank as a sponsor of Robbins Banking Institute computer lab

HAYS, Kan. – Alan Deines, director of the Robbins Banking Institute at Fort Hays State University, has announced a contribution to the institute from Equity Bank, Andover, that will help build a computer lab.

The lab will provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with and operate many of the computer systems in use by the banking industry.

“Equity Bank is committed to the ideals of FHSU’s Robbins Banking Institute,” said Brad Elliott, chief executive officer of Equity Bank.

“For economic development to occur in the state of Kansas and the other states in which Equity does business, it’s important for students to learn principles, practices, and software specific to banking that can help them become key contributors to the workforce,” he said. “This Institute is committed to providing the best training possible.”

Equity Bank, a $3 billion dollar bank, has roots in Andover, with 23 of its 42 banks located in Kansas. Over the past decade, Equity has built one of the region’s fastest growing banks by working side by side with customers throughout their communities in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Equity provides sophisticated banking products and services tailored to customer needs, while delivering the high-quality, relationship-based service of a community bank. Equity’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EQBK.”

To learn more about the Robbins Banking Institute and its funding needs, contact the FHSU Foundation at 785-628-5620 or foundation@fhsu.edu. There are many ways to make a gift to Fort Hays State University, all of which have distinct tax advantages and can express an individual’s particular interests.


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