Business, ethics forum focuses on banking in Southern Utah

ST. GEORGE–Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business continues its semimonthly Business and Ethics Forum series on Thursday at noon, featuring a presentation entitled “Banking in the Communities of Southern Utah” by Scott Colton, president of Cache Valley Bank.

The Business and Ethics Forum is held in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the DSU campus. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

Colton has served as president of Cache Valley Bank since 2012, and oversees five branch locations in Southern Utah. He also serves as chair of the Southern Utah Loan Committee, which is responsible for the development and approval of lending efforts throughout the area. Prior to his time at Cache Valley Bank, Colton was a senior vice president of Zions Bank, for which he worked for 32 years. Colton holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

The series will continue Nov. 20, with a presentation by Paul McMullin, national sales manager with Conduit Repair System, Inc., while Nate Staheli, DSU associate professor and senior partner at Staheli & Jacobsen CPAs LLP, will wrap up the fall semester schedule with a presentation Dec. 4.

About the Business and Ethics Forum

The DSU Business and Ethics Forum is held every other Thursday throughout the fall and spring semesters, with each guest lecturer speaking on business matters in their respective professions and how ethics are introduced into the discussion.

The semimonthly forum, along with DSU’s Institute for Business Integrity, was created in 2006 by former DSU President Robert Huddleston as a way to integrate ethics into the curriculum, and have it serve as a blueprint to ensure that students graduate with a set of ethical tools to help them get along in the professional world.

Huddleston said the business forums will give students – and current and prospective local business owners – an added dose of ethics training that is so sorely needed into today’s business world. His hope is that by the time students leave Dixie State, they have been exposed to enough ethical cases that, when they get out in the workforce, they will have the wherewithal and the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing, even when their job might be on the line.

The Dixie State University Institute for Business Integrity is a partnership between the DSU Udvar-Hazy School of Business, the Small Business Development Center, the Washington County Economic Development Council, and the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce.

Event details and resources

  • What: Banking in the Communities of Southern Utah presentation
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 6, at noon
  • Where: Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, Udvar-Hazy Business Building, Dixie State University campus
  • For questions regarding the DSU Institute for Business Integrity forums, contact Dr. Huddleston at [email protected] or 435-652-7740.

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