Bank Information Technology
Freshman Class

This six-hour course examines existing technology utilization within the financial services industry and offers practical insight into future technological innovations that will affect the banking industry and the careers of bankers tomorrow.

Advanced Bank Information Technology
Senior Class

This will be an interactive, two-hour session that utilizes a group exercise on current IT Hot Topics to prepare students for participation in making technology decisions on an institutional level.

Richard E. Bradfute

Richard Bradfute is Director, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the James Polk Stone Community Bank in Portales, New MexicoRichard Bradfute is Director, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the James Polk Stone Community Bank in Portales, New Mexico.

Mr. Bradfute has been community minded from the beginning of his life and career. At twenty, he was the youngest person ever elected to the Portales City Council, according to city records. Richard is actively involved the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico and the Independent Community Bankers of America; he is a Past Chairman for the Western States School of Banking, and continues to serve on the Board.

Richard has over 25 years experience in Information Technology Management, and prior to banking, worked for Eastern New Mexico University for 10 years in its Computer Services Division and taught for the university as an Instructor of Computer Information Systems (CIS). He is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and the Western States School of Banking and is deeply dedicated to community banking and its unique strengths in making a difference to local and regional economic development.