Third Generation EKU Grad Empowers Future Banking Industry Leaders

Matt Evans

As president, CEO and owner of Bankers Service Corporation, a bank consulting and auditing firm in Lexington, Kentucky, Matt Evans knows firsthand what skill sets are necessary to succeed in today's banking regulatory environment.

That is why the third-generation EKU graduate established the Matthew A. Evans Endowed Scholarship fund for finance majors at his alma mater who plan to pursue a banking career.

"My goal," he said, "is to provide this scholarship to a student who will be a future leader in Kentucky's banking industry."

A Danville native who served as vice president of the Student Government Association before earning a bachelor's degree in finance in 1991, Evans said his early work experiences helped him see the value of his Eastern experience. He helped launch Bankers Service Corporation in 1997, and today is working to help others enjoy "the same excellent experience" he had at EKU.

Evans serves as chair of the EKU School of Business Advisory Council and is on the University's Foundation Board, where he also chairs the Audit Committee.

He works with a large number of Kentucky banks and knows their challenges. "Kentucky banks, especially the rural ones, struggle to find the skill sets from college graduates that they need in today's regulatory environment," Evans explained. "I believe I can bridge the communication gap between these banks and a potential supply of future bankers - EKU business graduates. I feel like EKU business graduates who participate in the banking program (Eastern's finance program offers a minor in banking and financial services) will be well-equipped to help out Kentucky banks."

2016 EKU Foundation Report, Page 11

Published on May 16, 2017

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