Bank president speaks on Southern Utah banking; business, ethics forum

Scott Colton, president of Cache Valley bank, location and date unspecified | Photo of Colton courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Scott Colton, president of Cache Valley Bank will present “Banking in the Communities of Southern Utah” Thursday at noon at the Business and Ethics Forum held in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East in St George.

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.

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 the DSU Institute for Business Integrity, was created by former DSU president Dr. Robert Huddleston in 2006, as a way to integrate ethics into the curriculum. The forum was designed to serve as a blueprint to ensure students graduate with a set of ethical tools to help them get along in the professional world.

In 2006-07, Dixie State’s business program sought initial accreditation with the high-profile Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB. In order to become accredited with the AACSB, ethics were required to be integrated into the college’s business curriculum. As a result, each business class on the DSU campus now includes an ethical component.

Dr. Huddleston noted that the business forums will give students – and current and prospective local business owners – an added dose of ethics training that is sorely needed into today’s business world. His hope is that by the time students leave Dixie State, they will have been exposed to enough ethical examples that when they get into 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.

DSU Business and Ethics Forum schedule

  • Mar. 19 | Squatty Potty owners Judy and Bill Edwards
  • Apr. 2 | Bob Dalley, vice president and CFO of Deseret Power Electric Cooperative
  • Apr. 16 | DSU business law and economics professor Travis Seegmiller

Event details and resources

  • What: Business and Ethics Forum
  • When: Thursday, March 5, at noon
  • Where: Boeing Auditorium, room 121, Udvar-Hazy Business Building, Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St George
  • Contact: Dr. Huddleston by email or 435-652-7740

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