University of Evansville

Institute for Banking and Finance

The Institute for Banking and Finance provides co-curricular programs to immerse students in real-life experiences and applied academic research.

Leadership Team

Founding Director

Yasser Alhenawi

Yasser Alhenawi, MBA, PhD

Founding Director, Institute for Banking and Finance
Assistant Professor of Finance

  • PhD - Financial Economics - University of New Orleans 2010
  • MSc - Financial Economics - University of New Orleans 2009
  • MBA - Emporia State University 2004
  • BSc - Electrical Engineering - Damascus Unviersity 1999
"The IBF serves three stakeholders: students, businesses, and the local community. For students, the IBF creates co-curricular programs to immerse them in real-life experiences and applied academic research. For businesses, the IBF helps businesses thrive by providing high quality consulting and training services. For the local community, the IBF provides professional training and educational services that aim at spreading knowledge in the areas of finance and economics." - Yasser Alhenawi, Program Director

Board of Advisors

Name Company Title
Alan Newman Hilliard Lyons Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
Gene Dawson Commerce Bank Senior Vice President
Greg Rawski University of Evansville Dean, Schroeder School of Business
Jim Wittman Regency Property Vice President Development & Leasing
John Lamb German American Bank Regional President
Len Devaisher Old National Bank Senior Vice President
Mike Zimmer University of Evansville Professor of Economics
Mike Hull Donaldson Capital Management President
Misty Seaton Vectren Vice President and Controller
Trudy Stock Harding Shymanski & Company President
Yasser Alhenawi University of Evansville Director of the IBF