Education taught CEO how to think
Gregg R. Bynum
Occupation: President/CEO at Education Credit Union
Where did you receive your education?
West Texas A&M University; Houston Baptist University; Southwest CUNA Management School, Certified Credit Union Executive
How has your education played a role in your life today?
My education has opened doors for me and has enabled me to experience things that I never thought I would have access to. Education taught me how to think.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
I spent a lot of time in music through public school. I was not fully prepared for academic type studying like I should have been. I had to learn to study while working on my undergraduate degree.
What is the value of your education?
I cannot place a numeric value on my education. The best measure is that I realize I still have a lot to learn. Education opened up my potential.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
Education can come in the form of on-the-job learning, home study, college, trade schools or professional training programs. Whatever a person decides to do, they must not give up. Keep trying.
When did you make education a priority?
I made education a top priority my third year of college. Course work became easy after I set my priority.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
My parents urged me to go to college. Working hard-labor jobs convinced me there was a better way to live.
Did you ever think about quitting? What made you keep going?
I thought about quitting several times but did not. Things changed when I made the commitment to finish college. I kept going toward my goal, and I became excited when I moved closer toward graduation.