The College of Business Executive Council (COBEC) is an organization comprised of the Presidents of all registered student organizations recognized by the College of Business. This council serves as the student advisory board to the Dean of the College of Business. They attend monthly meetings with the Dean and discuss issues within the College of Business that concern both current and prospective students.
Meetings are held once a month during the fall and spring semesters from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. in the Executive Classroom, SFHB 430. The early meeting time mirrors the practice of early morning meetings in the business world and eliminates the problem of conflicting class schedules. Breakfast is served at each meeting. COBEC allows the Dean’s Office to have access to the executive leadership of each RSO and for each RSO president to have access to the Dean. During each meeting a discussion topic is addressed and feedback provided to the Dean.
Below are the biographies of the current officers for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Please reach out to them if you have any questions about COBEC or the College of Business. Additionally, please find the College of Business RSO Marketing-Signage Form Below. If you wish to send a soft copy instead of dropping a copy off at the SFHB Dean’s Office 401, please email the Dean's Office at COBINFO@ilstu.edu, subject “SFHB RSO Marketing Request Form (organization name)”.
Other College of Business RSO Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Business Week Mentor Program
Becca Zarchy is a senior double majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications and Advanced Marketing Analytics. Becca began her education at Illinois State University in August 2016 as a Music Therapy major. In the fall of 2017, she decided to change her major to Marketing. In the College of Business, Becca is involved in Delta Sigma Pi, a coed professional business fraternity. In DSP, Becca has held the positions of Vice President of Community Service and Senior Vice President. Becca has been an Account Executive at The Vidette, the Illinois State University newspaper, for two years where she is responsible for selling ads that are placed in the physical paper, the online paper, and other digital advertising opportunities. This past summer she interned at a local branch of the Community of Christ church. As an intern, she integrated print, social and online media to market the goals of the church and encourage attendance. Becca also implemented a digital and print campaign schedule to market the annual Fall Festival the church was hosting.
Becca is excited to be leading the College of Business for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. She is grateful for all the opportunities the COB offers and wants to be able to give back. As COBEC President, Becca hopes to encourage RSO involvement in new students and promote collaboration of events among all College of Business Registered Organizations.
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Other COB RSO Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Business Week Mentor Program, Business Analytics Society
Michael Wang is a senior, double majoring in Advanced Marketing Analytics and Integrated Marketing Communications with an Organizational Leadership minor. Michael began his career at Illinois State University in 2016 and immediately joined Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. In Delta Sigma Pi, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Historian. Michael also interns in the College of Business as a social media intern. He works on a team with a few other interns and across multiple COB social media platforms.
Outside of school, Michael has interned at a few locations, most recently at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as a Product Management intern and Analyst. At the Fed, he worked on the CRSO (Customer Relations and Support Office) team on the products that the Fed produces. Before the Fed, he interned as a Digital Marketing intern at BCD Meetings and Events and as a Data Analyst at Insight.
Michael has a passion for giving back and has many areas he wants to grow the College of Business and because of this, he decided to get involved with the College of Business Executive Council. He hopes to use his time as Vice President to increase collaboration between students, faculty and alumni, and create the best possible environment for everyone in the College of Business.
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Other College of Business RSO Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu, Student Accounting Society
Kwame Blankson is a senior double majoring in Financial Accounting & Finance. He began his career in the College of Business in Fall 2017 and immediately joined Student Accounting Society where he currently holds the position of Mentorship Coordinator. He later joined the Professional Business Fraternity, Phi Gamma Nu, in Spring 2018 and attributes most of his professional development to this organization. Outside the College of Business, Kwame is an Activity Director, Engagement Manager, and Mentor for the non-profit organization, College Mentors For Kids where his goal is to inspire growth, confidence, and a brighter future for the students of local Bloomington/Normal elementary schools.
Kwame learned about the officer openings for the College of Business Executive Council through Phi Gamma Nu and decided to run as this year’s Activity Coordinator due to his experience with College Mentors For Kids. As Activity Coordinator he helps plan and organize COBEC sponsored events in addition to the general meetings, and participates in discussion of amendments, procedures, and events with the executive committee. Kwame is proud to serve on the College of Business Executive Council and will put full effort into increasing student involvement and building a stronger relationship between the Registered Student Organizations in the College of Business.
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Other College of Business RSO Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu, Women in Business, Society for Human Resource Management, Student Ambassador for College of Business
Emily Hauch is a senior, double majoring in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Management with a minor in Agriculture. Emily began her career at Illinois State University in August 2018, after transferring from Joliet Junior College. She quickly got involved with Phi Gamma Nu, a professional business fraternity, where she serves as the Vice President of Communication. As well as being a general member for Women in Business and Society for Human Resources Management. During the previous summer she studied abroad in Scotland and did an internship with a non-profit while abroad.
In the short time Emily has been a student in the College of Business, she quickly stepped into professional leadership opportunities in addition to doing well academically. Emily was encouraged to run for the COBEC’s secretary position by her fellow executive board members of Phi Gamma Nu to grow professionally as a leader. As the secretary, Emily summarizes the general meetings objectives, informs board members of important dates, as well as participates in discussions.
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