The College of Business Executive Council (COBEC) is an organization comprised of the presidents of all registered student organizations (RSO) 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 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the Executive Classroom, SFHB 430. However, during the 2020-2021 academic year they will be held virtually. 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 in-person 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 2020-2021 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: Phi Gamma Nu, Business Week Mentor Program
Sunshine Bobnick is a senior double majoring in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership with a French minor. Sunshine began her education at Illinois State University in the Fall of 2017 and immediately got involved in the College of Business. Sunshine joined Phi Gamma Nu, a professional development organization, as a freshman and has held several positions including Vice President of New Membership and IBFC Chair.
Sunshine works in the Study Abroad department and serves as a Study Abroad Ambassador on campus. She helps to educate students on the benefits of studying abroad and her experiences living in other countries. Sunshine has had two international internships during her time at ISU. After her freshman year, Sunshine moved to Haiti for the summer to work with Mission of Hope as a videography intern. During the summer of 2019, Sunshine moved to the south of France to work as a Human Resources intern for Akina Strategies through an opportunity provided by the Study Abroad department.
Sunshine is excited to be leading the College of Business for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. She is thankful for her time so far in the COB and wants to help all COB students in their success. As COBEC President, Sunshine hopes to encourage COB involvement in all students and promote collaboration of events among all College of Business Registered Organizations.
Contact Sunshine Bobnick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other College of Business RSO Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi, Business Week TeamPeter Behling is a junior, majoring in Advanced Marketing Analytics. Peter began his collegiate career at Illinois State University in 2018 and has enjoyed participating in multiple RSOs during his education so far. He joined a professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi in the fall of his freshman year and has since held the position of Vice President of Communications. He has served as the Professional Development Dinner Coordinator for ISU's Business Week, is a Lead Brand Ambassador for Adobe at ISU, and is the Campus Representative for Universal Studios at school.
Outside of RSOs and his involvement, Peter is currently an intern at the Career Center in the Marketing and Communications department working to increase their presence over social media. His most recent internship was with IBM in their Summit Intern Program where he worked on developing relationships with IBM's clients and learned to effectively execute sales campaigns across IBM's products. Before IBM, Peter interned as a Digital Marketer within the global organization of his business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, to document and promote the various events they held across the country.
Peter is excited to serve as Vice President of the College of Business Executive Council and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help give back to the COB. He hopes to use this position to foster student involvement and collaboration within RSOs, and to create an environment that promotes student engagement and success.
Contact Peter Behling: email@example.com
Other College of Business RSO Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu, Student Accounting Society, Business Analytics SocietyKwame Blankson is a senior double majoring in Financial Accounting & Business Information Systems. He began his career in the College of Business in Fall 2017 and immediately joined the Student Accounting Society where he held the positions of Mentorship Coordinator and Meet the Firms chair. 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 Treasurer 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 initially learned about the officer positions for the College of Business Executive Council through Phi Gamma Nu and decided to run as this year's Activity Coordinator after holding the position during the 2019-2020 school year. 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 once again proud to serve on the College of Business Executive Council for a second term and will put full effort into increasing student involvement and building a stronger relationship between the Registered Student Organizations in the College of Business.
Contact Kwame Blankson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other College of Business RSO Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, Business Week Mentor ProgramJoe Nugent is a Junior, Business Education major. Joe started his journey at Illinois State University in 2018 and immediately joined Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. In Delta Sigma Pi, he was the Vice President of Fundraising. Joe has also been involved in Business Week as a mentor and mentee.
Outside the classroom, Joe also works for University College as an Academic Peer Advisor. At UCollege, he assists students with developing academic plans and connecting them with campus resources through professional advice and personal experience.
Joe 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 Secretary to increase collaboration between students, faculty and alumni, and create the best possible environment for everyone in the College of Business.
Contact Joe Nugent: email@example.com