The Council of Business Officers (COBO) consists of the chief business officer of each state university.

The Board's Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as an ex officio member. As an advisory body to the Council of Presidents, COBO meets periodically to address issues of systemwide concern relative to the administration and financing of the universities.

The System Council of Chief Business Officers (SCOBO), established in 2007, is composed of the six business officers of the state universities, four business officers selected by the community colleges, one business officer selected by the technical colleges, and the business officer of Washburn University.

SCOBO formulates recommendations relating to the implementation of the Higher Education Coordination Act as they apply to business affairs, generally at the request of the System Council of Presidents. 

Legal staff from Kutak Rock conduct annual bond disclosure training sessions for finance and legal staff at the campuses in order to stay up to date on federal regulatory changes. Institutions with bonded indebtedness must review this topic on a recurring basis to conform with Securities Exchange Commission standards for participation in the municipal bond market.

For more information about the Councils and Committees of the Kansas Board of Regents, please contact us.