Associated Students

A.S. Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, October 7, 2013 – 4:00 PM
Stephen L. Weber Boardroom • PPGAC Alumni Center


A.S. President, Josh Morse called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM at the SLW Boardroom at the PPG Alumni Center.


A. Voting Members Present: Josh Morse, Becca Cohen, Javier Gomez, Mariah Kelly, Morgan Chan, Jonathan Cole, Josh Garman, Kevin Hancock, Washington Navarrete, Jessika Seekatz, Nancy Demich

B. Voting Members Absent: Eric Rivera

C. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Dr. Timothy Quinnan

D. Non-Voting Members Absent: Clarice Mendoza

E. Visitors Present: Adam Burkhart


It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for today’s meeting.



It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 9/23/13, as attached.





A. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Nancy Demich reported on the following:

1. The California Shake Out is on October 17 at 10:17 AM.

B. University President’s Designee: Dr. Timothy Quinnan reported on the following:

1. Pamela Starr started today as the new Student Disabilities Director.

2. Alpha Gamma Delta is the newest social sorority on campus.


A. General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.


B. General Consent Report (Information): The General Consent Report was reviewed via electronic copy. For further reference please request a full agenda copy from the Government Secretary.

C. Judicial Affairs Council Update (Information): Justice Abby Kim reported on the following:

1. The members of the Judicial Affairs Council are currently developing a substitute activity or workshop for the Culture Plunge activity at the August A.S. Government retreat, specifically for those who were not able to attend the retreat and complete their cultural competency requirement.

2. Cultural event forms are due by November 22 at 4 PM in the Government Affairs Office.

3. The ASUB Representative position is currently open and will close on October 18.

VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members):



A. President: Josh Morse reported on the following:

1. Thank you to Joshua Garman for suggesting ideas to improve the Board of the Directors and their role in Associated Students.

2. A student survey is being sent out to assess students’ views on valuable enhancements to their SDSU education.

B. Executive Vice President: Becca Cohen: No report.

C. Vice President of External Relations: Javier Gomez reported on the following:

1. This weekend is CSSA East Bay.

2. The Good Neighbor Program (GNP) needs members. Let Javier know if you’d like to join!

3. October 30 is the day ERB will be pushing for voter registration at a campus-wide event. The election for San Diego’s new mayor is on November 19. November 4 is the final day to register to vote, if you have not done so already.

4. Javier is sitting on the search committee designated to hire a new Chief of Police by January 1. Student forums will be set up to meet finalists.

D. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Mariah Kelly reported on the following:

1. The pep rally for Homecoming is on October 25 and it will be great, so show up! Look at the website for all the Homecoming activities.

2. Mariah and Josh are sitting on the search committee designated to find a new Vice President for Student Affairs. Looking for someone who has experience in a campus with similar diversity. Open forums will be in November.

3. The Integrative Diversity Task Force is making progress. Its goals are to impart diversity in leadership at SDSU, the academic curriculum, and campus community. Diversity training will also be one of its projects, defining how, as a campus, we come together to celebrate our community.

4. The Student Diversity Commission is working on developing the purpose of its commission.

E. Vice President of University Affairs: Morgan Chan reported on the following:

1. Bike safety continues to be an issue that is being discussed at University Affairs Board.

2. Student organization rosters are being compiled because they are important for the co-curricular transcripts.

3. Surveys on how student organizations successfully promote events will be sent out.

4. The Chair of the Research Symposium and a speaker on scholarships will be speaking at UC this week.

5. Searches for deans and the provost are currently in progress.

6. The draft of the resolution in support of academic freedom was discussed. University Council will be voting on it in two weeks.

7. Each day of the Aztec Student Union’s grand opening has a planning committee. More campus communication will be coming.

F. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following:

1. Christina hosted 1980’s A.S. alums with Jim Herrick at Friday’s football game. Jim and Christina will be hosting Men’s Crew alums at the November 23 football game against Boise State.

2. Naming rights, as well as the retail banking lease in Aztec Student Union shall be completed by the end of October.

3. Morgan and Glen will be talking to the Entrepreneurial Department about the use of the Union space as an experiential lab and sustainability center.


A. Jonathan Cole reported:

1. External Relations Board has been doing a great job so far this semester.

B. Joshua Garman reported:

1. Senate Sustainability Committee is developing an annual report.

C. Kevin Hancock reported:

1. Kevin gave an update on the intern and mentor group on campus.

D. Washington Navarrete reported:

1. The committee for recruitment and retention of underrepresented students has been working on their objectives for the semester.

2. The first A.S. Facilities Committee meeting has last week. Currently, the Committee is in process of touring all the facilities as an introductory activity for the members.

3. The GreenFest Executive Committee has been making progress.

4. Washington gave a report on the Student Diversity Commission.

E. Jessika Seekatz reported:

1. The Undeclared College Council is having a mixer on October 23 at 6 PM.

2. Jessika gave an update on the Undergraduate Research Task Force. The members discussed what the purpose of undergraduate research at SDSU is and its support process. Possible opportunities of faculty mentoring and a potential student research journal were ideas discussed by the members.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:15pm.