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Associated Students


A.S. Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, February 24, 2014 – 4:00 PM
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Josh Morse called the meeting to order at 4:07 PM at the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II. ROLL CALL

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

B. Voting Members Absent: Javier Gomez, Eric Rivera.

C. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Clarice Mendoza.

D. Non-Voting Members Absent: Dr. Timothy Quinnan.

E. Visitors Present: Mark Zakrewski, Amy Schiller, Julia Rear.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

HANCOCK/COLE CARRIED

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 2/10/14, as attached.

NAVARRETE/COHEN

Becca Cohen made a friendly amendment to the previous minutes, adding Chad Karczewski’s name under Voting Members Present under Roll Call.

The minutes were approved as amended.

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORST AND PRESENTATIONS:

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

1. The No-Smoking Implementation Committee met to see how the implementation of the new policy has been going. There have been concerns from faculty and staff regarding social enforcement. Many aren’t comfortable in that role.

B. University President’s Designee: Dr. Timothy Quinnan: No report.

C. Recreation Presentation: Aztec Recreation Director Mark Zakrewski gave a presentation about the proposal for a new logo for Aztec Recreation. The department aims to consolidate

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

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

SEEKATZ/KARCZEWSKI CARRIED

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.

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

None.

IX. EXECUTIVE REPORTS

A. President: Josh Morse reported on the following:

1. The College of Business Dean search has narrowed their pool down to three candidates.

2. Campus Fee Advisory Committee is deliberating on the results of the Student Success Fee forums. The Committee will be making their final decision on February 28 and sending their official proposal to President Hirshman.

B. Executive Vice President: Becca Cohen reported on the following:

1. Nominations are open online for the Aztec Achievement Awards. An e-mail will be sent out shortly to remind the members of A.S. government. Don’t forget that you can nominate students who aren’t in Associated Students. If you have any feedback on the theme of the Aztec Achievement Awards, please contact Becca.

2. Becca is currently working with the Ambassadors Office to plan an A.S/Ambo bonding event. Expect an e-mail soon about this upcoming event.

3. The Aztecs Unite @ the Union day is on Saturday, March 8!

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

1. The Financial Affairs Committee’s mid-year budget updates have been going for the past two weeks and ended last Friday. Mariah was able to meet with all but three organizations.

2. March 6 is Explore Arts and Tradition @ the Union Day! There will be an Aztec Nation Showcase in the evening, which is free for all students.

3. Mariah had her first meeting about high school conferences with all the coordinators from each cultural organization. She was able to see how different each person’s role is as organizers of their high school conference and what each person’s purpose was.

4. The Integrated Diversity Task Force is organizing a diversity training program for all student leaders.

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

1. There will be an all-campus open forum hosted by the Provost Search Committee on Tuesday, March 4 from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Athletics Auditorium for the second candidate, Tyler Stovall, the current Dean of the Undergraduate Division at University of California, Berkeley. The open forum for the third candidate, Chukuka Enwemeka, the current Dean of the College of Health Sciences for the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will be on Tuesday, March 18 from 3:45-4:45 PM in the Aztec Student Union Theatre.

2. University Affairs Board will be monitoring the bike lanes on Wednesday to note the traffic flow and skateboard usage on campus.

3. The Your Voice Matters committee are available to present to your committees and organizations. Please contact Morgan. If you have anything you’d like to submit to Your Voice Matters, the link is https://as.sdsu.edu/govt/your_voice_matters.php.

4. Academic Affairs Committee listed their current learning outcomes and made new ones at their last meeting.

5. Wednesday, March 5 is Go Green @ the Union Day. President Hirshman will be signing the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, a commitment from higher education institutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The solar panels have also gone up on the roof to get ready for next week.

6. It has been a key priority goal of the executive officers to increase Aztec Pride among Associated Students, so Morgan, with the help of Patty Masengale on the Freshman Leadership Experience Team, have made Event of the Week flyers with the help of Quentin in the A.S. Graphics department.

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

1. Next week is Grand Dedication Week! Please attend as many events as you can.

2. There will be a ceremony unveiling the trolley wrap, donated by MTS, on Go Green @ the Union Day.

3. A.S. government members are invited to the Legacy of Leadership event, upon sponsorships by alumni who have already bought their tickets.

4. Christina went through the budgeting process for A.S.’ departments and facilities.

X. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

A. Joshua Garman reported:

1. Josh proposed a future development where the Judicial Affairs Council becomes more involved in the discussions of Campus Life Council and University Council. Possibly, a member of each council can report to Judicial Affairs Council’s weekly meetings to keep them aware of what is being discussed.

B. Kevin Hancock reported:

1. Great job to the University Council for their progressive meeting last week! The College of Arts and Letters representatives came back with good feedback.

C. Chad Karczewski reported:

1. Chad sits on the Student Evaluation Task Force and gave a report on its first few meetings.

D. Washington Navarrete reported:

1. GreenFest Executive Committee reviewed their charter.

2. The Artist Showcase is on March 5.

3. Washington went to Boston with a few Aztec Student Union Board members to attend a conference about hosting events for college students. He noticed how unique San Diego State University is in how Associated Students directly funds student experiences.R

4. eported to the Board of Directors on his thoughts about the Student Success Fee and the feedback he received from students who attended the open forums.

E. Jessika Seekatz reported:

1. The Undergraduate Research Task Force drafted a proposal for more undergraduate research programs at San Diego State University.

2. Jessika and Stav will be meeting with the dean of the College of Arts and Letters to discuss research opportunities within their college.

3.Tomorrow, there will be a Divestment Resolution forum from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Legacy Suite. The Resolution in Support of Divestment for the Human Rights of the People of Palestine will be going to the Student Diversity Commission next week.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 5:56 PM.

GARMAN/NAVARRETE CARRIED