A.S. President, J. Cole called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM at the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
A. Voting Members Present: J. Cole, Kevin Hancock, Jacqueline Karczewski, Alex Padua, Corey Polant, Keagan Casey, Maneet Deol, Alexandria Johnstone, Marilyn Martinez, Kyle Murphy, Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos.
B. Voting Members Absent: None.
C. Non-Voting Members Present: Clarice Mendoza, Christina Brown.
D. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
E. Visitors: Sarah Nohrden, Tim Ripke, John Kolek, Tom Granucci, June Barreras.
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 8/25/14, as attached.
A. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: No report.
B. University President’s Designee: Interim Associate Vice President for Campus Life Christy Samarkos reported on the following:
1. The Aztec Nights events are going really well and Student Life and Leadership has been receiving great feedback from the events’ attendees.
2. 28 cultural programs and 40 student diversity trainings are currently scheduled for the semester.
3. A Be-International Kiosk has been ordered and will be place on the east side of campus. The kiosk will be mobile, allowing the stand to change locations to reach all students about international experiences for Aztecs.
C. Introduction and Presentation of Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre: The Viejas Arena staff is responsible for the maintainence and operation of Viejas Arena, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, and the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center. The staff currently consists of 167 part-time employees and 16 full-time employees. John Kolek, Tim Ripke, Tom Granucci, and June Barreras introduced themselves to the Board of Directors and shared their responsibilities as a part of the Viejas Arena staff. A report on the Arena’s revenue last year this year’s projected was presented.
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. Appointments to the Appointment and Review Committee (Action): The Appointment and Review Committee serves to appoint SDSU students to Associated Students Board of Directors on council positions. Regular membership includes three representatives from ASCLC, three representatives from ASUC, the Executive Vice President, the Vice President of University Affairs, the chairperson of the respective board or council with the vacant seat, the A.S. Chief of Staff (non-voting), and the A.S. Executive Director or designee (non-voting).
It was moved and seconded to open nominations for the Appointment and Review Committee.
ASBOD Representative Nominees:
It was moved and seconded to close nominations for the Appointment and Review Committee.
Congratulations to Maneet and Keagan for being appointment by acclamation as the ASBOD Representatives on the Appointment and Review Committee!
D. Bylaw Amendments (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the Proposed Bylaw Amendment #BA F14-01, as attached.
Keagan Casey made a friendly amendment to Section 1.04, changing it so "the A.S. University Council may assign," not "shall assign." Alexandria Johnstone made a friendly amendment to Section 1.05 A, striking the first sentence of the clause. Keagan Casey made a friendly amendment to Section 1.05, adding "If assigned to a committee," to the beginning of the clause. Corey Polant made a friendly amendment to Section 1.07 C, changing it so "the University Council will vote whether or not to assign the legislation."
The Proposed Bylaw Amendment #BA F14-01 was approved as amended.
It was moved and seconded to approve the Proposed Bylaw Amendment #BA F14-02, as attached.
It was moved and seconded to approve the Proposed Bylaw Amendment #BA F14-03, as attached.
It was moved and seconded to table the approval of the Proposed Bylaw Amendment #BA F14-03 and send them back to the Judicial Affairs Council for review.
JOHNSTONE/DEOL CARRIED (11-1-0)
A. President: J. Cole reported on the following:
1. The Aztec Mentorship Program is accepting applications. It is open to all Aztecs with more than 60 units. There are more than 500 alumni signed up waiting for students to apply and choose them. Applications can be found at http://amp.sdsu.edu.
B. Executive Vice President: Kevin Hancock reported on the following:
1. Super Saturday is September 27 at the Union. It is an opportunity for all students serving on Associated Students to meet together and learn about Associated Students’ values and goals for this year.
2. Homecoming is Saturday, November 8! Homecoming Court and student competition team applications are available online at http://homecoming.sdsu.edu/.
3. Kevin met with the Athletics Department and they have been excited about the attendance and spirit expected this year at SDSU’s sporting events.
4. Send any questions you have about GreenFest to Kevin at email@example.com.
C. Vice President of External Relations: Jacqueline Karczewski reported on the following:
1. September 23 is the Voter Registration Day BBQ! There will be free food and a band providing music entertainment.
2. At CSSA Fullerton, there was great discussion on the EOP program amongst the CSUs, legislation, and the CERF fee.
3. Jacqueline has been talking to Maneet about a possible SDSU app for smart phones. If you have any ideas to contribute, please contact JacJac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Spirit Cart will be driving around on Friday from 11-12 PM, encouraging students to participate in SDSU’s many events, tailored for students.
D. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Alex Padua reported on the following:
1. Next week is the CalFresh challenge. Participants are limited to spending $34.31 total on food and beverages for the entire week. This is the same amount of money that 285,000 San Diego County residents, including 141,850 children, rely on to meet their families’ basic nutritional needs, made possible by CalFresh (SNAP).
2. Let your friends’ from other student organizations know that Campus Program Funding is accepting applications for funding towards their student events!
E. Vice President of University Affairs: Corey Polant reported on the following:
1. Two college council orientations were held last week, where presidents, treasurers, and secretaries learned about their expectations, bylaws, and funding.
2. Corey met with Provost Enwemeka.
3. The first meeting of University Council is this Wednesday.
F. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following:
1. A packet was handed out to the Board of Directors about reports from A.S.’ different programs and facilities and highlighted upon significant accomplishments and changes in each department.
A. Alex Johnstone reported on the following:
1. The Real Estate Society will be having a kick-off event tomorrow evening at 9 PM at Scripps Cottage. This is a great opportunity for students to meet the current members, SDSU alumni, and industry professionals. All majors are welcome to attend.
B. Kyle Murphy reported on the following:
1. Kyle is the representative of the Board of Directors on MARCOMM.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 PM.