Associated Students

A.S. Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, February 9, 2015 – 4:00 PM

Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


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, Marc Hess, Alexandria Johnstone, Marilyn Martinez, Kyle Murphy, Christy Samarkos.

B. Voting Members Absent: Jessica Rentto.

C. Non-Voting Members Present: Clarice Mendoza.

D. Non-Voting Members Absent: Christina Brown.

E. Visitors: Linh Phan, Sarah Nohrden, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker.


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 1/26/15, as attached.





A. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:

  1. None.

B. University President’s Designee: Interim Associate Vice President for Campus Life Christy Samarkos reported on the following:

  1. Last Thursday was the first of the biweekly series of updates and discussions on SDSU’s efforts against Sexual Violence. They are scheduled for every Thursday in Templo Mayor from 3-4 PM.
  2. The Office for Student Affairs has been interviewing candidates for the new Women’s Resource Center coordinator. Dates and time for open forums will be announced in the next few weeks.
  3. The first class for the Leadership minor has been offered this semester. A presentation on the new minor will be coming to ASBOD soon. There will be a curriculum review for the interdisciplinary program, focusing upon community service, business, and experience in the field.
  4. A group of university representatives, including Christy and Jessica, will travel to the Chancellor’s office the next two days, reporting on SDSU’s response to sexual violence instances on campus.
  5. Student Affairs is determining how the co-curricular transcript can utilize pre-existing data to create each personalized document.


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.

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



A. President: J. Cole reported on the following:

1. Thank you to everyone on the feedback given in the 360-degree reviews!

2. Please keep in mind that as a member of A.S. Leadership, it is your job to always know and promote A.S. strategic growth.

B. Executive Vice President: Kevin Hancock reported on the following:

1. Thank you everyone for their leadership at the spring retreat! If you have any feedback, please let Kevin know.

2. Kevin and the Awards Committee will be working on the planning of the Triple A’s, which will be held on Thursday, April 23. Doors will open on 4:30 PM and the program will run from 5-6:30 PM. The Board of Directors has been challenged to nominate at least two people for the many awards available. Nominations can be made at and are due by March 2nd.

3. The GreenFest artist and opener will be announced tomorrow at 12 noon in the Union!

C. Vice President of External Relations: Jacqueline Karczewski reported on the following:

1. The Student Involvement & Representation Fee (SIRF) will be voted on by the Board of Trustees tomorrow. CSU Students will be directly paying for their university’s membership in CSSA. SDSU students will begin to see an opt-out option when paying for their student tuition.

2. Applications to be the new student trustee for CSSA are available until March 27 at 5 PM. Visit for more information.

3. Take Back the Week will be from 4/13-16.

D. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Alex Padua reported on the following:

1. Financial Affairs Committee had a facility tour of the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at their meeting today.

2. A financial review of the A.S. department heads will be done at the next Financial Affairs Committee meeting.

E. Vice President of University Affairs: Corey Polant reported on the following:

1. UAB has been split into three groups focusing upon the writing of resolutions for the online syllabi directory, the SDSU-Georgia Initiative, and a miscellaneous group, that will choosing their own topic soon.

2. Academic Affairs Committee had a tour of the planetarium in the Astronomy Building today. These mini field-trips will be a good way for the college council presidents to let their college council members know of the resources available to them.

3. The university is working on a resolution concerning sexual violence prevention.

F. Executive Director: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, designee of Christina Brown, reported on the following:

1. Josh Vaughan, the new Vice Commission of Operations for ASUB, is creating an Operations Subcommittee that will be discussing layering, decorating, and services of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

2. The Dan R. Cornthwaite Fountain in the Lee and Frank Goldberg Courtyard will be running again, utilizing water collected from the recent rainfalls San Diego has had.

3. Over 100 applications have been checked out for the upcoming A.S. elections.

4. Applications for appointed A.S. positions are due on Monday, 4/6.


A. Marc Hess reported on the following:

1. Greek Sexual Violence Prevention week planning is underway. The purpose of the week-long event is to conduct healthy discussion among all genders in order to help the campus progress as a whole.

B. Alexandria Johnstone reported on the following:

1. There is a Real Estate Society meeting tomorrow in Scripps Cottage from 5-7 PM. There will be appetizers and an overview of the exciting agenda for the semester.

C. Marilyn Martinez reported on the following:

1. Keagan and Marilyn met with Anthony Keen at the Pride Center about the representation of LBGT students at SDSU.

D. Kyle Murphy reported on the following:

1. Along with Alex Padua, Kevin Hancock, and Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs, Tom McCarron, Kyle will be representing the Campus Fee Advisory Committee at a budget review conducted by the California government on Friday, 2/20.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 PM.