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Associated Students


A.S. Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 13, 2015 – 4:00 PM

Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

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.

II. ROLL CALL

A. Voting Members Present: J. Cole, Jacqueline Karczewski, Alex Padua, Corey Polan,.Keagan Casey, Maneet Deol, Marc Hess, Alexandria Johnstone, Marilyn Martinez, Kyle Murphy, Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos.

B. Voting Members Absent: Kevin Hancock.

C. Non-Voting Members Present: Clarice Mendoza, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker (designee of Christina Brown).

D. Non-Voting Members Absent: Christina Brown.

E. Visitors: Sarah Nohrden.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

CASEY/DEOL

Corey made a friendly amendment to add the Action Item Review for Appointments & Review Committee as Item C under Items for Consideration.

The agenda was approved as amended.

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 3/23, as attached.

MURPHY/JOHNSTONE CARRIED

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

A. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Associate Vice President for Administration Jessica Rentto reported on the following:

  • In the Aztec Mentorship Program’s first year, there were 345 matches made. This year, there were 830 matches made. A program reaching out to SDSU’s 20-30 year old alumnus is being developed for underclassmen.
  • Five candidates have been chosen for a final round of interviews happening this Friday for the Women’s Outreach Center Coordinator position.
  • There is a Smart Salary workshop on Thursday, hosted by Career Services.
  • More than 400 students have undergone Diversity training, measured from the number of completed surveys. 
  • A delay has occurred in the testing of the co-curricular transcript, due to a recall of the program purchased for it.
  • South Campus Plaza in on track to open in fall 2016.
  • The renovations on the Zura Residence Hall are on schedule and showing great results.

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

  • This Wednesday, a Fight for 15 protest will be taking place on campus. As far as the university knows, there has been no following of policy and procedure for the event from the student organizations involved. If the protest is peaceful and non-obstructing to the academic process, the university will not intervene. University police and the San Diego Police Department will be on site.
  • Congratulations to Corey and Jacqueline for all their hard work with Take Back the Week!

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

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

MARTINEZ/CASEY 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.

C. Action Item Review for Appointments & Review Committee (Action):
It was moved and seconded to open nominations.

DEOL/KARCZEWSKI CARRIED

Board of Directors Nominees:

Kyle Murphy

Marc Hess

It was moved and seconded to close nominations.

DEOL/JOHNSTONE CARRIED

After the nominees answered questions explaining the qualifications they hold for this position, Jacqueline Karczewski called to question.

Board of Directors Votes:

Kyle Murphy - 7

Marc Hess - 1

Congratulations to Kyle Murphy for being elected as the Board of Directors representative on the Appointment and Review Committee!

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

It was moved and seconded to move into closed session.

MURPHY/POLANT CARRIED

It was moved and seconded to approve the Executive Director’s performance evaluation as it stands.

DEOL/MARTINEZ CARRIED

It was moved and seconded to move out of closed session.

HESS/DEOL CARRIED

The Board of Directors reviewed each performance factor, discussed them, and decided to vote on the evaluation at a later time.

IX. EXECUTIVE REPORTS:

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

  • At CSSA this past weekend at San Francisco State University, representatives from the other colleges were interested in how our university is doing their part in the fight against sexual violence. Ways to ensure our students are receiving the proper education on sexual violence awareness through programs like Agents of Change are being discussed.
  • In the recent Referendum, 53% students voted in favor of the Referendum and 47% individuals voted against it. While it passed the stipulation of 10% or more students, it did not pass the 2/3 vote. The Referendum did not pass.

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

  • 500 individuals have signed the It’s On Us pledge. Please sign the pledge here if you haven’t done so already: http://as.sdsu.edu/itsonus.
  • External Relations Board will be going over all the legislation the CSU supports.

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

  • Financial Affairs Committee is wrapping up for the year, reviewing the consolidated budget for next year.

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

  • Participate in the Take Back the Week events happening this week. Today is Sexual Violence Awareness Day. Tomorrow highlights how consent is mandatory. Wednesday will focus upon masculinity, with two screenings of "The Mask You Live In" in the Union Theatre. Thursday will be a day of healing with a showing of the film, The Hunting Ground. Friday will have the Take Back the Night university-wide event in the evening in the Lee & Frank Goldberg Courtyard at 4 PM.

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

  • The Aztec Achievement Awards are next Thursday, 4/23. Doors open at 4:30 PM and the program will begin at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP.
  • Congratulations to the Judicial Affairs Council and the Elections Committee for all their hard work on the recent Referendum.

X. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

None.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM.

POLANT/JOHNSTONE CARRIED