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Associated Students


A.S. Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 17, 2017 – 3:30 PM
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Jamie Miller called the meeting to order at 3:42 PM in the Presidential Suite at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II. ROLL CALL
  1. Voting Members Present: Jamie Miller, Patty Masengale, Dylan Colliflower, Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Alex Shapiro, Daniel Matlock, Mustafa Alemi, Michael Kagan, Arnelle Sambile (left early), Dustin Pina (left early), Chloe Sension, Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos.
  2. Voting Members Absent: None.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Linh Phan.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Carlos Careaga, Farris Nabulsi, Jordan Maharaj.
III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

There was a motion to table Closed Session and have it be an Action Item at next meeting, and add a Time Certain at 5pm for Item VII. C. Proposed A.S. Structure Change Process (Information).
The agenda was approved as amended. CARRIED

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 03/20/17, as attached.
MASENGALE/EBIRIEKWE CARRIE

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS:
  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Jessica Rentto reported on the following: 1. Informed everyone that the CSU Board of Trustees voted to have a 5% increase in tuition.
  2. University President’s Designee: Christy Samarkos reported on the following: 1. Informed everyone that the Chancellor’s Office have resources and information regarding the executive order on undocumented students.
VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda.
    MASENGALE/MATLOCK CARRIED
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed.
    1. It was moved and seconded to separate A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism out of the University Council minutes on 4/12/17.
      SAMBILE/SENSION CARRIED
      Board of Directors discussed the potential consequences regarding the resolution being passed.
    2. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      SENSION/SAMBILE CARRIED, (4-4-3)
    3. Jamie Miller, A.S. President, broke the tie. The motion to separate A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism out of the University Council Minutes was approved. CARRIED, (5-4-3)
    4. It was moved and seconded to approve A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism that University Council passed.
      MASENGALE/MATLOCK CARRIED
    5. It was moved and seconded to take out “Students for Justice of Palestine” and add an “s” after organization to read as “organizations” on line 165.
      MASENGALE/SENSION CARRIED
      Board of Directors discussed the reasoning for these changes.
    6. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      MASENGALE/ALEMI CARRIED, (5-4-2)
      The motion was approved as amended.
    7. It was moved and seconded to revert back to A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism passed by Campus Community Commission.
      SAMBILE/ALEMI CARRIED
      Board of Directors discussed the reasoning to revert.
    8. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      MASENGALE/SAMBILE CARRIED
      Board of Directors continued the discussion.
    9. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      MASENGALE/ALEMI CARRIED
      Board of Directors continued the discussion.
    10. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      SAMBILE/COLLIFLOWER CARRIED
      Board of Directors continued the discussion.
    11. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      SAMBILE/MASENGALE CARRIED
      Board of Directors continued the discussion.
    12. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      ALEMI/MASENGALE CARRIED, (4-4-3)
    13. Jamie Miller, A.S. President, broke the tie.
      The motion to revert back to A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism passed by Campus Community Commission failed. FAILED, (4-5-2)
      It was moved and seconded to have a 10 minutes recess.
      MASENGALE/SAMBILE CARRIED
  3. Proposed A.S. Structure Change Process (Information) (Time Certain 5pm): Jordan Maharaj, Chief Justice, reviewed the proposed A.S. structure change process.
  4. Proposed Amedments to A.S. Bylaws, Codes and Charters (Information): The Board of Directors had a second reading of the proposed amendments to A.S. bylaws, codes and charters.
  5. A.S. 2017-2018 Budget (Information) (Time Certain 4pm): Carlos Careaga, Finance Director, reviewed the A.S. 2017-2018 budget with the Board of Directors.
  6. Research and Assessment Proposed Charter (Information): Christina presented the Research and Assessment proposed charter. She asked Board of Directors to review it and send her any feedback.
VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

None.

IX. BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE REPORTS:
  1. Marketing and Communications Committee: A. Marketing and Communications Committee: A.S. new home page is launched!
X. EXECUTIVE REPORTS:
  1. President: Jamie Miller reported on the following:
    1. Encouraged everyone to reflect on the value of compromise.
  2. Executive Vice President: Patty Masengale reported on the following:
    1. Please RSVP for Aztec Achievement Awards.
    2. Congratulated MarComm on the new home page launch!
  3. Vice President of External Relations: None.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: None.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: 
    1. Met with Nora Schultz and the General Education Reform committee to create a proposal regarding different committees to send to the Provost.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. Is very impressed with the hard work JAC is doing! She appreciates everyone for being so patient.
    2. Next Wednesday, April 26 is the passing of the gavel. President Hirshman will not be there. Transition dinner on April 27 will also not happen. Transition binders will still be passed out for incoming leaders.
XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
  1. Chloe Sension, Student-At-Large reported on the following:
    1. Will be looking at Research and Assessment Charter for JAC on Monday.
  2. Michael Kagan, Student-At-Large reported on the following:
    1. He is sitting on the OneSDSU committee.
    2. Reminded everyone about A Walk to Remember on April 24.
  3. Dustin Pina, Student-At-Large reported on the following: None.
  4. Mustafa Alemi, Student-At-Large reported on the following:
    1. Is serving on Appointments and Review to select the next BOD and JAC.
  5. Arnelle Sambile, Student-At-Large reported on the following: None.
  6. Daniel Matlock, Student-At-Large reported on the following: 
    1. It’s been a pleasure to serve with everyone.
XII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

MASENGALE/KAGAN CARRIED

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10pm.

APPROVED BY: Jamie Miller, A.S. President
PREPARED BY: Linh Phan, A.S. Government Secretary