Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


Meeting was called to order at 3:10 PM in the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.


  1. Voting Members Present: Chris Thomas, Nickolas Wohlman, Michael Wiafe, Christian Onwuka, Ronnie Cravens, Warsan Artan, Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin, Latrel Powell (Facetime), Chloe Sabio (late), Beck Svensson (Facetime), Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos (left early)
  2. Voting Members Absent: None.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker (for Aileen Wei)
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Aileen Wei
  5. Visitors: Mark Zakrzewski, Glen Brandenburg, Lauren Hooley


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 4/25/18, as attached.




  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Expectations for the year
    1. Represent Tom McCarron, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs, on the board
    2. In her position, she oversees University Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, ES, Risk management and she is the Title 9 Coordinator
    3. SDSU Mission Valley is currently in the strategic planning phase. There is a University town hall this Wednesday. You are invited to come learn more.
  2. University President’s Designee: 
    1. In her position, she oversees Residential Education, the Centers, New Students and Parents Programs, Student Life and Leadership including student organizations, fraternity and sororities and Commuter Resource Area
    2. The Pride Flag raising is  July 11 at 12 pm and the SD Pride Parade is July 14 @ 11 am
    3. Summer orientations start July 12.  About 90% of incoming students are already signed up. 279 international students still need to sign up
    4. Move in for new students is August 24 and New Student and Family Convocation is August 25.


  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): None. 
  2. General Consent Report (Information): None.
  3. A.S. Quarter 3 Financial Review (Information): Lauren Hooley, Finance Manager (Time Certain 3:15 pm) Lauren Hooley reviewed the Quarter 3 Financial Report and answered questions from members. 
  4. A.S. Reserves Update (Action): Glen Brandenburg, Director of Facilities &Sustainability, and Mark Zakrewski, Aztec Recreation Director (Time Certain 3:30 pm):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Reserves Update, as attached. 
    ARTAN/WIAFE       CARRIED, (11-0-0)
  5. Travel Requests (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the summer travel requests, as attached. 
  6. Appointments and Resignations (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the Appointments and Resignations memo, as attached. 
    KRICORIAN/SABIO     CARRIED, (10-0-0)    

VIII.   CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)



  1. Audit Committee: Audit Committee approved the  A.S. Audit Fees for 2017-2018.
  2. Facilities Board:  None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee: None.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee: None.
  1. President: 
    1. Just returned from the Panetta Institute.  I look forward to sharing with you all that I learned there.  It was a great experience for all the CSU A.S. Presidents. 
    2. President de La Torre’s first official day is Thursday.  I am a part of the President Transition Committee.
    3. We will be starting an A.S. President’s Advisory Committee to continue our work on getting student feedback.
    4. Anya Shutovska is the Chief of Staff.  She will be working with the Board of Directors members.
  2. Executive Vice President: 
    1. Homecoming Committee is meeting. The game is Oct. 20 vs. San Jose State. Be sure to cast a vote for the theme.
    2. AGE meeting is focusing on communication. 
    3. We are finalizing t-shirts for summer orientation and looking for AS leaders to assist in tabling at the Info Fairs.
    4. I will be attending California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, July 9-12
  3. Vice President of External Relations: 
    1. The CSU asked for $263 million from the legislature, the Governor proposed $93 million. The budget ask included:$122.1 million in employee compensation increases$30.8 million for mandatory costs (minimum wage increase, maintenance etc...)$75 million for Graduation initiative 2025. This has already added 3,200 new classes, 400 new tenure-track faculty, 142 academic advisors with 86 new searches open and investment in campus-specific strategies$39.9 million for 1% enrollment growth$15 million for infrastructureDue to the CSU’s strong push, including our advocacy efforts including sending eighteen students to Sacramento to lobby in March, as well as visiting our district offices and sending members of AS up to Sacramento to lobby again in May, the legislature has responded to CSU’s request. The California State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with the governor to provide the CSU with $197.1 million in ongoing funding plus $167 million in one-time funds. This means no tuition increase, more class availability, funds for deferred maintenance and more.
    2. California State Student Association: We are bidding to host a CSSA meeting in January 2019 and September 2019. Chris and I attended the CSSA meeting at CSU Monterey Bay. The next meeting will be in the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach. We will be voting on the special officer positions that are available: Social Justice and Equity Officer, Southern Region Engagement Officer, Sustainability Officer.
    3. College Area Community Council: Met with the President of the CACC Jose Reynoso to discuss the upcoming year. He would like to get more students involved with the CACC because students make up a large amount of the residents in the area.
    4. Rock the Vote Campaign: Leadership team will be having its meeting tomorrow. Planning of the campaign has begun and I have started to contact candidate offices to possibly put SDSU on their campaign schedule. Proposed dates for the campaign are September 3 to Election Day, November 6, and September 25th the National Day of Registration which is important to the campaign.
    5. Aztec Education Committee: This committee met for the first time since President Roush’s decision and it will serve as an advisory committee and will establish subcommittees. Once subcommittees have been established, we will be filling them with student representatives.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: 
    1. Financial Affairs Committee will meet Mondays at 11 am. We are going to outreach to a diverse pool of students to appoint to the committee. One of the goals for FAC is to ensure we are educating students on all financial resources that exist.
    2. The Aztecs Rock Hunger leadership team is meeting.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: 
    1. Working on expanding and making Your Voice Matters more active.
    2. Ensuring that University Affairs Board is a thriving board.
  6. Executive Director:  
    1. Welcomed all the members.  She is looking forward to working together this year.
    2. If you are around this summer, let’s schedule time together.


  1. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large: Transitioned with the new Student Diversity Commission leaders. She is working on building a house in Mexico and wants to make it an SDSU event.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:35pm.


APPROVED BY: Christopher A. Thomas, A.S. President

PREPARED BY: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Assistant Director of Gov’t and Programs