Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


Meeting was called to order at 3:07 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 (late), Warsan Artan, Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin, Chloe Sabio (Facetime), Beck Svensson (Facetime), Jessica Rentto (late), Christy Samarkos (late)
  2. Voting Members Absent: Latrel Powell
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Patty Rea, Carlos Careaga, Mary Medley
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Jeff Carter, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker (for Aileen Wei).


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 6/25/18, as attached.




  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: 
    1. New Student Orientation is going great. We have 1,000 guests a day visiting the SDSU campus.
  3. Introduction and Report of A.S. Legal Counsel: Jeff Carter, A.S. Legal Counsel, introduced himself and updated the Board of Directors regarding his role.


  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): None. 
  2. General Consent Report (Information): None.
  3. Travel Requests (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the travel requests, as attached.
  4. Appointments and Resignations (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the Appointments and Resignations memo, as attached.
    ONWUKA/WIAFE        CARRIED, (10-0-0)

VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

  1. Annual A.S. Staff Salary Equity Adjustment Proposals and Revised Full-Time Salary Grades (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to move into closed session.

    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Staff salary equity adjustment proposals and revised full-time salary grades.

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


  1. Audit Committee: None. 
  2. Facilities Board:  None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee: None.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee: None.
  1. President: 
    1. Chris reviewed his goals with the board.
    2. Anya Shutovska, A.S. Chief of Staff, will be contacting the Board of Director Student-at-Large members soon and would like to assist in their goals for the year.  She is creating the FLEX/FLI schedule for the fall semester.
    3. All Council Training – 1st six weeks, first hour All Council Training, then the respective meeting.
    4. Met with President de la Torre.
    5. Going to the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in Long Beach tomorrow to get the BOT endorsement for the Mission Valley plan.
    6. Please let us know if we are missing anything in our goals.
  2. Executive Vice President: 
    1. Reviewed his goals for the year.
    2. There will be a Campus Safety Meeting tomorrow, July 24th
    3. The first AGE meeting was today.
    4. Currently working on the summer retreat schedule.
    5. Working on the Homecoming logo.
    6. All council trainings. We are working on the list
    7. Event Permitting system: Student Life and Leadership is working on a revised approval system
  3. Vice President of External Relations: 
    1. California State Student Association (CSSA)
      1. CSSA is recognized by the office of the Chancellor, and the state government as the official voice of the CSU students.
    2. CSSA Long Beach
      1. This meeting we discussed a variety of issues, however the majority of the weekend was dedicated to further developing the goals of the board and giving board members information on the different types of advocacy and things that we should expect for the upcoming year.
      2. I will be serving on the legislative affairs committee, internal affairs committee and the Social Justice and Equity committee. Chris is now chair has been appointed to the student trustee and is the Vice Chair of the University Affairs committee.
      3. CSSA has partnered with education trust west to do a study on black male students’ leaders that Latrel and I have had a part in starting.
    3. Future Meetings  
      1. In 2 weeks we will be attending CSUnity in Long Beach, which is an annual systemwide conference.
      2. We went through the bidding process for hosting meetings, for the Upcoming CSSA Meetings: September will be at CSU Chico, October does not yet have a location, November will be at Cal Poly SLO, there is no meeting in December, January will be hosted here at SDSU, February is at SFSU, March will be in Sacramento as part of the CHESS Conference, April will be at CSULA, May will be at Noma Nation AKA Sonoma State, June is always held in CSU Monterey Bay.
      3. We will be voting on special officers at the next meeting, which will be held during CSUnity.
    4. Legal Services   
      1. The CSU did get $7 million to be used for immigration legal services as well as $1.5 million going to basic needs services on campuses.
      2. I have connected with Ray Murrillo, the CSU Director of Student Services to schedule a meeting to discuss the implementation of these services among the 23 campuses as well as the possibility of ongoing funding for this initiative.
      3. Last Week, I had a meeting with the director of undocumented services at UCSD to discuss what they offer their students.
    5. Rock the Vote
      1. Meetings for the campaign have slowed down as we are starting to execute some of the things that we have planned to include marketing materials etc. Please let me know if you are interested in getting involved in the campaign.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: 
    1. Reviewed his goals for the year.
    2. Working with Carlos regarding a process that goes along with funding.
    3. Aztec Rock Hunger campaign had two leadership meetings. The ARH Kick Off event will be on 9/28 at 12pm.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: 
    1. Attended Aztec Culture Education Committee.
    2. Met with Warsan Artan to talk about UC.
    3. Met with Jennifer Esquivel-Parker regarding collaborating with Student Diversity Commission (SDC).
    4. Working on Your Voice Matters campaign.
    5. Attended Shared Governance meeting with Chris Thomas
    6. Met with George Scott, Recreation and Wellness Commissioner, to talk about outreach with international students  
    7. Reviewed his goals for the year.
  6. Executive Director:  
    1. Senior Staff Team had a retreat last week and we reviewed goals and then built off that.
    2. Viejas Arena naming deal is closed. It will be the Viejas Arena for another 10 years.
    3. Anya Shutovska helped the Board of Directors with identifying goals and worked on creating the FLEX/FLI schedule.


  1. Warsan Artan, Student-At-Large: No report.
  2. Cat Kricorian, Student-At-Large:
    1. Discussed the Union Beautification Committee.
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large:
    1. Will work on Aztec Rocks Hunger.
    2. Will be presenting on a project.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large: No report.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large:
    1. I will be coming home to San Diego soon.
    2. I will work on Aztecs Rock Hunger.
    3. I love and miss everyone.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:30 pm.

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

PREPARED BY: Aileen Wei, A.S. Government Secretary