Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


A.S. President, Chris Thomas, called the meeting to order at 3:37 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 (left early), Beck Svensson.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Latrel Powell, Chloe Sabio, Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Carlos Careaga, Veronica Perondi, Kyle Zive, Liza Bennett, Dan Maringer, Stephanie Dathe, Rick, Mary.


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 8/27/18, as attached.




  1. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Presentation and Discussion on student union hours (Time Certain 4 pm) Stephanie Dathe, Student Union Director, introduced her team and their roles in operating the student union. She discussed the building hours, cost, safety of students and staff, programming, and marketing for services available. The student lounge is open twenty-four hours during finals week for students.
  2. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: No report.
  3. University President’s Designee: No report.


  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): None. 
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
  3. A.S. Annual Financial Audit Presentation and Approval (Action) (Time Certain 4:30 pm): 
    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Annual Financial Audit Presentation and Approval.

VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)



  1. Audit Committee: None. 
  2. Facilities Board:  None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee: First meeting was today. It was an informational meeting.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee:  None.


  1. President: Chris Thomas reported on the following:
    1. Presidential Advisory Committee
      1. Update- follow-up email sent out
      2. First meeting September 24th 10-11am
    2. Ability Ally Training
      1. November 2nd, 12:00 – 4:00
      2. November 8th, 8:30 – 12:30
      3. December 7th, 11:30 – 3:30
    3. Mission Valley Update
      1. All-council training Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm
      2. You are expected to attend
    4. President’s Cabinet Update
      1.  Update from Aztec Identity Education and Governing Body
      2. Budget Management at SDSU from Academic Affairs
    5. Shared Governance Discussion Group
      1. Will be sharing document with BOD
      2. Need your input
    6. Tommy Spaulding, author of the Heartled Leader, is confirmed as a keynote speaker on Nov 14th at 3:00 pm. The All Council Training will follow at 5:30 pm. President Adela de le Torre will be attending.
    7. Gave an update on the Board of Directors retreat on September 17.
  2. Executive Vice President: Nickolas Wohlman reported on the following:
    1. Homecoming Royal Nominations close tonight at midnight.
    2. Football Game vs. #23 Arizona State University on Saturday, wear black!!!
    4. Mental Health Week leadership team meeting in coming weeks
    5. Working on Data/Assessment for AS council & voting members
    6. CLC Board of Directors: I will be texting you this week to set up one-on-ones and group meeting
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Michael Wiafe reported on the following: 
    1. CSSA - Next weekend Kaila Cooper and I will be in Chico for CSSA. Next month will be in Fresno.
    2. Rock the Vote- The campaign has officially begun and we are moving forward with tabling, and need help with as much marketing and helping getting volunteers as possible. Video should be completed soon.
    3. Working on scheduling candidates for events and should have more information on that shortly. Please contact me if you are interested.
    4. Ronnie and I will be at the Ed-Trust West Equity in Education forum on Thursday. California State Student Association (CSSA) has recently created a partnership with Ed-Trust West to do a study on black male leaders in the CSU.
    5. External Relations Board had its first meeting today and it was a good turnout. Lobby Corps meets Wednesday at 10 am.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger
      1. Finalized the script for the Aztecs Rock Hunger promotion video
      2. This past weekend, we were able to pass out over 30 letters to local businesses about collaborating with ARH, received a lot of positive feedback
      3. Weekly Meetings at 8am on Wednesdays
    2. Financial Affairs Committee
      1. Had our first meeting today, got a good turnout from some students who were looking to get involved
      2. Will be having interviews this week and next week, already had 4 interviews last week
    3. Funding
      1. Have been circulating with Carlos about hosting the Financial presentations, student outreach and education has been stronger
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Ronnie Cravens reported on the following:
    1. Working with Anya to assign both council and non council members to university senate committees.
    2. Presenting University Senate presentation/Business etiquette  #2
    3. Working with Chris to develop the Live Your Heart Print and Your Voice Matters Collaboration
    4. First University Affairs Board (UAB) meeting tomorrow Tuesday Sept 11th @ 1-2pm please invite your peers that want to get involved and be the change they want to see on campus Side bar Cream provided in the State Suite.
    5. First UC meeting Wednesday Sept 12th @ 4:30pm.
    6. First Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) meeting is Friday September 28th 9-10am. Donuts and Coffee will be provided.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following: No report. 


  1. Warsan Artan, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Met with Ronnie and the Dean of the College of Undeclared to discuss plans for the year.
  2. Cat Kricorian, Student-At-Large
    1. Met with Michael to brainstorm ideas for the Rock the Vote campaign.
    2. Conducted walk arounds to discuss the Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) campaign with local businesses.
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large:
    1. College of Health and Human Services and Engineering had their first meeting today.
    2. Gave an update on his Last Chance Alternative proposal in case of a class conflict.
    3. Expressed concerns regarding Bird scooters on campus and safety issues.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large: 
    1. None.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Will work with Mitchell on the ARH campaign to meet with the Greek Community.
    2. Gave an update on his goals with student advising.
  6. Latrel Powell, Student-At-Large
    1. None.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:07 pm.

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

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