Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

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.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Chris Thomas, Nickolas Wohlman, Michael Wiafe, Christian Onwuka, Ronnie Cravens (left early), Warsan Artan, Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin (left early), Chloe Sabio, Beck Svensson.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Latrel Powell, Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Katrina Mogannam, Mark Zakrzewski, George Scott.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

There was a friendly amendment to add a Time Certain of 3:45 pm to the State of A.S. Presentation. There were no objections. 

The agenda was approved as amended.
SABIO/OSINFOLARIN          CARRIED

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 9/10/18, as attached.
WOHLMAN/KRICORIAN          CARRIED, (9-1-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: No report.
  3. State of A.S. Presentation (Time Certain 3:45 pm): Christina Brown presented on A.S.’ achievements of the past year and the goals of the coming year. This was also presented at the State of A.S., an event for all Full-time A.S. employees.
  4. Update on the ARC and Rec. Field Expansion Project (Time Certain 4:00 pm): George Scott, Recreation and Wellness Commissioner, and Mark Zakrzewski, Director of Recreation, discussed the progress of the expansion plan. There will be focus groups for many of the aspects including the sustainability aspects, rock wall, and gender neutral locker rooms.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
    SABIO/SVENSSON        CARRIED
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
  3. Appointments and Resignations (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the Appointments and Resignations.
    SABIO/KRICORIAN          CARRIED, (9-0-1)

VIII.   CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

None.

IX. BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Audit Committee: None. 
  2. Facilities Board:  None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee: Filled positions according to the Financial Affairs Charter. Will have many non-voting members and will direct members to Campus Program Funding.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee: Subcommittees have begun and tasks have been assigned. Excited for Rock the Vote and Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign.

X.  EXECUTIVE REPORTS

  1. President: Chris Thomas reported on the following:
    1. Gave an update on the Aztec Culture Education. $200,000 of the funding will be allocated for the Healing Garden; $25,000 will be for the online curriculum; $25,000 will be for the mural restoration.
    2. Board of Directors retreat will take place on October 1.
    3. First Year Leadership Experience (FLEX) interviews are completed and 5 students have been sleected.
    4. First Year Leadership Initiative (FLI) applications close on Wednesday, September 25.
    5. The Great Give will take place tomorrow at the Bookstore. There will be a student success fund set up for the Courage for Cancer foundation.
  2. Executive Vice President: Nickolas Wohlman reported on the following:
    1. Homecoming Court announcement will take place Wednesday, September 26 at 12 pm in the Courtyard.
    2. Will attend the Campus Life Council Boards, Councils, and Commission meetings before the A.S. Mixer, which will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 5-7 pm.
    3. The All-Council Training this Wednesday will be on Sexual Violence.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Michael Wiafe reported on the following: 
    1. Attended the California State Student Association (CSSA) with Kaila at Cal State, Chico. There will be a competition between campuses to increase student engagement. Discussed executive compensation policy for the Board of Trustees. Discussed the End of Session Legislative updates.
    2. The Board of Trustees meeting will take place November 13 and 14. CSS will ask the Board of Trustees to add $14 million into the CSU budget.
    3. The graduation symposium will take place on November 17 and 18 at SDSU. All University Presidents and Board of Trustees will be on campus.
    4. Tomorrow is National Voter’s Day! Rock the Vote will table all day to register students to vote. Informed members that sending in a voter registration form while in the process to become a citizen can void the application process.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger begins on Friday at 12 pm in the Courtyard.
    2. FAC had a retreat on Friday at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center.
    3. Conducted interviews for the FAC voting member positions.
    4. Will continue to discuss funding opportunities with students.
  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. At the past New Registration Timeline task force, discussed potential issues for freshmen early registration.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following: 
    1. Gave an update on the need for a part-time Food Pantry Coordinator.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Warsan Artan, Student-At-Large: 
    1. There was a Rock the Vote meeting last Wednesday. Looking for extra volunteers for the campaign.
    2. Will set up meetings with the council representatives.
    3. Attended the ARC Expansion Task Force meetings.
  2. Cat Kricorian, Student-At-Large
    1. Met with Nick.
    2. Will set up a meeting with Steve, Kai, and Ryan to discuss marketing.
    3. ARH Kick-off takes place this Firday.
    4. Will continue to work on Rock the Vote.
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large:
    1. None.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Aztec Proud will have a tabling event tomorrow.
    2. Encouraged members to volunteer their time.
    3. Asked members to promote SDC Celebration, which will take place on November 29 from 4-8 pm.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Met with Christina to discuss advising.
    2. ARH leadership team meetings are Wednesdays at 8 am.
  6. Latrel Powell, Student-At-Large
    1. None.

XII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:35 pm.
ARTAN/SVENSSON       CARRIED, (7-0-1)

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

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