Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, November 5, 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 3:39 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, Warsan Artan, Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin (left early), Chloe Sabio, Beck Svensson (left early), Jessica Rentto, Christy Samarkos (left early).
  2. Voting Members Absent: Latrel Powell.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Janmae Pagador, Chief Josh Mays, George Scott, Mark Zakrzewski, Carlos  Careaga, Chris Lee, Katrina Mogannam.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

There was a friendly amendment to add a Time Certain at 4:15pm to Items for Consideration D. ENS Field 700: Project Funding and a Time Certain at 5:00 pm for Items for Consideration E. JAC Update on Bylaw Amendments. There were no objections.

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 10/24/18, as attached.
KRICORIAN/WOHLMAN             CARRIED

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: Christy Samarkos reported on the following:
    1. Dr. Randy Timm will be the Dean of Students and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.
  3. SDSU Police Department Update – Josh Mays, Chief of Police (Time Certain 3:45 pm): Chief Mays reported on the following:
    1. Gave an update on the suspect description policy. The policy has been amended to inform students of off-campus incidents. There will be an active shooter video for strategies to respond in active shooter events. Encouraged students not to leave their personal belongings alone because of the increase in thefts during finals season. SDSUPD will be providing scantrons and blue books on North Library Walkway on December 5.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
    OSINFOLARIN/WOHLMAN      CARRIED
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
  3. Aztec Culture Project: Allocated funding for projects from the reserve allocation (action through the Financial Affairs Committee minutes): Christian Onwuka, Chris Thomas and Christy Samarkos reviewed the action taken by the Financial Affairs Committee on this item, as attached.
  4. ENS Field 700: Project Funding (Information) (Time Certain: 4:15 pm):
    George Scott, Recreation and Wellness Commissioner, and Mark Zakrzewski, Director of Recreation, introduced the design and features of the proposed ENS field. They discussed Financial Affairs Committee’s review of this item. 
  5. JAC Update on Bylaw Amendments (Time Certain: 5:00 pm):
    1. Justices Chris Lee and Katrina Mogannam gave an update on the bylaw amendments.

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: None.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee: None.
X.  EXECUTIVE REPORTS
  1. President: Chris Thomas reported on the following:
    1. The final round of reviews for the Student Success Fee will take place on Friday from 10-11 am.
    2. Tommy Spaulding will be coming to campus on November 14. There will be a keynote at 3-4 pm and an All-Council Training from 5-8 pm.
    3. Reminded members to review the A.S. Study Abroad Applications and return them by November 7.
    4. The Aztec Recreation Center Expansion group will meet tomorrow at 12:30 pm in Council Chambers to discuss locker rooms.
    5. Will take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in 7 days!
  2. Executive Vice President: Nickolas Wohlman reported on the following:
    1. There will be Mental Health Week meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    2. Working with Greenlove on the Climate Action Plan.
    3. Congratulations to Emma Wenger on being accepted into the Disney College Program! Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB) will look for an ASUB Representative.
    4. Thankful for everyone who came to the A.S. BBQ Mixer.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Michael Wiafe reported on the following: 
    1. Gave an update on the legislation he submitted to register CSU students to vote.
    2. Elections result viewing party will take place tomorrow at 8 pm in the Courtyard.
    3. Will attend California State Student Association (CSSA) this weekend.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:
    1. Will continue to review rebudgets.
    2. Gave an update on the video that will be made on how to fill out check request and apply for funding.
    3. Will research how to start an endowment.
    4. Will be out of town this weekend.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Ronnie Cravens reported on the following:
    1. University Affairs Board will meet tomorrow.
    2. Gave an update on his meeting with Dean Hooker.
    3. Reviewed Student Success Fees last Friday.
    4. There will be an interview to select the Elections Coordinator tonight.
    5. Will meet with Provost Johnson on Thursday.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following: 
    1. Gave an update on the emergency drill she participated in. In the event of an emergency, Viejas Arena will be a safe shelter.
    2. Ofo bikes will no longer be on campus.
    3. Will attend CSSA as the Auxiliary Organizations Association (AOA) representative.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Warsan Artan, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Met with Ronnie and Olivia, College of Undeclared current president. Will meet with Maricruz tomorrow.
    2. “Rock the Vote” is going well. There will be a poll site tomorrow in Montezuma Hall.
    3. Will continue to work on Mental Health Week.
    4. Discussed concerns with the ARC Expansion and accommodations for Muslim women. Will attend a focus group on November 14.
  2. Cat Kricorian, Student-At-Large
    1. Will begin filming videos on Wednesday.
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large:
    1. Met with colleges.
    2. Looking forward to Mental Health Week.
    3. Will discuss on-campus lighting issues with Chloe.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Excited for the Tijuana Home Build. It will take place December 23 – March 14.
    2. Met with her mentee last Thursday.
    3. Had discussions with Michael to enhance student experience at CSSA.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Will attend the focus groups for Information and Technology Services (ITS).
    2. Met with mentee.
    3. Office of Admissions is hiring!
  6. Latrel Powell, Student-At-Large: No report.

XII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:22 pm.
ONWUKA/SABIO     CARRIED

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

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