Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Chris Thomas, called the meeting to order at 3:40 PM in the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Chris Thomas, Nickolas Wohlman, Ronnie Cravens, Michael Wiafe, Christian Onwuka, Warsan Artan, Chloe Sabio (late), Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin, Latrel Powell, Jessica Rentto, Dr. J. Luke Wood.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Brittany Santos-Derig, Beck Svensson.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Chris Lee, Angie Espinoza, Dr. Seth Mallios, Janmae Pagador.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for today’s meeting.
KRICORIAN/WOHLMAN CARRIED

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 2/11/19, as attached.
CRAVENS/ARTAN CARRIED

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Aztec Education Presentation – Dr. Seth Mallios, University History Curator and Professor of Anthropology (Time Certain: 3:45 pm): Dr. Seth Mallios gave an update on the Aztec Culture Education and presented the historical context of SDSU and the Aztec as the spirit leader.
  2. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. Gave an update on the Mission Valley site and the comments received. The technical team will analyze the comments. The stadium contractor will be selected this week. They will engage the Sage Project to identify affordable housing.
  3. University President’s Designee: Dr. J. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will bring in faculty dealing with diversity and inclusion to participate in a training on March 4 on implicit bias and micro aggressions.
    2. Gave an update on the strategic planning process.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to the approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
    OSINFOLARIN/SABIO   CARRIED
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.

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 (FAC): None.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee:  Will market A.S. Elections and GreenFest.

X.  EXECUTIVE REPORTS

  1. President: Chris Thomas reported on the following:
    1. Imperial Valley Campus A.S. Elections took place on February 25-28.
    2. Maryana Khames is one of the final four candidates for student trustees to interview with the governor.
    3. Interviews for the 12 candidates of the Provost Search will take place Friday and Satuday.
    4. Encouraged members to share their heartprint in the office.
    5. There will be a Year-of-Heart outreach email sent Tuesday night to organizations. He met with Michelle Harrison to discuss their relationships with the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
    6. There will be a resolution discussed at University Council this Wednesday regarding a Swipe Out Hunger Program.
  2. Executive Vice President: Nickolas Wohlman reported on the following:
    1. Aztec Achievement Awards applications are open online. Nominations are due March 13.
    2. Dance Marathon raised over $322,000.
    3. Excited for Mental Health Week!
    4. GreenFest has sold a record amount of tickets on their first day.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Michael Wiafe reported on the following: 
    1. Attended California State Student Association (CSSA) in San Francisco. There was a discussion on supporting undocumented students and resolution to the Title IX regulations.
    2. There have been 10 students selected to attend the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS).
    3. Met with the State Superintendent, Tony Trurmond, on Friday.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:
    1. Will continue to film financing videos for organizations.
    2. Discussed the ARC Expansion funding plan.
    3. Hosted GospelFest yesterday with the Bayview Baptist Church. There was a successful turnout.
    4. There will be a “SDSU Diamonds Showcase” on March 15th before GreenFest.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Ronnie Cravens reported on the following:
    1. College of Undeclared will host an A.S. panel tomorrow at 4:30 pm. Congratulations to Lucas Roth, the co-historian for Undeclared Student Council.
    2. Congratulations to Chloe Foreman, the new College of Education A.S. Representative!
    3. Gave an update on the “Clash of the Colleges” event.
    4. Will work with Nick for Mental Health Week!
    5. There were 300 students enrolled in the winter intersession.
    6. Academic Affairs Council met last Monday and discussed their events for the spring.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. The ballot orders for A.S. elections will be selected on Wednesday morning.
    2. She has been invited to attend a Student Affairs conference on Thursday.
    3. “A is for Art” will take place Saturday night.
    4. Encouraged members to attend the SDSU basketball game against San Jose State University.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Warsan Artan, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Will meet with the University Council representatives.
  2. Cat Kricorian, Student-At-Large reported on the following: 
    1. Will continue to work on marketing videos.
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large reported on the following:
    1. Happy Sunday!
    2. The flyer for women’s basketball will be coming on Wednesday.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Will work with Christian for budgeting for high school conferences.
    2. Will work with Chris for the Year of Heart initiative.
    3. Discussed the idea to host an identity-centered banquet.
    4. Gave an update on the TJ HomeBuild. They are less than $1,000 away from building the home.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large: None.
  6. Latrel Powell, Student-At-Large reported on the following: 
    1. Gave an update on CSSA and the legislation changes. He went to Sacramento to discuss research and data in financial aid reform.
    2. The CHESS conference will take place the second week in March from March 7-11.
    3. Mortar Board deliberations will be occurring soon.

XII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:54 pm.
POWELL/ARTAN   CARRIED, (10-1-1)

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

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