Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 15, 2019 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Chris Thomas, called the meeting to order at 3:41 PM in the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Chris Thomas, Nickolas Wohlman, Christian Onwuka, Ronnie Cravens, Michael Wiafe, Chloe Sabio, Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin, Warsan Artan, Latrel Powell, Jessica Rentto.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Beck Svensson, Brittany Santos-Derieg.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Dr. J. Luke Wood.
  5. Visitors: Carlos Careaga, Brandon Ridgeway.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

There was a friendly amendment to add an adjournment with a time certain at 4:45 pm in order to attend the BRC Open House. There were no objections. The agenda was approved as amended.
THOMAS/POWELL CARRIED

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 4/8/19, as attached.
ARTAN/KRICORIAN  CARRIED

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. Gave an update on her visit to the innovation district.
    2. Congratulations to Tom McCarron to his position as the Senior Vice President of Mission Valley Development and Agnes Wong to her position as the Interim Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs.
    3. There were open forums on April 3 and April 8 for student, faculty, and staff on the temporary closure of the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building.
  2. University President’s Designee:  No report.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to the approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
    SABIO/OSINFOLARIN    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): Will review policies next Monday to potentially increase the travel fund and the amount that organizations can allocate to food.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee:  None.
X.  EXECUTIVE REPORTS
  1. President: Chris Thomas reported on the following:
    1. Selected members to serve on the Appointments and Review Committee.
    2. Presented to President Adela de la Torre on the ARC Expansion plan.
    3. There will be no Board of Directors meeting April 22. Members will meet with the University Strategic Planning consultants next Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm.
  2. Executive Vice President: Nickolas Wohlman reported on the following:  
    1. Reviewed the Mental Health Week events that will take place this week!
    2. Aztec Achievement Awards will take place on April 25 from 5-7 pm in Montezuma Hall.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Michael Wiafe reported on the following: 
    1. Gave an update on his time at California State University, Los Angeles. He encouraged members to continue to advocate.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:  
    1. Discussed the incident at the BRC and asked members to proactively support black students on campus.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Ronnie Cravens reported on the following: 
    1. There will be a “Your Voice Matters” and Mental Health Week collaboration tomorrow from 5-7 pm in Montezuma Hall. The event will have a panel of representatives from the University resources and services.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following:  None.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Warsan Artan, Student-At-Large:   None.
  2. Cat Kricorian, Student-At-Large:  
    1. The Recreation and Wellness Commission video has been filmed.
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large:
    1. Encouraged members to participate in Mental Health Week events.
    2. Will meet with Patty to discuss the last Student Media Advisory Committee meeting.
    3. Excited for next year’s student leaders.
    4. Expressed his thoughts on the Black Resource Center (BRC) Incident.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Extended her help to all members.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large: None.
  6. Latrel Powell, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Gave an update on the California State Student Association (CSSA) legislative actions.
    2. Congratulations to Latrel on his decision to attend UCLA School of Law!
    3. Discussed the vandalism at the BRC.

XII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:42 pm.
OSINFOLARIN/SABIO   CARRIED

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

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