Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 29, 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 3:46 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, Cat Kricorian, Tomi Osinfolarin, Warsan Artan (left early), Latrel Powell, Jessica Rentto.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Chloe Sabio, Beck Svensson, Brittany Santos-Derieg.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Dr. J. Luke Wood, Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Carlos Careaga, Katrina Mogannam, Chris Lee.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 4/15/19, 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. The fiscal year budget is stable. They are in the process of budgeting for the 2019-2020 year\
    2. Gave an update from the Presidential Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC).
    3. Will continue negotiations with the city regarding the Mission Valley site.
  2. University President’s Designee:  Dr. J. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. Ameritas, the consultants on the University Strategic Plan, has engaged many groups on campus. They will create opportunities for students to participate in the planning process.
    2. Discussed the shooting at Poway. There will be a vigil held on Wednesday, May 1 at 12 pm at Scripps Cottage.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to the approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
    WOHLMAN/CRAVENS    CARRIED

  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
  3. Approval of the 2019/20 A.S. Budget (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the 2019/20 A.S. Budget.
    WOHLMAN/OSINFOLARIN    CARRIED
  4. Approval of Proposed Bylaw, Charter and Code Amendments (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed bylaw, charter and code amendments, as attached.
    WOHLMAN/WIAFE CARRIED

VIII.   CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

It was moved and seconded to move into closed session.
OSINFOLARIN/POWELL CARRIED

  1. Approval of the Annual Evaluation of the Executive Director with response – Chris Thomas (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the annual evaluation of the Executive Director with response.
    WOHLMAN/CRAVENS   CARRIED

It was moved and seconded to move out of closed session.
POWELL/OSINFOLARIN CARRIED

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:  None.

X.  EXECUTIVE REPORTS

  1. President: Chris Thomas reported on the following:
    1. Transition documents are due today.
    2. There will be an end-of-the-year event on May 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the University Residence.
    3. Encouraged A.S. to continue to make change.
    4. The final meeting will be on Wednesday to transition members.
    5. There will be an ARC Presentation to the Board of Trustees in May at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach.
    6. He is proud of the Year-of-Heart. He expressed his gratefulness for individual members of the Board of Directors.
  2. Executive Vice President: Nickolas Wohlman reported on the following:  
    1. Shared reflections on Mental Health Week and other events.
    2. Excited to be GreenFest chair next year.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Michael Wiafe reported on the following: 
    1. Shared his thoughts on his position.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:  
    1. Shared reflections on events during this year.
    2. Asked members to hold him accountable in his position as A.S. President.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Ronnie Cravens reported on the following: 
    1. Gave an update on his year and shared memories.
    2. “Clash of the Colleges” will take place this Friday.
  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. She has enjoyed her position as student-at-large and working on Aztecs Rock Hunger, Rock the Vote, and A.S. marketing videos.
    2. Excited for the succulent wall!
  3. Tomi Osinfolarin, Student-At-Large:
    1. He is proud of the representation of underrepresented populations in A.S. this year.
  4. Chloe Sabio, Student-At-Large:  None.
  5. Beck Svensson, Student-At-Large: None.
  6. Latrel Powell, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Shared reflections on the year and reminded members to practice self-care.

XII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:51 pm.
KRICORIAN/WIAFE   CARRIED

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

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