Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


A.S. President, Christian Onwuka, called the meeting to order at 3:07 PM in the Council Chambers at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.


  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Onwuka, Kyla Blaylock, George Scott, Dustin Adkins, Angelica Espinoza, Antonio Marquez-Camacho, Christian Holt, Stephanie Estrada (phone), Cassie Weinberg, Lee Abed (late), Brittany Santos-Derieg
  2. Voting Members Absent: Sophie Chance, Jessica Rentto
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils (acting Secretary)
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Dr. J. Luke Wood.
  5. Visitors: Carlos Careaga, Mackensie Miller, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker


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


It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 7/22/19, as attached.
ADKINS/ESPINOZA                                                                                                 CARRIED




  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee:  Brittany Santos-Derieg reported the major points that were addressed last year in terms of infrastructure. These include the addition of deferred maintenance, Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, transparency of the budgeting planning and process, human infrastructure with the addition of new campus leadership, and bringing in more creative ideas for revenue generation.


  1. Student Organization Travel Request (Action)(Time Certain 3:15pm):  Mackensie Miller of Dance Marathon of SDSU was present to speak on behalf of her RSO regarding a conference they travelled to in July, and their request for travel funding.

    It was moved and seconded to approve the Dance Marathon travel request for $900.00.
    BLAYLOCK/ADKINS                                                                           CARRIED (7-1-2)

    The motion was approved.

  2. A.S. Budget Overview (Information):  Carlos Careaga, Finance Director, reviewed the A.S. Budget.
  3. A.S. Reserves Overview (Information):  Carlos Careaga, Finance Director, reviewed the A.S. Reserves.
  4. General Consent Agenda (Action):  None.
  5. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent reported was reviewed, as attached.
  6. Appointments and Resignations (Action):  None.
  7. Approval of A.S. Elections and Appointments Schedule, Spring 2020 (Action):  Jennifer Esquivel-Parker reviewed the A.S. Elections and Appointments Schedule.

    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Elections and Appointments Schedule for Spring 2020.

    ESPINOZA/WEINBERG                                                                                               CARRIED

  8. BOD Members Serving on Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC), University Council, and Campus Life Council (Action):  

    It was moved and seconded to appoint the following BOD members to the respective committee listed:

    • Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC): Sophie Chance and Christian Holt
    • University Council: Stephanie Estrada, Sophie Chance, and Lee Abed
    • Campus Life Council: Cassie Weinberg, Antonio Marquez-Camacho, and Christian Holt

    ESPINOZA/ADKINS                                                                                                        CARRIED

VIII.   CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)


  1. Audit Committee: None. 
  2. Facilities Board:  None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee (FAC): None.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee:  None.


  1. President: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:
    1. Reviewed 2019-2020 goals.
    2. Had an introductory meeting with Provost Ochoa.
    3. Met with Adrienne Vargas, Vice President of University Relations and Development, regarding the ARC endowment.
    4. Dr. Luke Wood, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is currently managing the University cultural centers.
    5. Will attend CSUnity in Fullerton this weekend.
    6. Currently looking at the strategic planning committees and fitting them into schedules.
    7. Will be speaking at the New Student and Family Convocation on Saturday, August 24.
  2. Executive Vice President: Kyla Blaylock reported on the following:  
    1. Reviewed her 2019-2020 goals.
    2. The Homecoming planning is going “super well”.
    3. Opening up the Graphic Design contest soon.
    4. Aztecs Rock Hunger and Homecoming will collaborate.
    5. Will continue to plan Homecoming.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Angelica Espinoza reported on the following: 
    1. Reviewed her 2019-2020 goals.
    2. Acknowledgement of various shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and continuing allyship as action and ensuring small things may grow to acts of hate.
    3. Working with Career Services to ensure that they’re bringing employers who are inclusive.
    4. “Know Your Rights” with SDSU Police and know “what to do” when certain scenarios take place. Working on a video in Spanish.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Dustin Adkins reported on the following:  
    1. Reviewed his 2019-2020 goals.
    2. Working to create a new ARH website.
    3. Met with the San Diego Food Bank.
    4. Brianna Douglas has resigned as ECRT Coordinator.
    5. Met with Debbie Richeson to discuss tiered parking.
    6. Met with Tyler Rolling to discuss food nudging (healthier choices/recipe cards).
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: George Scott reported on the following: 
    1. Reviewed his 2019-2020 goals.
    2. ARC Interior Design meeting was last Tuesday, included color schemes, renderings. The next engagement meeting is Thursday, August 6.
    3. He will be the speaker at the International Student Orientation.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following: 
    1. There are two open positions, The Associate Director of Marketing and Communications and the Associate Director of the Aztec Student Union.
    2. The ENS Field project is looking ‘amazing’.


  1. Lee Abed, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Will continue to work on “Dinner with Six Strangers”.
    2. There are no street lights on Dorothy Drive and Mary Lane.
  2. Sophie Chance, Student-At-Large:  None.
  3. Stephanie Estrada, Student-At-Large: 
    1. The 50th anniversary celebration of the EOP is this year. The awards are sponsored by donors. Maybe A.S. can introduce an award for students that embodies our values, possibly 1-2 awards.
    2. Working on broadening scholarships.
  4. Christian Holt, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Will continue to work on projects like the Fall Welcoming Mixer with collaboration between A.S. and Residence Hall Association (RHA).
  5. Antonio Marquez-Camacho, Student-At-Large:.
    1. Working on a project – pamphlet for students who are deported or have family members that are deported.
  6. Cassie Weinberg, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Meeting with Kyla on mental health and survey assessing the health of strangers.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:37 pm.
ESPINOZA/SCOTT                                                                                           CARRIED

APPROVED BY: Christian L. Onwuka, A.S. President

PREPARED BY: Janice Dils, A.S. Government Manager