Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, August 30, 2021 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers - Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President Ashley Tejada called the meeting to order at 3:31 p.m. PDT.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Ashley Tejada, Karina Esteban, Shawki Moore, Austin Barber, Jennifer Schenkenfelder, Beth Bridges, Alexia Oduro, Simrain Jain, Stephen Jackson, Ari Weizman, Margot Ermer, Dr. J. Luke Wood
  2. Voting Members Absent: Jessica Rentto
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Christy Samarkos
  5. Guests: Glen Brandenburg, Michelle Zamora, Carlos Careaga

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for August 30, 2021.
WEIZMAN/ERMER                              CARRIED (11-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous meeting minutes of the August 11th ASBOD meeting.
SCHENKENFELDER/JAIN                 CARRIED (11-0-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.  

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: Dr. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. Provided an update regarding Aztec Nights, a community clean up last weekend in the college area, and a pilot program for recognized fraternity and sororities.  
    2. Provided an update regarding vaccinations.
    3. Provided information on the Student Success Fee.  This item will be on the agenda at the next Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC) meeting.
  3. SDSU Children’s Center Presentation - Michelle Zamora, Children’s Center Director (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.)
    Michelle Zamora provided an introduction and informed the board regarding the history and operations of the SDSU Children’s Center, which is managed by the Associated Students.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):  None.
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  None.
  3. A.S. Chief Justice Appointment (Action):
    Ashley Tejada announced that she has appointed Grace deVega as the 2021-22 A.S. Chief Justice of the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council.  
    It was moved and seconded to approve Grace deVega as the A.S. Chief Justice for the 2021-22 academic year.
    ODURO/BRIDGES                            CARRIED (11-0-0)
  4. University Senate Resolution Discussion - Ashley Tejada, A.S. President (Information)
    Ashley Tejada provided an update about the upcoming University Senate resolution in regards to having the faculty discretion in the choice in instructional modality for the Fall 2021 semester.  There will be a special A.S. Board of Directors meeting scheduled for next week to approve a letter in response to the resolution, which will come forth at the September 9th University Senate meeting.
  5. A.S. Reserve Projects - Austin Barber, A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs and Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director (Action) (Time Certain 4:00 p.m.):
    It was moved and seconded to approve A.S. State Held Major Maintenance Reserve projects, as presented by Carlos Careaga.
    ERMER/BRIDGES                              CARRIED (11-0-0)
  6. SDSU Carbon Neutrality Study (Action) (Time Certain 4:15 p.m.)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the funding of the SDSU Carbon Neutrality Study.
    JAIN/JACKSON                                   CARRIED (11-0-0)

VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

None.

IX. BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Audit Committee: None.
  2. Facilities Committee: None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee (FAC): FAC had their first meeting today.  We did introductions and reviewed the charter. 
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee: None.

X. EXECUTIVE REPORTS: 

  1. President: Ashley Tejada reported on the following:
    1. The first ‘Lemonade with President Adela de la Torre’ on 8/23 was a success.
    2. Attended the Senate Executive Committee (SEC) meeting.
    3. Attended an orientation for the Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC).
    4. Collaborated with Heriberto Vasquez regarding graduate student insurance.
  2. Executive Vice President: Karina Esteban reported on the following:
    1. As a follow up to the A.S. Expo, there will be an A.S. Info Session on 9/15 from 2-3:30 p.m. on how to get more involved in A.S. Government.
    2. Working on outreach and engagement.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Shawki Moore reported on the following:
    1. The A.S. External Relations Board and Lobby Corps will be meeting together this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Presidential Suite.  If you know anyone interested in civic engagement, please invite them to the meeting.
    2. Rock the Vote (RTV) leadership team continues to table in the student union.
    3. Have had a successful Instagram campaign where the A.S. Instagram now has more than 5,300 followers.  
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Austin Barber reported on the following:
    1. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) met today for the first time.
    2. There is an Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) advocate training on 9/7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  
    3. Working on the my.sdsu project with university leaders.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Jennifer Schenkenfelder reported on the following:
    1. Have been meeting with Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement & Student Success, every other week.
    2. Working on the Your Voice Matters (YVM) campaign and push week.
    3. University Affairs Board (UAB) will be meeting on Thursday, 9/9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. If you have any questions about any topic, please reach out to me.  

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS:

  1. Stephen Jackson reported that he is working on a community service portal.
  2. Ari Weizman reported that he is reaching out to David Gamble and Ashley Tejada regarding resources for the First-Year Leadership Experience (FLEX) team and the First-Year Leadership Initiative (FLI) members.
  3. Alexia Oduro reported that she is working with Erica Aros, Director, Student Ability Success Center regarding accessibility.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. Jennifer reported that there is an Out-of-State Mixer tonight from 5-7:00 p.m.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT       

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:28 p.m. PDT.
JACKSON/JAIN                                      CARRIED (11-0-0)