Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, October 11, 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 3:33 p.m. 

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Ashley Tejada, Karina Esteban, Shawki Moore, Austin Barber, Jennifer Schenkenfelder, Beth Bridges, Alexia Oduro, Simran Jain (arrived at 3:41 p.m.), Stephen Jackson, Ari Weizman, Margot Ermer, Dr. J. Luke Wood, Jessica Rentto
  2. Voting Members Absent: None.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Christy Samarkos
  5. Guests: Carlos Careaga

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

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

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous meeting minutes of the 9/27 ASBOD meeting.
ERMER/JACKSON                                  CARRIED (11-0-0)

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.  

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. The Shared Governance Town Hall was very well organized.  Great job!
    2. Appreciates Associated Students’ support on the carbon neutrality study.
  2. University President’s Designee: Dr. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. Provided an update regarding California State University Basic Needs and mental health funding.
    2. Provided a Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC) update regarding international students.
    3. Thank you for A.S.’ efforts with mental health advocacy.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda of 10/11/21 which included minutes from the Financial Affairs Committee (from 9/20 through 10/11), and Marketing & Communications Committee (9/15 and 9/22).
    JACKSON/JAIN                               CARRIED (12-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information)
    The General Consent Report was reviewed, which included minutes of the Campus Life Council (9/15), University Council (9/22) and the Judicial Affairs Council (9/24)
  3. A.S. 2020-2021 Year End Review - Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director (Information)
    Carlos Careaga reviewed the 2020-2021 year end financial review of Associated Students.
  4. A.S. Global Education Scholarships - Winter and Spring 2022 - Austin Barber, A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs
    Austin informed the A.S. Board of Directors that at today’s Financial Affairs Committee meeting, the committee approved virtual and in-person scholarships for global education (study abroad) experiences for winter and spring 2022.
  5. Team Building Activity - Ashley Tejada, A.S. President (Information)
    Ashley led a team building activity.

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): None.
  4. Marketing and Communications Committee: None.

X. EXECUTIVE REPORTS: 

  1. President: Ashley Tejada reported on the following:
    1. Planning an A.S. Committee Chairs orientation with David Gamble, A.S. Chief of Staff.
    2. Working on the wellness piece of the new Aztec Recreation Center (ARC).
    3. Scheduling one-on-one check-ins with the Board of Directors.
    4. Attending Activity 8 & 13 Strategic Plan meetings regarding third party revenue.
    5. Working with Karina Esteban, Dr. Andrea Dooley and Dr. Jennifer Rikard regarding mental health initiatives.
    6. Attended luncheon with University Relations and Development (URAD).
    7. Provided an update regarding CFAC.
  2. Executive Vice President: Karina Esteban reported on the following:
    1. The Homecoming theme is “SDSU Together As One”.  Homecoming Royal applications are available.
    2. Currently on the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Student executive board.  
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Shawki Moore reported on the following:
    1. California State Student Association (CSSA) Plenary is this weekend. 
    2. Assembly Bill (AB) 1456 was vetoed.  AB 928 passed and it addressed some financial aid aspects.
    3. A.S. instagram currently has over 6,000 followers and are currently highlighting Filipinx History Month.
    4. Working with the Center for Intercultural Relations.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Austin Barber reported on the following:
    1. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) elected a new FAC Vice Chair.
    2. Working on funding for student organizations and funding policies.
    3. Met with Agnes Wong Nickerson and learned about the SDSU budget.
    4. Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) is from 10/22 to 11/14.  There will be a kickoff event on Monday, 10/25 at 9 a.m.in the Courtyard. This year’s theme is “Welcome Back by Giving Back”.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Jennifer Schenkenfelder reported on the following:
    1. Having discussions with the Academic Affairs Committee regarding the academic success space and about advising.
    2. Conducted a walkthrough of the library with Beth Bridges.
    3. Shared two Your Voice Matter submission to include Aztec Market packaging and natural, shady study spaces outside.
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. Tonight, at the Graduate Student Association, they will be appointing the new GSA President.  They are working on an academic survey.
    2. The ARC received temporary occupancy and we hope to have you all tour the new ARC in November.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS:

  1. Margot Ermer reported that she met with the Hazing Prevention Task Force.  The Good Neighbor Program and College Panhellenic Association and the other Greek Councils will be having a clean up on 10/31. Alexia (Lex-O) Oduro reported that the A.S. accommodation form is complete and will work with Jennifer and Karina to help with promotion.
  2. Beth Bridges reminded everyone to review the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) Wellness Tool Kit.  
  3. Working with the Student Support Commission to update the SDSU Resource Guide.
  4. Ari Weizman thanked Dr. Wood for supporting Hillel and the Chabad House.  Ari reported that the Anti-Semitism Task Force has an upcoming event at Scripps Cottage on 10/13.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. If interested in the Fact Finder trip to Israel, please apply.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:19 p.m.
JACKSON/JAIN                                  CARRIED (12-0-0)