Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, October 25, 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 3:34 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, Ari Weizman, Margot Ermer, Jessica Rentto (arrived late)
  2. Voting Members Absent: Stephen Jackson, Dr. J. Luke Wood
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Christy Samarkos
  5. Guests: Zamira Fuentes, Matthew Monges, Josh Mays, Mike Hastings

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for October 25, 2021.
ERMER/BRIDGES                                 CARRIED (9-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous meeting minutes of the 10/11 ASBOD meeting.
BRIDGES/ODURO                                 CARRIED (9-0-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.  

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: Christy Samarkos that this morning was a great start to Aztecs Rock Hunger.
  3. University Police Department Presentation, Joshua Mays, Chief of Police, and Captain Mike Hastings (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.)
    Joshua Mays and Mike Hastings provided an introduction about their new roles at the University Police Department.  
  4. Principles of Community Statement Presentation, Dr. Rebecca Lewison, Director of Research Initiatives - Broadening Inclusive Excellence, Division of Research and Innovation (Time Certain 4:15 p.m.)
    Dr. Rebecca Lewison presented the proposed Principles of Community statement for San Diego State University.  The A.S. Board of Directors will review and discuss at the next meeting on November 8.
  5. Aztecs Rock Hunger Presentation - Austin Barber, A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs (immediately after Item D.)
    Austin Barber presented on Aztecs Rock Hunger, the annual initiative to raise funds for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.  The initiative is from 10/22 through 11/14/21.  Please donate!

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    ERMER/JAIN                                       CARRIED (10-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information)
    The General Consent Report was reviewed.

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. Mission Valley campus look-around and tour. The 125th Anniversary of SDSU will be next year and the event planning is starting. 
    2. Karina and I would be traveling to Washington, D.C., to accept the Seal of Excelencia, a designation for SDSU as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 
    3. Met with California State University Dominguez Hills to discuss recreational facilities.  
    4. Provided updates on the President's Budget Advisory Committee, Strategic Plan Activity Numbers 8 and 13, and Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC).  
  2. Executive Vice President: Karina Esteban reported on the following:
    1. The Homecoming Royal applications close at 12 p.m. this Wednesday. There will be a Homecoming Royal Court announcement next week.  
    2. Working on a Your Mental Health Matters campaign.  The push week will be from 11/29-12/3.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Shawki Moore reported on the following:
    1. A.S. Monthly Minute videos on instagram, highlighting student union events  
    2. Civic engagement panel, Dec. 2, 2:30-3:30pm. Finalized different panelists. 
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Austin Barber reported on the following:
    1. Aztec Rock Hunger (ARH) kickoff event went well, we had 22 walkarounds.
    2. Tabling coming up at football games for ARH.
    3. At the Financial Affairs Committee -historical data on monetary funding, and history of travel costs. 
    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. UAB/AAC Saturday exams will be looked into. 
    3. Will collaborate with Dr. Mitchell on loss during COVID.
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. ARC approved by the fire marshal.. Will have a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ARC received temporary occupancy and we hope to have you all tour the new ARC in November.
    2. Campus Safety Committee on Campus Community Commission will be reinstated.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS:

  1. Margot Ermer reported that the College of Engineering Student Council (CESC) pumpkin drop will be held on 10/26, 12-3pm in the Student Union. Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) taskforce: hired Aztecs for Recovery. 10/31 Greek Life and GNP clean up, 10-12 p.m.
  2. Alexia (Lex-O) Oduro reported that there is a new College of Arts and Letters (CAL) representative, Sean Stouffer. PSFA has new positions.
  3. Beth Bridges reported that the College of Health and Human Services College Council (CHHSCC) held a transfer student event at Oggi’s Pizza last week, with a great turnout.   
  4. Working with the Student Support Commission to update the SDSU Resource Guide.

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:34 p.m.
MOORE/JAIN                                          CARRIED (10-0-0)