FEBRUARY 18, 2015 – COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CONRAD PREBYS AZTEC STUDENT UNION – 3:30 PM
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Executive Vice President Kevin Hancock called the meeting to order at 3:32 PM.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL:
A. Voting Members Present: Kevin Hancock, Jamie Miller, Abby Kim, Samuel Beltran, Patty Masengale, Blaire Ward, Leo Carillo, Drew Morris, Clayton Bishop, Kelsey Schroeder, Lorena Acosta, Tyler Aguilar, Megan Goodman, Grace Diaz, Jonathan Cole, Jacqueline Karczewski, Alex Padua, Corey Polant, Keagan Casey, Marilyn Martinez, Kyle Murphy.
B. Voting Members Absent: Kirk Sasaki.
C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Clarice Mendoza, Christina Brown, Dr. Robyn Adams, Paige Nulliner.
D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Jennifer Reyes, Niveen Kryakos.
E. Visitors Present: Keeler Johnston, Dominic Bilotti, Brenna Culliton.
IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA:
It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of February 18, 2015.
Corey Polant made a friendly amendment to add a Judicial Affairs Council update as Item C under University Reports and Presentations, with a time certain at 3:40 PM.
The agenda was approved as amended.
V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:
It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of February 4, 2014.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENT:
VII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
A. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Robyn Adams reported:
- 510 college students have been enrolled in this year’s Leadership Summit. Saturday’s attendees can check out the program online and plan out which workshops they will attend at http://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/sll/schedule.aspx.
- Programming will continue throughout this week for the Join Us: Sexual Assault Prevention campaign.
- Defamation, a live action play will be performed at SDSU next Thursday, 2/26 in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theater at 7 PM. Admission is free and is open to the public. The aim of the play is to encourage audience members to explore issues including race, religion, and class.
- The Center of Leadership and Community Service will have a naming ceremony at 11 AM on 2/6/ and will be named after Jeffrey W. Glazer, a former SDSU professor in the College of Business.
B. A.S. Executive Director, Christina Brown reported:
- ASUB’s new Vice Commissioner of Operations, Josh Vaughan, has been working with ASUB to put together a list of improvements that can be made to our Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. That list will be presented to Campus Life Council at an upcoming meeting and Christina has been motivating the Union’s staff to see to it that a majority of these projects are finished by the end of this semester.
C. Bylaws Update – A.S. Judicial Affairs Council Justice, Brenna Culliton reported:
- Tabling and the submission of your paperwork were due last Friday. If you haven’t completed these duties, Judicial Affairs Council will be contacting you shortly.
- The remaining requirements and bylaw amendments for approval are due on Friday, 3/27. If you wish to have your bylaw amendments reviewed prior to being sent to the Judicial Affairs Council, Alex and Keagan would like to receive your minutes by Friday, 3/15.
- Resolutions to be reviewed this semester by University Council are due by Friday, 3/6.
- All applications for the running elections were due last Thursday. The list of candidates shall be posted sometime tomorrow. Write-in candidate applications are due Friday, 3/13 at noon. Appointed seat applications are due Monday, 4/6. Each commission must elected their own commissioner and report that individual’s name to Jennifer Esquivel-Parker by Thursday, 4/23. Please review Judicial Affairs Interviews for Board of Directors Student-at-Large members and Judicial Affairs Council justices will be conducted the week of 4/13.
VIII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)
It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.
IX. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS:
A. Kevin Hancock, Executive Vice President:
- Yesterday, Kevin and J. Cole attended the UNM vs. SDSU men’s basketball game at UNM.
- Thank you to everyone who attended the mixer two weeks ago with the ambassadors! There was an awesome turnout and the women’s basketball coaches appreciated our attendance to their hand too.
- The Triple A’s will be held on the evening of Thursday, 4/23. Doors will open on 4:30 PM and the program will run from 5-6:30 PM. The Board of Directors has been challenged to nominate at least two people for the many awards available. Nominations can be made at http://as.sdsu.edu/aaa/ and are due by March 2nd.
- With elections come up, please prepare for the transitioning process. It is especially important that your successors are probably transitioning to fill your shoes and continue your legacy next year.
- The Be Beautiful SDSU campaign dedicated to improving and maintaining the overall look of our campus, is currently working on branding.
B. J. Cole, President:
- The Aztec Culture Project will be a focus of J. Cole’s this semester.
- After meeting with Josh Vaughan, ASUB’s new Vice Commissioner of Operations, he and J. Cole discussed ways to enhance and beautify the Union with Aztec culture.
- The A. S. Executive Officers will be speaking at a panel this Saturday titled "A. S. is You."
C. Jacqueline Karczewski, Vice President of External Relations:
- External Relations Board’s university-wide campaign against sexual violence will on Monday, 3/2. Stop by their table sometime this week to sign their pledge and receive a wristband.
- Next week, Jacqueline will be lobbying in Washington DC to lobby for higher education and the CSU system.
D. Corey Polant, Vice President of University Affairs:
- The PSFA College Council will be hosting their college council forum on Wednesday, 3/11. The other colleges will be having their forums during the last week of March.
- The Academic Affairs Committee has been touring academic facilities on campus every time they meet. This next meeting, they shall be touring the planetarium.
- A survey about famous climate will be sent out to students.
E. Keagan Casey, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Marilyn and Keagan have been meeting with cultural organizations and encouraging their members to run in the upcoming A.S. election.
- Alex and Keagan are continuing to work on a bylaws template to give to the commissions and college councils.
- Bi-weekly discussions and briefings on SDSU’s efforts against sexual violence are on Thursdays from 3-4 PM in Templo Mayor.
- There are 22 students enrolled in the introduction class to the newly-introduced Leadership minor.
F. Marilyn Martinez, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Keagan and Marilyn met with Christina on how A.S. can increase their outreach to underrepresented groups on campus.
- After visiting the Pride Center, Marilyn obtained pronoun pins to give to A.S. leaders and explained their importance.
G. Kyle Murphy, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- The Student Success Fee presentation that Kyle, Kevin, and Padua were presenting to the CSU Chancellor was cancelled.
- Come to the FRATmanners presentation! Kyle will be speaking.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
Executive Vice President Kevin Hancock adjourned the meeting at 5:11 PM.