Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


Executive Vice President Vanessa Girard called the meeting to order at 3:34 PM.



  1. Voting Members Present: Vanessa Girard, Carmel Alon, Hayden Willis, Chris Thomas, Brie Hornig, Anya Shutovska, Joshua Miller, Kyla Blaylock, Sedona Hill, Mitchell Nishimoto (late), George Scott, Nicole Becker, Luke Fishman, Hunter Young, Nickolas Wohlman, Beck Svensson, Mary Staka, Chloe Sabio, Nubia Milpas, Joey Lucero.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Charlotte Roberts.
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Aileen Wei, Dr. Randy Timm. Christina Brown.
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Sabrina Laut, Sam Emami.
  5. Visitors Present: Alexis Alexander, Conner Curley, Sage Salacup, Tia Abusham, Steven Pilante, Emma Wenger, Amber Nelson, Mia Panlilio, Victor Bonavida, Sabrina Sessarego.


It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of October 11, 2017.



It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes.



Alexis Alexander, Chief of Staff, introduced the students in the First Year Leadership Experience (FLEX). Conner Curley, Sage Salacup, Tia Abusham, Steven Plante, and Emma Wenger are the five members of FLEX.



  1. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Randy Timm:
    1. Erica Aros, Assistant Director of Commuter Life, will be accepting her new position as Associate Director in the Student Ability Success Center.
    2. Congratulations to the Homecoming Court.
    3. Judicial investigations will take place for violations within student organizations.
  2. Sexual Assault Resource Training (Time Certain 5 pm)
    1. Carmel Alon, Michelle Sabin, Emily Jachec, and Sam Martinez presented on resources available for sexual assault through the San Diego State University Police Department, Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and the Residential Education Office. They also educated on appropriate responses to victims of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.


  1. General Consent Agenda: (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached. 
    LUCERO/FISHMAN   CARRIED                                                                             


  1. Vanessa Girard, Executive Vice President:
    1. Homecoming was successful! She expressed her gratitude to band, cheer, and dance for creating a great Homecoming atmosphere.
    2. Informed members of the new Men’s Basketball Mobile Ticket policy. Tickets are available a week prior to the game. She discussed concerns with the new policy.
    3. Looking forward to planning Spring retreat.
    4. Working on office hours with A.S. Leaders.
    5. A. S. Barbeque will be tomorrow, October 26, on the third floor Terrace.
  2. Chimezie Ebiriekwe, President:
    1. None.
  3. Carmel Alon, Vice President of External Relations:
    1. External Relations Board (ERB) is preparing for the “Rock the Vote” campaign in the Spring to promote voting registration among students. The campaign will be on April 9-27 to educate the campus community on voting for the Governor, Senator, and Mission Valley propositions.
    2. The inclusive leadership initiative survey will be sent out for A.S. Board of Directors and Councils.
    3. Sexual Assault Resource Training for University Council on November 1 at 5-6:30 pm.
  4. D. Hayden Willis, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) was a success! All efforts and contributions were greatly appreciated. The Awards ceremony will be November 3 from 12-1 pm in the Goldberg Courtyard.
    2. Will work on the pilot banking automation program.
  5. Chris Thomas, Vice President of University Affairs:
    1. Gave an update on the Academic Affairs Dean searches for the College of Sciences, College of Education, College of Extended Studies, and College of Health and Human Services.
    2. Met with the Provost to discuss graduation rates.
    3. The “Your Voice Matters” campaign has finalized the logo. Kick-off week will be the week of November 5 and the University-wide forum will be the week of November 12.
    4. A University Senate Resolution was brought to the University Affairs Board (UAB) regarding the retirement of the human representation of the Aztec mascot and usage of the Aztec moniker. They are accepting recommendations regarding an education component.
  6. Brie Hornig, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Discussed the intent and impact of an A.S. Representative.
  7. G. Josh Miller, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger has officially ended.
    2. Currently looking for new initiatives to work on. He is interested in the discussion on campus safety.
  8. Anya Shutovska, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Thankful for the support on the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign. Total donations will be revealed next Friday, November 3 at 12-1 pm in the Student Union Courtyard.
    2. Will be checking in with the Campus Life Council commissions.
    3. Interested in working on campus safety.
  9. Christina Brown, Executive Director:
    1. None 
  10. Aztec Student Union Board:
    1. Approved the Aztec Student Union and Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB) budget for the upcoming year.
    2. Campus Movie Fest will be tomorrow, October 26, at 7 pm.
    3. Open Mic Might will be October 26 at 5 pm.
  11. Campus Community Commission:
    1. Updated their charter.
    2. Attended a meeting in the College Area Business District and promoted Aztecs Rock Hunger.
    3. Will collaborate with Recreation and Wellness on the upcoming Good Neighbor Clean-Up on November 5 at 9 am.
    4. Will collaborate with College Area Community Council (CACC) on the beautification project.
  12. Community Service Commission:
    1. Met with Jared to discuss the Red Cross Blood Drive. A leadership team for recruitment will be formed.
    2. Thankful for the support on the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign.
    3. The Fall Community Service Fair will be on November 14 from 11 am -2 pm on the Centennial Walkway.
    4. Designated CSC commission members participation on CSC events.
    5. Planning a A.S. mixer with Student Diversity Commission.
  13. Recreation and Wellness Commission:
    1. Created groups within Recreation and Wellness for outreach, Live Well Week, and marketing.
    2. Encouraged members to attend Live Well Late Night events.
    3. Love Your Body Week started October 16. Mary highlighted the importance of practicing positive self-talk.
    4. Challenged members to refrain from using phones during CLC meetings.
  14. Student Diversity Commission:
    1. Student Diversity Celebration will take place on December 1 at 4-7 pm in the Courtyard to recognize different communities.
    2. Encouraged members to reinforce gender inclusive language at meetings.
  15. Student Support Commission:
    1. There will be an additional Food Pantry Training at 7:30 pm in the Pride Suite on November 2. Students who have not completed training will be allowed to volunteer for food sorting. Please remind others to bring their reusable bags when utilizing the Food Pantry.
    2. A new ombudsman has been appointed on-campus to act as a mediator between students and professors.
    3. SSC will be working on methods to promote the legal services offered by Associated Students for students.
    4. Campus safety will be discussed at the next SSC meeting on Tuesday at 11 am in the Visionary Suite.
    5. Will present on escort services at the following meeting.
  16. Sustainability Commission:
    1. Sustainability Commission will be visiting the Imperial Valley campus on November 13. Transportation will be provided.
  17. Campus Life Council Student-at-Large:
    1. The Homecoming Street team went well!
  18. Marketing and Communications Commission:
    1. None


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.


Executive President Vanessa Girard adjourned the meeting at 4:57 PM.

APPROVED BY: Vanessa Girard, Executive Vice President

PREPARED BY: Aileen Wei, A.S. Government Secretary