Associated Students | San Diego State University
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
PARMA PAYNE GOODALL ALUMNI CENTER
I. CALL TO ORDER
President Christian Onwuka called the meeting to order at 3:41 PM.
II. ROLL CALL
- Voting Members Present: Kyla Blaylock, Christian Onwuka, Dustin Adkins, Angelica Espinoza, George Scott, Antonio Marquez Camacho, Cassie Weinberg, Christian Holt, Lee Abed, Sophie Chance, Stephanie Estrada, Kole Wellenstein, Kiki Charles, Aubrey Benito, Kaylah Abdullah, Lindsey Busk, Bri Ruloma, Josh Purificacion, Abi Tamayo, Courtney Ransom, Meghan Mahoney, Daria Dragicevic, Connor Curley, Stephen Jackson, David Gamble, Ashley Tejada, Tiana Loving, Jacob Tuchband, Fnu Mumtaz, Christie Keller, Jon Soden, Joe Besagno, Sean Toohey, Chloe Foreman, Josh Olson, Matthew Blake, Aaron Eppstein, Christine Gotthardt, Jayden Mattson, Jagger Gin, Reece Breuckman, Vicky Evans, Daisy Kent, Brianne Crowther, Maricruz Carrillo, Crystal Sanchez, Aidan Winter, JR Lauron.
- Voting Members Absent: Fnu Mumtaz, Sara Jimenez, Matthew Blake, Vicky Evans, Jacob Downey, Bella Martelino, Kelly Renton, Courtney Parks.
- Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Dr. Nola Butler Byrd, Christina Brown, Nikki Eliaschev.
- Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Andrea Dooley, Dr. Randy Timm.
- Visitors Present: Jacinda Molina, Joshua Avalos.
III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for today’s meeting.
IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was moved and seconded to approve the Campus Life Council meeting minutes of 11/13/19 and the University Council meeting minutes of 11/20/19, as attached.
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
- University Senate Designee, Dr. Nola Butler-Byrd:
- Gave an update on the issues that the University Senate and statewide CSU Senate have been working on this semester, including the Ethnic Studies Resolution that passed at SDSU.
- The statewide CSU Senate is working on creating a similar resolution to the SDSU Ethnic Studies resolution.
- Is very proud of A.S. for their letter regarding the quantitative reasoning movement. Encouraged members of A.S. to continue to speak out.
- University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Andrea Dooley:
- No report.
- SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Randy Timm:
- No report.
VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION
- General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda, as attached.
- General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
VIII. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL (CLC) AND UNIVERSITY COUNCIL (UC) MEMBERS
- Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
- Expressed gratitude for members of CLC.
- Challenged members to collaborate with each other in the coming semester.
- Is looking forward to helping everyone with their goals on campus.
- Gave a shout-out to the Student Diversity Commission (SDC) for helping with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan.
- Aztec Student Union Board:
- ‘Battle of the Bands’ is tomorrow from 5:00-7:00 pm in Montezuma Hall. The winner will be the opening for the performer at GreenFest.
- Explained the purpose of the ‘Mix it Up’ event next semester.
- Expressed gratitude for all of the effort that has been put in from the boards.
- All events for next semester have been finalized.
- Testing out new marketing techniques for example, using Instagram which has been successful.
- Campus Community Commission:
- There is a Good Neighbor Program (GNP) clean-up this Sunday.
- Creating a brochure to help second-year students transition to off campus housing as a part of expanding the ‘Good Resident, Better Neighbor’ program.
- Collaborating with Student Support Commission (SSC) to provide snacks and testing materials to students next Wednesday before finals.
- Excited to see the partnership with the University Police Department (UPD) grow through new student positions in the UPD and by including students on hiring panels.
- Working on defining the purpose of the Campus Community Commission (CCC).
- A goal for the semester was to collaborate with one organization and one Recognized Student Organization (RSO), both of which were completed.
- Community Service Commission:
- The goal for the commission was to be more family based this year, and to implement more “service of the week” events, both of which were accomplished this semester through events and ‘hello time’.
- Next semester goals include: looking for more designees from different organizations, creating larger events on campus, and improving communications.
- Recreation & Wellness Commission:
- Looking forward to Mental Health Day next semester.
- The last student engagement session for the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) is next Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 pm.
- Excited that membership in the commission has increased and that everyone is very passionate about it.
- Worked on incorporating all of the dimensions of wellness throughout the semester.
- Student Diversity Commission:
- Thanked everyone who attended the SDC mixer.
- Want to host another tabling event next semester specifically for cultural organizations because the last event was a success.
- Were happy to see first-years join SDC and membership increase throughout the semester.
- Looking forward to collaborating more with cultural organizations.
- Student Support Commission:
- Will be working on the mealsharing program next semester.
- Have a goal of making at least three 30-second resource videos that will be available to Students and teach them about on-campus resources.
- This semesters goal was to make on campus resources more well known, worked on promoting the Ombudsman office.
- Green Love Sustainability Commission:
- Sustainable Day was fun and showed the committee that there is potential to create more programming similar to it.
- Submitted the comment letter for the Mission Valley Draft Report earlier in the semester and recently received notice that there will be a 500 metric ton carbon reduction because of it.
- Plans for next semester include: partnering with other organizations, adding more subscribers to the GreenLove newsletter, and launching the new zero-waste initiative.
- Greeks Gone Green is on its way to be approved as an RSO.
- Happy to have achieved the LEED Gold by 2020 goal.
- Campus Life Council Student-at-Large:
- Working to have the A.S. newsletter sent out for the next semester.
- Developing ways to recruit more students to A.S. next semester.
- Marketing and Communications Commission:
- Working on a hype video for the A.S. elections.
- Reflected on challenges during the semester and acknowledged all of the committed recruits that joined MarComm.
- Encouraged everyone to continue to work hard next semester.
- George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs:
- Gave an update on the Academic Report.
- Thanked the College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) for having him speak today.
- Wished Daisy Kent and Christie Keller a fabulous time on their study abroad programs next semester.
- College of Arts & Letters:
- Had a very successful semester and are proud of their programming.
- Enjoyed that the Students-at-large were able to join meetings.
- Hosted a speaker series which was the first of its kind for CAL. Intend to keep it running during the next semester.
- Learned how to effectively communicate the budget figures to the council which has helped to understand what is being voted on.
- College of Business:
- Reviewed goals that were achieved during the semester, including: connecting students with the faculty and resources, connecting business student organizations to each other, and helping more first-year students get involved.
- The calendar on the website has been very helpful in getting more people involved in organizations and events.
- Jacinda Molina introduced herself as the College of Business Representative for next semester.
- College of Education:
- 1The toy drive closed yesterday.
- There is a present wrapping party right now.
- Happy that more people showed up to meetings this semester and were excited to see new faces.
- Working on ways to get more people involved with the College of Education.
- College of Engineering:
- The goal was to improve communications, this was accomplished by creating a ‘Slack’ forum, hosting events with the Dean, and by hosting the engineering conference.
- Changed the only bathroom in an engineering building to be a gender neutral bathroom instead of a men’s bathroom.
- Preparing for ‘Engineering Week’, which is first week of February.
- Will continue to improve on communications next semester.
- College of Health & Human Services:
- Reviewed the goals that had been set for this semester which included having a friendly environment and making sure that everyone was staying on task, both of which were successful.
- Acknowledged the representatives for doing a great job of relaying information from UC meetings to members of CHHS.
- College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts:
- Shared the results from the election today and Josh Avalos introduced himself as the newly elected PSFA Representative.
- The ‘Donuts with the Dean’ event was successful.
- Plan to make the commission more family-style for next semester and to encourage members to come because they are passionate about it.
- College of Sciences:
- Goal for next semester is to improve communications.
- Plan to invite the department chairs to attend a panel where students can ask them questions.
- Encouraged everyone to attend the puppy adoption event on Friday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Grossmont Center.
- Had a good semester and noticed an improvement in engagement with RSO representatives throughout semester.
- Graduate Student Association:
- ‘Donuts with the Dean’ is on December 26th at 8:00 am.
- Working on the Goodfriend Lounge proposal.
- Maricruz Carrillo met with Christina Brown and Christian Onwuka about A.S. Finance and what financial services/resources are available to graduate students. She is excited to share the information that she learned.
- Undeclared College:
- No report.
- Imperial Valley Campus: Christian Onwuka reported on their behalf
- Excited for the new associate dean that will bring unique ideas and increase student success on campus.
- Antonio Marquez Camacho, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- 1Looking forward to the spring semester.
- Many goals changed after having conversations with students which was great because it was an opportunity to serve students in the best way possible.
- Sophie Chance, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Working with everyone has been a pleasure.
- Will not be able to attend UC meetings next semester because of a mandatory class that conflicts with the meeting time. However, will be attending the individual college council meetings.
- CJ Holt, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Favorite part of the semester was sitting on CFAC with the execs and Sophie Chance.
- Enjoyed the SDC mixer and acknowledged their efforts.
- Challenged members to look at the A.S. values and see how they can embody those in their councils or commissions in order to help students.
- Cassie Weinberg, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Planning mental health and wellness fest. Acknowledged CHHS for their help.
- Asked everyone to leave feedback for the Strategic Plan before Friday and noted that Green Love is working hard to have sustainability included in the plan.
- Lee Abed, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Planned goals for the semester took an unexpected turn and were centered around campus safety issues.
- Looking forward to work with the College Councils again next semester.
- Will be bringing a guest speaker to campus next semester who is a holocaust survivor to speak on the topic.
- Excited to work with everyone next semester.
- Stephanie Estrada, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
- Acknowledged all of the hard work that everyone is doing.
- Shouted-out to CAL for stepping up this year and working hard.
- Excited to expand A.S. elections in the spring as the A.S. elections coordinator.
- George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs:
- All help with the Academic Report will be appreciated because it is the first time that an academic report has been done by A.S.
- It was been a pleasure to work with everyone and to see so many leaders come forward.
- Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
- Asked anyone who is interested in parking to reach out to him.
- Explained that there will be some changes to the food pantry in the near future.
- The Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) closing ceremony will be on Monday, December 9th in Student Union.
- It was interesting to sit on UC for the first time.
- Encouraged everyone to keep doing good work.
- Angie Espinoza, Vice President of External Relations:
- Reminded members that March 3rd is Election Day.
- The Census 2020 is coming up and there are lots of job opportunities.
- Social media has grown to double what it was from the beginning of year.
- Reminded everyone that they are amazing and constantly inspire her.
- Members must fill out an ISP form and contact Chris Lee if they will not be able to make meetings next semester.
- Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
- Met with faith-based leaders to work on the Super Sunday initiative.
- Is very happy with how Homecoming turned out.
- Hoping that everyone is able to attend the spring retreat on January 18th.
- Wished everyone happy holidays and good luck on finals.
- Christina Brown, Executive Director:
- Thanked everyone for their hard work and reminded members that student engagement is one of the most important factors for graduating and ensuring student success, so their work in A.S. is crucial.
- Encouraged everyone to keep up the hard work.
- Enjoyed finishing ARC design, working on the ENS field, and seeing the impact that the GreenLove letter had on campus.
- Working on the DEI plan and on supporting GSA in their progress.
- Asked members to attend the ARH event on Monday.
- Christian Onwuka, President:
- Looking for students to be appointed to the Strategic Plan Committees.
- It was inspiring to be able to come into the A.S. office and see everyone’s hard work daily.
- Asked members to remember the energy from the retreat and to bring that to the spring semester.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
MARQUEZ CAMACHO/BLAYLOCK CARRIED
President Christian Onwuka adjourned the meeting at 5:26 PM.
APPROVED BY: Christian Onwuka, A.S. President
PREPARED BY: Nikki Eliaschev, A.S. Government Secretary