Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:30pm
COUNCIL CHAMBERS • CONRAD PREBYS AZTEC STUDENT UNION

I. CALL TO ORDER

Executive Vice President Kyla Blaylock called the meeting to order at 3:36 PM.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Kyla Blaylock, George Scott, Christian Onwuka (late), Dustin Adkins, Angelica Espinoza, Antonio Marquez-Camacho, Cassie Weinberg (late), Kole Wellenstein, Aubrey Benito, Kelly Renton, Kaylah Abdullah, Josh Purificacion, Abi Tamayo, Courtney Ransom (late), Meghan Mahoney, Daria Dragicevic, Stephen Jackson, David Gamble, Courtney Parks, Ashley Tejada, Connor Curley.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Kiki Charles, Lindsey Busk, Bri Ruloma, Christian Holt.
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown, Dr. Randy Timm, Nikki Eliaschev. 
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: None. 
  5. Visitors Present: None.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve today’s agenda.
CURLEY/PARKS                                                                                                       CARRIED

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Campus Life Council meeting minutes of 1/29/19, as attached.
ESPINOZA/WEINBERG                                                                                                 CARRIED

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

Members sang happy birthday to Josh Purificacion.

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Randy Timm:
    1. The two Presidential Taskforces on Alcohol and Substance Misuse and Student Activities and Safety have drafted the Good Samaritan Policy. Excited to see the policy implemented on campus.
    2. There is discussion for the position of the University Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity and Innovations now that the divisions will be combining. 

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda, as attached. 
    WELLENSTEIN/TAMAYO                                                                                                         CARRIED

VIII. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS

  1. Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
    1. The second University Diversity and Equity Institute was amazing. Received all of the data from the climate survey at A.S. retreat and which will help set goals to implement the updated A.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan. Thanked Josh Purificacion and Aubrey Benito for their help and involvement. 
    2. Athletics made changes to their online ticketing system to help students get seats to the games.
    3. Athletics will be purchasing tickets for students to attend the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament in Las Vegas. 
    4. Met with Gina Jacobs, Associate Vice President of the Mission Valley Development at SDSU, to discuss ways for students to be a part of the conversation about the Mission Valley Campus.
    5. Spoke about creating pathways for students to complete their GEs that are tailored to their interests at the Undergraduate Council meeting. 
    6. This fall SDSU will have a full online catalog, which was not available previously. 
    7. Nominations for the Aztec Achievement Awards (AAAs) opened on Monday.
    8. Recruiting members to serve on the Awards Committee. Meetings are every Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Government Affairs Conference Room.
    9. Encouraged members to begin thinking about transition and outreaching to potential successors. 
    10. Reminded members that the outreach requirement is due this Friday at 4:00 pm.   
  2. Christian Onwuka, President:
    1. The University will be marketing the approved student fee increases and advertising the Cultural Identity Centers. 
    2. Inspired by former SDSU President, Dr. Stephen Weber’s speech at the SDSU BRIDGES Conversation.
    3. Attended a meeting last Friday about SDSU being a Higher Education Research Institute and discussed sending out a survey about campus climate.
    4. Attended the Presidential Staff Excellence Awards Committee Meeting. Nominations will open on March 1st and close March 31st.
    5. There will be open sessions on campus to meet candidates for the University VP of University Relations and Development.
    6. Discussing the possibility of hosting open student forums for students to provide input on what they would like to see from the University VP of Student Affairs and Diversity and Innovations. 
    7. Excited to be the closing speaker at the SDSU Leadership Summit this Saturday!
  3. Angelica Espinoza, Vice President of External Relations:
    1. Happy Black History month!
    2. The Latinx Resource Center and the Native Resource Centers are opening in the next three weeks. This is a monumental moment for the Latinx and Indigenous communities.
    3. Finished interviewing students for the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) today. Very excited to select the delegation! 
    4. Will be attending CSSA SLO this weekend. 
    5. Reminded members that there is one week left to register to vote and that Election Day is March 3rd.
    6. Wished everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.
    7. Gave Kudos to Nikki for inviting her and Kyla to host an A.S. elections presentation at an Ignite at SDSU meeting today.
  4. Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs: 
    1. The Student Support Resolution from last year will be implemented this spring.
    2. Attended the California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance 2020 Summit where the CSUs, UCs, and Community Colleges discussed issues on campuses. Is happy to answer any questions about the summit. 
    3. Parking focus groups are Tuesday, February 18th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and Wednesday, February 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 in Park Boulevard.
  5. George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs: 
    1. Student input for the A.S. 2019-2020 Academic Report is complete. The final meeting is on Friday and the report will be sent out a week from Monday. Very excited to share it with everyone. 
    2. Met with interim Library Dean and had the opportunity to see new updates, which include: introducing more seating, creating new study rooms under the dome, and replacing the plumbing in the bathrooms. Looking forward to the next meeting.
  6. Antonio Marquez-Camacho, ASBOD Student-at-Large: 
    1. Latinx Resource Center opening is February 20th at 1:00 pm. Encouraged everyone to attend the event. 
    2. Working on the Latinx Film Festival with Education Without Borders (EWB). Wants to showcase student films. 
    3. Will be speaking at the SDSU Leadership Summit this Saturday and is hoping to motivate students to join A.S.
  7. Cassie Weinberg, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Attended the Zero-Waste Symposium and learned about problems with recycling. Looking forward to implement solutions to recycling problems on campus. 
    2. Planning for ‘Self-Care Day’ is going well and will have the marketing ready soon.
  8. Christian Holt, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. No report. 
  9. Christina Brown, Executive Director:
    1. Attending CSSA SLO this weekend.
  10. Aztec Student Union Board:
    1. ‘Nooner’ went really well and there were lots of attendees. 
    2. ‘SDSU Valentines’ is on Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the Courtyard.
    3. ‘Rollin’ It Back to the 80s’ is on Monday, February 17th in Montezuma Hall from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. 
  11. Campus Community Commission:
    1. Good Neighbor Brochure includes information about parking do’s and don'ts, information about garbage disposal, safe and alternative transportation, A.S. legal and financial services, and on campus resources available to students. 
    2. he Good Neighbor Brochure is available as a PowerPoint which will be presented to all of the Greek Councils and implemented in the second-year residence halls.  
    3. Collaborating with Hardy Elementary for the school carnival. 
    4. Planning an event for National Pay it Forward Day on April 28th.
    5. Planning ‘Cookies with K-9s on Campanile’ in collaboration with the University Police Department. 
    6. Good Neighbor Clean-Up in collaboration with Greek Life and the Greek Life Activities Board (GLAB) is on March 1st. 
    7. Bringing the Good Neighbor Brochure to the College Area Community Council meeting tonight. 
    8. Will be attending the Transportation Forum on February 18th and 19th. 
  12. Community Service Commission:
    1. Partnering with Career Services for a Service and Career Fair. 
    2. Elected a new secretary yesterday.
  13.  Recreation and Wellness Commission: Kyla reported on their behalf: 
    1. The Annual Health Expo is Tuesday, April 21st at 10:00 am on the North Library Walkway. 
    2. Open house for the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) is today. 
    3. There is a Valentine’s Day themed partner yoga class this Friday in the ARC. 
  14. Student Diversity Commission: 
    1. Today’s “word of the day” was happy birthday in different languages to celebrate Josh’s birthday.
    2. SDCelebration will be April 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 
    3. Planning for the next SDC Mixer which will be in Aztec Lanes.
  15. Student Support Commission: 
    1. The Commuter Student Board is planning to table in the Commuter Resource Area with giveaways. 
  16. Green Love Sustainability Commission:
    1. Collaborating with A.S. RTV on an event on Monday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Union. Will be sharing a non-partisan ‘green voter guide’ and students will be able to make succulents. 
  17. Campus Life Council Student-at-Large:
    1. Asked members to share photos from events and complete the Google Form to help develop the A.S. Newsletter.  
    2. Encouraged the councils to let them know if they need volunteer or help with any Events. They are willing to help!
  18. Marketing and Communications Commission:
    1. Tammy Blackburn was the guest speaker at the meeting last week. 
    2. Working to bring Ralph Rubio as a guest speaker in May.
    3. Went ‘spirit carting’ today to promote GreenFest.
    4. Members of Marcomm will be helping A.S. Rock the Vote (RTV) with tabling. 
    5. Will be focusing on one hype video this semester which will be the “Go Vote!” video. It will be sent out the week before elections in March.

IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Megan Mahoney announced the new club, TAMID, and encouraged members to reach out if they are interested. 
  2. Christian Onwuka will be a mediator at “Real Talk With the Sigmas”, a conversation about the n-word, on March 16th. This is an educational opportunity that everyone is encouraged to be a part of. 
  3. Daria Dragicevic announced that next week a random sample of 35,000 SDSU students will receive the Educause survey pertaining to campus Wi-Fi. Encouraged students who receive it to complete it.

X. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
BENITO/CURLEY                                                                                                      CARRIED

Executive Vice President Kyla Blaylock adjourned the meeting at 5:00 PM.

APPROVED BY: Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President 

PREPARED BY: Nikki Eliaschev, A.S. Government Secretary