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A.S. University Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


FEBRUARY 5, 2014 – COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CONRAD PREBYS AZTEC STUDENT UNION – 3:30 PM
A.S. UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MINUTES

I. CALL TO ORDER:

Vice President of University Affairs Morgan Chan called the meeting to order at 3:38 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL:

A. Voting Members Present: Morgan Chan, Stav Geffner, Cindy Lopez, Jordan Harrison, Jack Losey, Sean Zaher, Onochie Ani, Alex Ben, Lindsey Schaefer, Marya Edgar, Tasnim El Mezain, Kristina Morales, Raquel Martin, Blaire Ward, Katelynne Willis, Michelle Mitchell, Cameron Wilmore, Jonathan Cole, Chad Karczewski, Jessika Seekatz, Josh Morse, Becca Cohen, Javier Gomez, Mariah Kelly

B. Voting Members Absent: Joshua Beverly

C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown, Clarice Mendoza, Dr. Cesar Ornatowski, Freddie Sanchez

D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Timothy Quinnan

E. Visitors Present: Tyler Sasaki, Corey Polant

IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of February 5, 2014.

COLE/HARRISON CARRIED

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of November 20, 2013.

MORSE/GOMEZ CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT:

A. Student, Tyler Sasaki, reported:

1. Addressing the renaming of the Aztec Student Union to the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Tyler expressed his views and concerns against the name change.

VII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. University Senate Designee, Dr. Cesar Ornatowski reported:

1. Dr. Ornatowski provided the University Council with his background and his appreciation of his chance to sit on University Council as the University Senate’s designee. He has offered to give advice and help to any Council members who ask.

B. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Tim Quinnan:

None.

VIII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)

1. It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, as attached.

ANI/SCHAEFER CARRIED

B. General Consent Report: (Information)

1. The General Consent Report was reviewed via electronic copy. For further reference please request a full agenda copy from the Government Secretary.

C. Measuring Success: (Information)

1. Morgan Chan initiated a discussion amongst the University Council members about the progress their college councils have made in the past semester, as well as their own influence on the changes that made it happen. The representatives reflected upon the last semester and made resolutions for the upcoming semester.

D. Open Forum and E-mail Confirmation Process: (Information)

1. Morgan Chan reminded the University Council members about their required duties as college council representatives to host an open forum for their college and send out a monthly e-mail to all the students in their college. The outcome of each of the colleges’ open forums last semester was discussed and the members brainstormed on ways to improve open forums in the future.

IX. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS:

None.

X. REPORTS OF CAMPUS LIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS:

A. Morgan Chan, Vice President of University Affairs:

1. Encourage your peers to apply for the open positions on University Council!

2. Open forums for the Deans of the College of Education and College of Business searches have been scheduled. Attend and provide your questions and input.

3. The next College Council competition will be Ultimate Frisbee on the ENS field. A date will be finalized soon.

B. Becca Cohen, Executive Vice President:

1. Thank you to all who attended retreat!

2. Elections packets are available in the Associated Student Office on the third floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

3. Don’t forget to follow the Aztec Student Union Board on Instagram. @aztecstudentunion

C. Javier Gomez, Vice President of External Relations:

1. The California Government budgeted $142 million to the California State University system! Hopefully it remains that way!

2. CSSA Fullerton was very eventful. Many topics were discussed, including a budget increase for the CSU system, the creation of a white paper concerning online education, a voluntary student fee towards the CSSA to hire lobbyists, and the change for students receiving financial aid to receive their stipends in the form of a debit card instead of a check.

3. The pilot episode of the State Report has been posted for the public! Check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOnSrNtlrdg.

4. Open forums for the three Chief of Police candidates are scheduled over the next few weeks.

- Robert Kanaski, Executive Director, Division of Inspectional Services, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department – Friday, February 7, 2014, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. in Love Library, Room 430/431

- Lamine Secka, Interim Chief of Police, San Diego State University – Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. in Love Library, Room 430/431

- Manuel Guaderrama, Captain, Northwestern Division, San Diego Police Department – Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. in Love Library, Room 430/431

5. The Cal State DC program is now accepting applications to send students to Washington D.C. this summer. This is a great opportunity and it would be great to see SDSU students chosen and flown over to intern in the world of politics there. More information can be found at http://dcinterns.fullerton.edu/.

6. CSSA Chico State is next month!

7. SDSU will be hosting CSSA in April.

D. Mariah Kelly, Vice President of Financial Affairs:

1. There is still funding available for travel and in unallocated funds. Let your organizations know! If organizations under your college councils want funding, they must request it straight from your councils.

2. Next year’s budget is now published for review. Take a look and see if any changes need to be made.

3. Ask the organizations under your college councils to make verbal announcements about the Student Success Fee forums at their individual meetings!

E. Chad Karczewski, Board of Director Student-at-Large:

1. Chad is excited to serve on University Council for the remainder of the semester!

F. Jessika Seekatz, Board of Director Student-at-Large:

1. Currently, Jessika is working on planning University Affairs Board’s open forum concerning the campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel. The forum and resolution call on Associated Students to look at the corporations that SDSU and the Campanile Foundation invests in.

G. Cindy Lopez, College of Arts and Letters Representative:

1. The College of Arts and Letters Council will be hosting a Student Success Fee forum on Monday, 2/10 at 10 AM. An e-mail will be sent out to students in the College of Arts and Letters through Blackboard.

H. Jordan Harrison, College of Business Representative:

1. ABSC will be hosting their achievement ceremony on Thurs., 4/17 in Montezuma Hall.

I. Jack Losey, College of Business Representative:

1. After recruiting several friends to attend an ABSC meeting, Jack shared with University Council that his friends, in addition to several others, are running for representative positions for next year. Outreaching to friends goes a long way!

J. Sean Zaher, College of Business Representative:

1. Networking and Interviewing Workshop: Tues., 2/11 at 4 PM in the Theatre.

K. Onochie Ani, College of Engineering Representative:

1. The Associated Engineering Student Council’s website is now up and running. Check it out at http://aesc.sdsu.edu/.

L. Marya Edgar, College of Health and Human Services Representative:

1. The CHHSSC is working on their next open forum.

2. Discover Your Dreams: Wed., 3/12 at 3:30 PM in the Theatre. This event is in collaboration with the CSSC and will feature a panel of professionals who can answer students’ questions about their future career paths.

M. Kristina Morales, College of Health and Human Services Representative:

1. The Student Nutrition Organization and Dr. Daly will be encouraging organizations to promote health and wellness.

2. CHHSSC will be volunteering for Ex4Vets.

N. Blaire Ward, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Representative:

1. The PSFA College Council will be tabling on North Library Walkway next week.

2. An e-mail will be sent out to the College of PSFA about attended they scheduled Student Success Fee forums.

O. Christina Brown, Executive Director:

1. Jennifer Esquivel-Parker is now the advisor for the Aztec Student Union Board and Christina will now be the advisor for University Council.

2. Inform your friends about the Student Success Fee forums that will be happening over the next few weeks.

3. The Aztec will be releasing a commemorative issue in honor of Aztec Center and the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. If you would like to have an ad in it, please contact the ad sales director at the Daily Aztec office at advertising@dailyaztec.com or (619) 594-6977.

4. If you have any feedback on the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union and any of its features so far, please send Becca an e-mail. Your input will be addressed at the Facilities meetings.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

LOPEZ/ZAHER CARRIED

Vice President of University Affairs Morgan Chan adjourned the meeting at 5:46 PM.