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A.S. University Council

Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 3:30 PM
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

Vice President of University Affairs Chimezie Ebiriekwe called the meeting to order at 3:40 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
  1. Voting Members Present: Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Jamie Miller, Patty Masengale, Dylan Colliflower, Alex Shapiro, Michael Kagan, Chloe Sension, Carmel Alon (left early), Nick Elliott, Josh Skolnick, Hannah Fogg, AhnaMia Maranon, Daniel DeFever, Asha Abdirahim, Amy Newell, Victor Uwakwe, Imahn Moshksar, Sarah Bentley, Mitchell Frame, Halima Eid, Ozair Purmul, Samantha Ledesma, Ben Delbick, Dakota DeCecco, Shawn Tenny, Imani White, Gass Hersi(late), Dustin Pina(late), Linsey Santos, Kyle Ruiz.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Lauryn Davis.
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Vitaliano Figueroa, Christina Brown, Linh Phan, George Scott for Dustin Pina.
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Cezar Ornatowski.
  5. Visitors Present: Natalie Martinez, Rachel Muntz, Patricia Ruiz, Briana Castillon, Aileen Cerrillos, Dan Montoya, Daniel Majors, Dion Akers, Lacey Lavigne, Lydia Wood, Linda Garcia, Kevin Yabes, Steve Anderson, Dr. Ortiz, Stacy Marquez, Arnelle Sambile, Chloe Sabio, Gordon Shackelford, Steve Schnall, Jonathan Stine, Aaron Levin-Fay, Kevin Leach, Dexter Gareau, Carlos Gutierrez, Fred Pierce, Tammy Blackburn, Marlene Martinez, Eduardo San tiago, Itzelt Santos, Carlos Perez, Dr. Rivera, Pablo Tinoco, Brie Hornig, Lora Paz, Lane Yazzie, Chris Medellin, Rachel Beck, Dr. Ramona Perez, Marissa Mendoza, Ozzie Monge.
IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve today’s agenda.
BENTLEY/LEDESMA

There was a motion to move Item B. #UCB S17-03 Resolution to Retire the San Diego State University Mascot and Moniker to become Item A.
The agenda was approved as amended. CARRIED

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes.
FRAME/MARANON CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT
  1. Natalie Martinez stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  2. Itzelt Santos stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  3. Carlos Perez stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  4. Dr. Rivera stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  5. Lora Paz stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03. 
  6. Fred Pierce stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  7. Carlos Gutierrez stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  8. Dexter Gareau stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  9. Kevin Leach stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  10. Jonathan Stein stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  11. Gordon Shackelford stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  12. Steve Schnall stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  13. Arnelle Sambile stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  14. Lydia Wood stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  15. Linda Garcia stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  16. Kevin Yabes stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  17. Steve Anderson stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  18. Dr. Ortiz stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  19. Patricia Ruiz stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  20. Briana Castillon stated her opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
  21. Dan Montoya stated his opinion regarding #UCB S17-03.
VII. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS:
  1. #UCB S17-03 Resolution to Retire the San Diego State University Mascot and Moniker (Action):
    1. Speakers: Marissa Mendoza and Ozzie Monge explained why they wrote the resolution. Dr. Ramona Perez presented her opinion regarding the resolution.

    1. It was moved and seconded to go into recess.
      FOGG/FRAME CARRIED
    2. It was moved and seconded to remove lines 83-86.
      MASENGALE/ELLIOTT CARRIED
      University Council discussed the change.
    3. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      ELLIOTT/SHAPIRO CARRIED, (19-7-1)
      The motion was approved.
    4. It was moved and seconded to replace “become ‘accidental racists’…’school spirit’” and to be with “inadvertently condone…’school spiri’” on line 80.
      ELLIOTT/TENNY CARRIED
      University Council discussed the change.
    5. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      COLLIFLOWER/KAGAN CARRIED, (11-8-7)
      The motion was approved.
    6. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      PURMUL/MASENGALE CARRIED, (21-5-0)
      The #UCB S17-03 Resolution to Retire the San Diego State University Mascot and Moniker failed. FAILED, (12-14-1)
  2. #UCB S17-02 A Resolution to Create a Permanent, On-Campus Food Pantry (Action):
    1. Speakers: Rachel Beck explained why she wrote the resolution.
    1. It was moved and seconded to add “RESOLVED, …pantry” on lines 70-71.
      COLLIFLOWER/FOGG CARRIED
      University Council discussed the change.
    2. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      ELLIOTT/MILLER CARRIED, (19-0-0)
      The motion was approved.
    3. It was moved and seconded to add “Research and Assessment Committee” after Associated Students on line 83 and “ including the option of establishing a permanent food pantry location” after insecurity on line 84.
      ELLIOTT/KAGAN CARRIED
      University Council discussed the change.
    4. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      COLLIFLOWER/MILLER FAILED, (1-10-8)
      The motion failed.
    5. It was moved and seconded to add “and if successful…be determined” on lines 76-77.
      RUIZ/TENNY CARRIED
    6. It was moved and seconded to amend Spring 2018 to Fall 2018 on line 76.
      UWAKWE/ELLIOTT CARRIED
      University Council discussed the change.
    7. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      ELLIOTT/SHAPIRO CARRIED, (10-5-4)
      The motion was approved.
    8. It was moved and seconded to remove “The Thursday location…determined” on lines 77-78.
      COLLIFLOWER/TENNY CARRIED
      University Council discussed the change.
    9. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      COLLIFLOWER/ELLIOTT CARRIED, (15-3-1)
      The motion was approved.
    10. It was moved and seconded to call to question.
      MASENGALE/FRAME CARRIED, (20-0-0)
      The #UCB S17-02 A Resolution to Create a Permanent, On-Campus Food Pantry was approved. CARRIED, (20-0-0)
VIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

DECECCO/MARANON CARRIED

Vice President of University Affairs Chimezie Ebiriekwe adjourned the meeting at 9pm.

APPROVED BY: Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Vice President of University Affairs
PREPARED BY: Linh Phan, A.S. Government Secretary