Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


Vice President of University Affairs Chris Thomas called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.



  1. Voting Members Present: Chimezie Ebiriekwe, Hayden Willis, Chris Thomas, Carmel Alon, Michelle Sabin, Farris Nabulsi (late), Victor Uwakwe (left early), Matthew Richman, Justin Venckus, Karthik Gangadharan, Ronnie Cravens, Natalie Martinez (left early), Zakkiya West, Haley Bauer, Christian Onwuka, Matthew Blutinger, Nikolas Marquez, Will Wiseman, Micheal Glassman, Kurt Hoffmann, Tomi Osinfolarin, Lauren Louie, Alice Orozco, Harsh Varshney, Warsan Artan, Daia Brewer (late), Emily Jachec, Mia Panlilio, Quinn Toohey, Alanna Sparks
  2. Voting Members Absent: Vanessa Girard, Chloe Mouw.
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Vitaliano Figueroa, Christina Brown, Aileen Wei.
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Cezar Ornatowski.
  5. Visitors Present: Diana Guevarra, Nickolas Wohlman, Michael Wiafe, Cynthia Medina, Samantha Martinez, George Scott, Alexis Alexander, Sage Salacup, Tia Abusham, Steven Plante, Emma Wenger.


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



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. University Senate Designee, Dr. Cezar Ornatowski:
    1. None.
  2. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Vitaliano Figueroa:
    1. Gave an update on the College of Business Dean search.
    2. There were five students who received monetary support in their renewal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  3. 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 members 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.
  2. General Consent Report (Information):
    The general consent report was reviewed via electronic copy. For further reference please request a printed copy of the General Consent Report copy from the Government Secretary. 




  1. Chris Thomas, Vice President of University Affairs:
    1. The Undergraduate Research Ad-hoc Committee will meet tomorrow from 3-4 pm in Council Chambers.
    2. Reminded members of the importance to use gender inclusive language.
    3. The “Your Voice Matters” campaign will have an open forum on November 29 from 5-7 pm in the Theatre.
    4. Academic Affairs discussed their focus on the graduation data.
    5. The Blood Drive will be on November 28 from 8 am- 6 pm at Viejas Arena. A committee will be created for marketing and tabling efforts.
    6. The University Senate will be discussing the resolution to retire usage of the mascot on November 7 from 2 – 4:30 pm in Arts and Letters 101.
  2. Chimezie Ebiriekwe, President:
    1. Enviro-Business Society (E3) and Aztec Shops will be performing an assessment in the markets to gain understanding of recyclable items.
    2. The Donor Wall on Campanile Drive will be revealed Saturday, November 4.
    3. Gave an update on current construction on-campus. The College Square area will be completed by March 2018 and will include a police substation.
    4. The SDSU Tula and Tenochca Community area will be completed August 2018.
    5. The Pacific Islander Student Alliance are hosting a high school conference.
  3. Vanessa Girard, Executive Vice President:
    1. Happy Halloween!
    2. The A.S. bowling mixer will be on November 8.
    3. All Council training will be next Wednesday, November 8 from 5-6:30 pm.
    4. Expressed her excitement for the collaborations between colleges.
  4. Carmel Alon, Vice President of External Relations:
    1. Will attend the College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting next Wednesday, November 8.
    2. The Cal State Student Association (CSSA) at Cal Poly Pomona will be from November 17-18. Excited for the Vice Chairs of External Relations Board and Lobby Corps. to attend.
    3. “Rock the Vote” campaign dates have been finalized. It will be from April 9-27.
    4. A survey on the inclusive leadership initiative was created and will be set out by tomorrow.
  5. Hayden Willis, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
    1. Grateful for the support on the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign. There will be an Awards ceremony on Friday, November 3, from 12-1 pm in the Student Union Courtyard.
    2. Will continue to work on the pilot banking process for A.S. Banking. He is looking to educated organizations on funding sources through marketing initiatives.
  6. Christina Brown, Executive Director:
    1. Informed members on the new Men’s Basketball Ticket Policy and the three strike policy.
    2. The expansion of the Food Pantry to two days has been successful.
  7. Victor Uwakwe, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Excited to join the Black Resource Center Committee and Greenfest Committee.
  8. Michelle Sabin, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Reminded members of the importance of the sexual assault training.
    2. Excited to continue to serve on Appointments and Review to interview for open positions.
  9. Farris Nabulsi, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Will meet with Robert Guzman, counselor for the Education Opportunity Program, to create a A.S. workshop in the Summer Bridge program.
  10. College of Arts and Letters:
    1. Presented at the Compact for Success.
    2. Informed members of the “Thank You For Being My Teacher” event.
    3. Established a google calendar to encourage collaboration of events within CAL.
    4. Planning for the retreat in two weeks.
  11. College of Business:
    1. The President’s Luncheon was a productive time to exchange ideas and discuss their experiences.
    2. The bowling event at Aztec Lanes was a success.
  12. College of Education:
    1. Submitted their bylaws for review.
    2. Reminded members of the Blood Drive on November 28 from 8 am – 6pm at Viejas Arena.
  13. College of Engineering:
    1. Will meet with Marketing and Communications to promote the grand opening of the Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) complex.
  14. College of Health and Human Services:
    1. Will create a public safety committee to discuss safety on-campus and surrounding campus.
  15. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts:
    1. Will work with Community Service Committee (CSC) on the “Lend a Hand” campaign from November 8 – 18 to collect clothes for people affected by the Northern California fires.
    2. Donuts with the Dean was a success.
  16. College of Sciences:
    1. The Dean bowling event for students to meet faculty was a success.
    2. The interclub mingling for members to attend other organizations within the College of Sciences was established.
  17. Graduate Student Association:
    1. Extended invitation to members to attend the “GSA Social Hour” every third Thursday of the month at Eureka from 5-7 pm.
    2. Undeclared College:
    3. The social event created for the students of the Undeclared college will be on November 6 from 4-6 pm in Aztec Lanes.




It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.


Vice President of University Affairs Chris Thomas adjourned the meeting at 4:39 pm.

APPROVED BY: Chris Thomas, Vice President of University Affairs

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