Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

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

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Chris Thomas (late), Ronnie Cravens, Nickolas Wohlman, Michael Wiafe, Christian Onwuka, Latrel Powell, Warsan Artan, Tomi Osinfolarin (late), Stephanie Estrada, Jacob Mahony, Matthew Blutinger, Sophie Chance, Vicky Evans, Chloe Foreman, Winston Liew, Brandon Khamenian, Alison Powell, Noah Siegal, Meegan Togatorop, Crystal Sanchez, Kemahni Booze, Saba Abri, Dalton Daggs, Meagan Harms, Trent Wann, Jon Soden, Maggie Stack.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Ezra Delbick, Chloe Bycoskie, Cedric Hoskins.
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Dr. Andrea Dooley, Aileen Wei, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker (for Christina Brown).
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Cezar Ornatowski.
  5. Visitors Present: Cassie Horg, Rose Pasinelli, Melissa Zimmermand, Beth Warren, Dr. Radmila Prisilin.

IV. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve today’s agenda.
HARMS/BLUTINGER       CARRIED

V. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes.
EVANS/OSINFOLARIN     CARRIED

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

VII. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Update on Summer Session – Dr. Radmila Prisilin, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Time Certain 4 pm): Dr. Radmila Prisiln, Rose Pasinelli, Melissa Zimmerman, and Beth Warren present on the summer session. They explained classes and financial aid that is available for student who enroll in the summer session.
  2. University Senate Designee, Dr. Cezar Ornatowski: No report.
  3. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Andrea Dooley:
    1. CalFresh Day was a successful outreach.
    2. Reminded members to take the National Survey for Student Engagement.
    3. Gave an update on the “Let’s Talk It Out” initiative. 

VIII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    TOGATOROP/ESTRADA        CARRIED 
  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.

IX. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS

None.

X. REPORTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

  1. Ronnie Cravens, Vice President of University Affairs:
    1. Repairs will be made for the Love Library and the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building.
    2. Met with Dr. Sandra Cook. 40,000 denial letters were released.
    3. University Affairs Board has finalized the presentation on the “Your Voice Matters” campaign.
    4. “Clash of the Colleges” will take place on May 3 from 11am-3pm in the Tula Community Center.
  2. Chris Thomas, President:
    1. Attended a provost search interview. Each candidate will present at an open forum. The next presentation will be on Monday from 2:00-3:30 pm.
    2. He was in Sacramento for Lobbyday.
    3. He will be in Washington D.C. on March 26-27 for Hill Day with President Adele de la Torre for Hill Day.
    4. Clark Construction will be contracted for the Mission Valley stadium.
    5. Congratulations to Erick Ramirez on his full-time position! Chris will serve as the Interim Elections Coordinator.
    6. Open campaigning will begin on Friday at 4:30 pm. Presidential candidate debates will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 12 pm in the Courtyard.
  3. Nickolas Wohlman, Executive Vice President:
    1. GreenFest is this week. The Envirofashion show is tonight.
    2. Aztec Achievement Awards (AAA) nominations close tonight at 11:59 pm.
    3. Excited for Mental Health Week!
  4. Michael Wiafe, Vice President of External Relations:
    1. There will be a special External Relations Board meeting this Friday at 10 am to discuss AB930, which will prohibit CSU’s from increasing executive compensation with tuition increases.
    2. Those who attended CHESS met with assembly members. 
  5. Christian Onwuka, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
    1. Budget hearings for those who receive A.S. Funding will take place on March 14, 15, 21, and 22.
    2. He is serving on the Mission Valley subcommittee.
  6. Christina Brown, Executive Director:
    1. Christian is attending the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NAPSA).
    2. The Swipe Out Hunger resolution has been assigned to the Student Support Commission. 
  7. Tomi Osinfolarin, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Thankful for those who supported the women’s basketball team
    2. Congratulations to Tomi for being selected as the winner for the dessert at the inauguration of President Adele de la Torre!
  8. Latrel Powell, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Attended CSSA plenary and CHESS conference in San Francisco for the fixed financial aid campaign.
  9. Warsan Artan, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. CHESS was a great experience!
    2. Gave an update on the women-only ARC program. She met with ARC staff to discuss further opportunities. There will be an ARC fitness class for women starting March 21 at 12:15 pm. 
  10. College of Arts and Letters:
    1. Will work to fill the representative position.
    2. Reminded members the importance of self-care.
  11. College of Business:
    1. Will work on transitions for the next executive board.
  12. College of Education:
    1. There will be a Counseling and Social Change Symposium on April 14 from 9:30 am – 4 pm.
    2. Reviewed upcoming events with the College of Education.
    3. The School of Psychology will have a Padres fundraiser on April 19.
    4. The Child and Family Development Student Organization will have a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday, April 9 from 4-8 pm.
  13. College of Engineering:
    1. There is a Launchpad event “Strike a Start-up”.
    2. Will attend the National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC) this weekend in Denver, Colorado.
    3. Monte’s Ping Pong Tournament will take place April 16.
    4. The Engineering Banquet will take place on May 17.
  14. College of Health and Human Services:
    1. “Discover Your Dream” was a success. 
  15. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts:
    1. The panel event was a success.
  16. College of Sciences:
    1. “Discover Your Dream” event had a successful turnout. 
  17. Graduate Student Association:
    1. Cassie Thomas is a presidential candidate for the Graduate Student Association.
  18. Undeclared College:
    1. The Undeclared panel was a success.
    2. Will plan a resource tabling event during midterms. 

XI.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. SDSU Diamonds Showcase will be on Friday at 6 pm in the Theatre.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
HARMS/SIEGAL      CARRIED, (26-0-1)

Vice President of University Affairs Ronnie Cravens adjourned the meeting at 5:10 pm.

APPROVED BY:  Ronnie Cravens, Vice President of University

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