Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, March 13, 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 Zimmerman, Beth Warrem, 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 Warrem presented on the summer session. They explained classes and financial aid that is available for students 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”, an initiative of Counseling and Psychological Services.

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 on the Love Library roof this summer and the Professional Studies and Fine Arts building roof is being worked on now.
    2. Met with Dr. Sandra Cook. 40,000 letters were sent to students who were not accepted.
    3. University Affairs Board has finalized the presentation on the “Your Voice Matters” campaign and will begin walk arounds.
    4. “Clash of the Colleges” will take place on May 3 from 11am-3pm in the Tula Community Center.
  2. Chris Thomas, President:
    1. Just returned from a provost search committee debrief. There are four candidates visiting campus. 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 Lobby Day with the President and others.
    3. He will be in Washington D.C. on March 26-27 for Hill Day with President Adela de la Torre to meet with legislators.
    4. Clark Construction will be the contractor for the Mission Valley stadium.
    5. Congratulations to the Elections Coordinator Erick Ramirez on his full-time job! Chris will serve as the Interim Elections Coordinator.
    6. Open campaigning will begin on Friday at 4:30 pm. Executive Officer 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 Enviro Fashion 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. Christina is attending the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NAPSA).
    2. The Swipe Out Hunger resolution has been assigned to the Student Support Commission. They are conducting research and requested an additional week of research. It will not return to University Council until after spring break.
  7. Tomi Osinfolarin, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Thankful for those who supported the women’s basketball team
    2. Congratulations to Tomi for being chosen as one of the dessert selections at the reception for the inauguration of President Adela de la Torree!
    3. Congratulations to Tomi for being selected for Quest for the Best!
  8. Latrel Powell, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Attended CSSA plenary and CHESS conference in San Francisco for the Fix 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. Working to fill the vacant 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 in 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.
    3.  

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