Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union


Vice President of University Affairs, George Scott, called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.


  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Onwuka (late), Kyla Blaylock, Angie Espinoza, George Scott, Lee Abed, Sophie Chance, Stephanie Estrada (late), Jacob Tuchband, Aidan Winter, Fnu Mumtaz, Christie Keller (left early), Jon Soden, Joe Besagno, Sean Toohey, Chloe Foreman, Sara Jimenez, Josh Olson, Matthew Blake, Aaron Eppstein, Jayden Mattson, Jagger Gin, Reece Breuckman (left early), Vicky Evans, Crystal Sanchez, Daisy Kent, Brianne Crowther, Christine Gotthardt, Jacob Downey (late), JR Lauron, Maricruz Carrillo.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Dustin Adkins, Bella Martelino
  3. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Dr. Andrea Dooley, Dr. Nola Butler Byrd, Christina Brown, Nikki Eliaschev.
  4. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: None.
  5. Visitors Present: Christian Holt, Maxwell Johnson, Student Leaders from CSU San Bernardino.


It was moved and seconded to approve today’s agenda to include an amendment to add a time certain of 4:00 pm to item C in University Reports and Presentations.


It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes.


Angie Espinoza announced that CSU San Bernardino AS leaders are joining us and will be observing the AS meeting today.


  1. University Senate Designee, Dr. Nola Butler Byrd:
    i. Happy to be here and is excited for the University Strategic Plan.
    ii. Students remain the main focus.
    iii. Two resolutions were passed unanimously by the University Senate which shows SDSU’s commitment to creating a more welcoming campus.
    iv. Wants to build a greater understanding of SDSU Imperial Valley.
    v. Town Hall Tuesday that will focus on Ethnic Studies.

  2. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Andrea Dooley:
    i. Welcomed students.
    ii. Gave a summary of her position and duties on campus.
    iii. Sent out an email regarding healthy habits and reminded students to stay safe because we still remain in a Meningitis B outbreak and it is flu season.
    iv. Vaccination requirements have changed for new students and there will be holds on students Fall 2020 semester if the vaccination requirements are not met.
    v. Partnering with the College of Nursing for vaccination workshops.
    vi. Passed out a flyer for events from Counseling & Psychological Services.

  3. SDSU Winter Session – Dr. Radhika Seshan, Dean of the College of Extended Studies:
    i. Invited students to reach out to her.
    ii. Explained the purpose of the College of Extended Studies.
    iii. There have been significant changes to the Winter Session proposal.
    iv. Asked students to put in requests in their department for courses that they would like to see offered during the Winter Session.
    v. College of Extended Studies students pay fees but are not involved or represented. Asked A.S. leaders to think about how College of Extended Studies students can best be served and included in A.S.


  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, as attached.
  3. Senate Committees (Information): Maxwell Johnson presented about the importance of the University Senate committees.




  1. George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs:
    1. Career Fair is happening from 10 am - 2 pm in Montezuma Hall. This is a great opportunity.
    2. Has been meeting with different assistant deans and college council advisors to communicate AS goals and serve as a resource to college councils.
    3. University Affairs Board (UAB) attendance is low. Reminded members that it is open to everyone.
    4. ENS field looks good.
    5. Your Voice Matters is a great tool to collect student feedback and input. Is happy to come into a meeting and explain how it works.
    6. Encouraged members to bring academic issues to UC meetings or to meet with him individually to discuss them.
    7. Reminded members to talk to their other representatives about their reports so that they do not get repetitive.
    8. Working with JAC to find solutions for students who have to miss meetings.
    9. Meetings can sometimes finish earlier or later, please respect this and stay engaged.

  2. Christian Onwuka, President:
    1. Student Success Fee is due October 1st. Encouraged members to relay this information to students.
    2. Strategic Plan meetings are on September 23rd and 25th from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm and 3:30 – 5:00 pm, respectively.
    3. The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on SDSU Mission Valley was released. October 3rd is the last day to comment.
    4. Will be speaking at the Town Hall on ethnic studies.
    5. Reminded members to dress in business attire for the University Leader Reception.
    6. FLEX and FLI applications close next week.

  3. Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
    1. Excited that SDSU won at the Rose Bowl against UCLA.
    2. Gave an update on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.
    3. Homecoming is November 4-9th. The graphic was finalized and now the committee is looking into promotional materials.
    4. Next week she will be filming a homecoming themed video and asking students questions.
    5. The Homecoming Steering committee is meeting on Thursday and will be discussing marketing strategies.
    6. Aztecs for Life Blood Drive is coming up. The goal is to receive 400 units of blood in donations. Encouraged members to advertise this to their respective organizations and councils.
    7. The first Mental Health Week meeting was today

  4. Angie Espinoza, Vice President of External Relations:
    1. Asked members to let her know seven days in advance if there is an event that they would like to market on the AS Social Media pages.
    2. Reminded members that media inquiries should be sent to her.
    3. An AS 101 event will be at the EOP office as part of our goal of reaching out to underrepresented groups
    4. Voter Registration Training on September 16th.
    5. National Voter Registration Day is September 25th.
    6. Asked members for their feedback on the City Council garage permit change because she will be representing the student voice on this matter.
    7. CSSA San Marcos will be visiting and observing AS meetings on September 21-22nd.
    8. Working on the Know Your Rights Campaign.
    9. Working with the President’s Office and the State University of Baja California on a conference and is looking for student artwork that reflects trans-border experiences to showcase at the event.

  5. Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs: No Report.

  6. Christina Brown, Executive Director:
    1. Asked students to let Dustin know if they are having issues with funding.

  7. Stephanie Estrada, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Announced what colleges the Students-at-Large will be working with.
    2. Creating an award sponsored by AS for EOPs 50th anniversary.
    3. Planning a Human Rights Day with the Political Science and ISCOR Departments. Asked members to sign-up if they would like to be a part of the student planning committee.

  8. Lee Abed, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Working on Dinner with 6 Strangers.
    2. Excited to work with the different colleges.

  9. Sophie Chance, ASBOD Student-at-Large:
    1. Feedback session on October 3rd for SDSU’s new website design.
    2. Talking to colleges about creating more 4+1 programs for different majors.
    3. Asked members to attend the Career Fair.
    4. Is also excited to work with the different colleges.

  10. College of Arts and Letters:
    1. Working with different RSOs to recruit more members.
    2. Planning events for spring semester.
    3. The budgeting process for CAL is not on a rolling basis anymore. Recognized RSOs must not miss more than three meetings in order to receive funding.
    4. Goal is to improve marketing and social media presence.

  11. College of Business:
    1. Executive luncheon is soon.
    2. All Business Event at Aztec Lanes for students to mingle.

  12. College of Education:
    1. First official meeting is September 18th at 7:00 pm.
    2. Goals include connecting the faculty and advisors with students to form a community.

  13. College of Engineering:
    1. First meeting was Monday. Reviewed goals for the year.

  14. College of Health and Human Services: No Report.

  15. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts:
    1. First meeting was today and was an introductory meeting. Will report back on budget numbers from the councils.

  16. College of Sciences:
    1. Planning a retreat for the executive board and all council.
    2. Planning a Sciences Club Fair.

  17. Graduate Student Association:
    1. Graduate orientation event was last week. Over 150 people attended.
    2. First general body meeting is tomorrow at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers. Everyone is welcome.

  18. Undeclared College: No report.


Crystal Sanchez announced that Aztecs Rock Hunger will be sending out a volunteer sign-up sheet at the beginning of October and asked members to mention this to their colleges.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

Vice President of University Affairs George Scott adjourned the meeting at 5:36 pm.

APPROVED BY:  George Scott, Vice President of University

PREPARED BY:  Nikki Eliaschev, A.S. Government Secretary