Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:45pm


Vice President of Financial Affairs, Dustin Adkins, called the meeting to order at 5:09 PM.  


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


It was moved and seconded to approve today’s agenda.
ESTRADA/ESPINOZA                                                                                                       CARRIED


It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes.
KELLER/BESAGNO                                                                                                           CARRIED




  1. University Senate Designee, Dr. Nola Butler Byrd: 
    1. Thanked A.S. for providing strong representation on all SDSU Senate Committees.
    2. The agenda was accepted at the last Senate meeting on October 2nd.
    3. Diversity, Equity and Outreach are working hard with Dr. Luke Wood to implement the resolutions passed to create a more inclusive and diverse campus.
    4. Interrupting Racism Workshop for statewide senators was on September 19th and there is a follow up workshop on November 8th.
    5. Created an anti-bias training pilot program that will begin trainings in January 2020.
    6. Briefly explained the Quantitative Reasoning Initiative and the controversy about it at the last Senate meeting.
    7. Encouraged members to keep their eyes and ears open about the ethnic studies requirement, AB 1460, which did not pass in the Senate.
  2. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Andrea Dooley: 
    1. 1Student Health services (SHS) is offering free flu vaccinations during the entire month of October as part of the Boo to the Flu campaign. 
    2. Pro/Con statements for the two proposed fee increases in the alternative consultation process are due tomorrow. These statements will be published and are not anonymous.
    3. Initial open forums about the two proposed fee increases will begin next week. Forums begin October 21st and will run until November 15th. 
    4. Reviewed requirements for RSOs to host the forums. 


  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): 
    1. It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
      KELLER/BREUCKMAN                                                                                        CARRIED
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached. 




  1. George Scott, Vice President of University Affairs: No report. 
  2. Christian Onwuka, President: Kyla Blaylock reported on his behalf:
    1. Encouraging students to share information about the two proposed fee increases to their college councils and organizations. 
    2. Conversations with the President went well.
    3. Looking for students to work on the MySDSU platform.
  3. Kyla Blaylock, Executive Vice President:
    1. Discussed the diversity/innovation statement at the Equity Council meeting last week in preparation for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute on October 25th.
    2. Filmed the video for Homecoming and thanked everyone who helped.
    3. Homecoming is November 4th-9th.
    4. Co-hosting the homecoming royals announcement this Wednesday.
    5. Gave an update about the shared governance meeting about communications.  
    6. SDC Cultural Organizations will be tabling tomorrow in the courtyard from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. 
    7. Will be speaking at the SDSU Family Weekend Brunch.
    8. Encouraged everyone to attend the football game this weekend.
    9. Attending the undergraduate council meeting on Monday about freedom of expression. 
  4. Angie Espinoza, Vice President of External Relations: 
    1. Acknowledged DiverseAbility Awareness Month, Filipino American History Month, and LGBT History Month and reminded members that RSOs are having events to celebrate. 
    2. College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting is tonight. Will have updates soon. 
    3. Reminded members that the Multi-cultural and RSO requirements are due November 1st at 4:00 pm.
    4. Will be registering voters during Family Weekend this Friday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 
    5. More RSOs are joining the Know Your Rights Campaign. 
    6. Will be sending University Council minutes to College Council Presidents to increase communications and accountability within the College Councils.
    7. Gathering data on instances of racial profiling to present to the University Police Department (UPD) in response to students’ concerns. 
    8. Asked members to reach out to students who would be interested in speaking at the 2020 HSI Research, Collaboration, and Workforce Workshop.
  5. Dustin Adkins, Vice President of Financial Affairs: 
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) is a week and a half away.
    2. The ARH campus partners meeting is tomorrow at 9:00 am.
    3. There will be several ARH fundraisers in the College Area Business District.
    4. Went to Assistant Deans’ meeting and reviewed AS funding opportunities and ways to reach students outside of RSOs with George Scott. 
    5. Looking for representatives who can share ARH information with their college councils. 
  6. Christina Brown, Executive Director: 
    1.  Christian is working on getting the word out about a paid internship on campus with the Instructional Technology Services (ITS) group.
    2. ENS Field grand opening was last week. Happy to see that students are using the field during the added hours.
    3. SDSU is working on campus-wide emergency trainings.
    4. Working with GreenLove on the solar panel project for the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC).
  7. Stephanie Estrada, ASBOD Student-at-Large: 
    1. Local organizations will be speaking at the Human Rights Day event. 
    2. Working with the selection committee for the 50th anniversary of EOP Award. 
    3. Reminded members that October is Advising Month.
    4. 4Will be attending the Graduate Symposium next week. Would like to work on having more SDSU candidates at the symposium next year. 
  8.  Lee Abed, ASBOD Student-at-Large: No report. 
  9. Sophie Chance, ASBOD Student-at-Large: No report.
  10. College of Arts and Letters: 
    1. Working on updating the website.
    2. Created an event planning committee.
    3.  Planning a spring showcase for all of the RSOs.
  11. College of Business:
    1. Dean is having lunch with the Business organizations. 
    2. Website is up to date and there is now a feedback link.
    3. Calendar will be posted on the website next week. 
  12. College of Education: No report.
  13. College of Engineering:
    1. Coffee with the Dean events are Tuesday, October 22nd and Tuesday, November 19th from 9:00 – 10:00 am. 
    2. Shouted-out Angie for attending the Engineering Conference.
  14. College of Health and Human Services:
    1. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is Sunday, October 20th. 
    2. Students for Public Health will be selling t-shirts for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Campanile Walkway next week.
  15. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts: 
    1. Working on an Honors Banquet Meeting. 
  16. College of Sciences:
    1. Hosting elections for the president soon. Vice president will be filling in until then.
  17. Graduate Student Association: 
    1. Thesis dissertation panel event on October 24th. 
    2. Planning a graduate student social at Eureka! for October 29th.
    3. ‘Grad Student’ was added as an option to the Campus Affiliation list on the Your Voice Matters website. 
    4. Working on better healthcare benefits for graduate students. 
  18. Undeclared College: No report. 




It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
LAURON/CARRILLO                                                                                                        CARRIED

Executive Vice President Kyla Blaylock adjourned the meeting at 6:22 pm.

APPROVED BY: Kyla Blaylock, Vice President of University Affairs             

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