Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:30pm
Council Chambers, Aztec Student Union

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. Vice President of University Affairs, Jennifer Schenkenfelder, called the meeting to order at 3:31 p.m.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Jennifer Schenkenfelder, Ashley Tejada, Karina Esteban, Shawki Moore, Austin Barber, Beth Bridges, Margot Ermer, Alexia Oduro, Tara Collins, Noemi Portillo, Sean Stouffer, Marissa Hague, Justin Strauss, Kendall Berger, Ian Jackson-Little, Brendan La Veille, Kaelan Ganzon, Leanne Locano, Alondra Hernandez, Kayla Vale Cruz, Alexander Inglis, Kate Vinegas, Meena Alexander, Angelo Gozon
  2. Voting Members Absent: Kailey Quezada, Cassie Ira, Michelle Castelan
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils, Christine Molina
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Nola Butler-Byrd, Randy Timm
  5. Guests: Chris Turntine.

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for the November 3 meeting.

GOZON/JACKSON-LITTLE                                CARRIED (22-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of October 20, 2021.
VALE CRUZ/INGLIS                                CARRIED (22-0-0) 

V. PUBLIC COMMENT - None.

VI. PRESENTATIONS AND UNIVERSITY REPORTS

  1. University Senate Designee: No report.
  2. University Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Designee, Christine Molina:  Christine reported on the following:
    1. Provided an update on the Student Success Fee applications and process.
    2. Spring registration started yesterday.
  3. Campus Assistance, Response, Engagement & Support (CARES) Presentation - Chris Turntine, CARES Team Deputy Ombudsman (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.):
    Chris Turtine provided an introduction and information of the Campus Assistance, Response, Engagement & Support (CARES) network which allows individuals to refer students to different CARES partners to assist them through any issues or concerns.
  4. Aztecs Rock Hunger Presentation - Austin Barber, A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs (Immediately after Item C.) - There was no presentation since Austin had already presented.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, which includes the External Relations Board and Graduate Student Association meeting minutes.
    INGLIS/BERGER                                CARRIED (22-0-0) 
  2. General Consent Report (Information): 
    The General Consent Report was reviewed.

VIII. INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE MATTERS – None. 

XI. REPORTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

  1. Jennifer Schenkenfelder, Vice President of University Affairs: Met with Provost Ochoa regarding course offerings, advising and Saturday exams.  Remember to submit a Your Voice Matters (YVM) there is a lack of course offerings.  Have attended the welcome for Dean Casper (College of Arts and Letters) and a reception honoring Dean Scott Walter (Library) at the University House.
  2. Ashley Tejada, President:  Karina and I travelled to Washington, D.C., to accept the Seal of Excelencia, a designation for SDSU as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Attended the University Senate Committee, Strategic Plan Activity Numbers 8 and 13, Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC), and will be meeting with Dean Barry Chung and Dr. Wood.  Planning a Mission Valley Task Force meeting. 11/17 after ASUC is an A.S. All Council dinner.  12/8 is the A.S. All Council holiday dinner.
  3. Karina Esteban, Executive Vice President: Your Mental Health Matters Week is from 11/29 through 12/3.  Will be travelling with SDSU Athletics for their next game.  Homecoming Week is next week.  Check out the Homecoming Instagram for updates.
  4. Shawki Moore, Vice President of External Relations: Planning an event for civic engagement in December.  Presented to the SDSU football and basketball teams regarding civic engagement.  California State Student Association (CSSA) will be in-person in January, March and May.  
  5. Austin Barber, Vice President of Financial Affairs: Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) food drive is from 10/22-11/14.  We will be canning at the Men’s basketball game tonight.  The ARH Carnival is tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Working on funding policies at the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC).
  6. Christina Brown, Executive Director: There is a Men’s basketball game tonight.  A.S. will have a suite at Homecoming.  There is a University House event on 11/29 from 2-4 p.m.  There is an A.S. All Council meeting next week and Counseling and Psychological Services will present.
  7. Beth Bridges, ASBOD Student-At-Large: Food pantry volunteer training is on Thursday from 4-5 p.m. The A.S. Monthly Minute is up on the A.S. Instagram.  Please sign up for ARH tabling.
  8. Alexia Oduro, ASBOD Student-At-Large: Props to Karina and Ashley for representing SDSU in Washington D.C as they receive the Seal of Excelencia as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The A.S. accommodation form is up.  
  9. Margot Ermer, ASBOD Student-At-Large: The A.S./Greek Council clean-up on Halloween went really well and collected 441 pounds of trash.
  10. College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Council:  Having a collaboration with Colleges in February 2022 and working closely with Dean Casper.
  11. Fowler College of Business Council:  The CBC Social went well.  We received a great number of applications for the vacant CBC representative.  
  12. College of Education Student Council: No report.
  13. College of Engineering Student Council: ‘Pumpkin Drop’ event went well.  The Graduate Research Fairs is on 11/29 from 12-4 p.m.
  14. College of Health and Human Services Student Council (CHHSCC): The transfer student event at Oggi’s went well.  Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan visited the CHHSCC to talk about the APIDA Center. 
  15. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) Student Council: We have a general body meeting.  The “Tacos with Transfers” event is tomorrow.  We have a new VP of External Relations. The Donuts with the Dean event is coming up.
  16. College of Sciences Student Council (CSSC): The department chairs came to the last CSSC meeting.  The Sciences club fair is from 11/14-11/19.  The retreat is on 11/23.
  17. Graduate Student Association (GSA): No report.
  18. Undeclared College Council (UCC): Spring registration workshop will be held in the Visionary Suite.  

X. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. There is an Aztec Adaptive Sports event at Oggi’s tonight.
  2. Dance Marathon event from 5-6 p.m. at Cuicacalli.
  3. College Council Retreat is on 11/14.  Please RSVP as the form will close soon.
  4. The Homecoming National Panhellenic Council Yardshow is on Friday, 11/12.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m. PT.
ODURO/INGLIS                                CARRIED (22-0-0)