29 Apr AS Board of Director Accomplishments 2015-2016
Happy Friday, gators! As promised, we will soon be announce your new Associated Students Board of Directors! But before we do that, we’d like to highlight the amazing accomplishments of our current BOD and express our sincere gratitude for their hard work this year!
On October 28, 2016, the AS Board of Directors passed almost unanimously voted to adopt the Resolution Regarding Pouring Rights at San Francisco State University. The resolution, sponsored by over 18 student organizations, resolved that a pouring rights contract between SFSU and a soft drink manufacturer, such as Coca Cola Co. or Pepsi Co., is not suitable for San Francisco State University due to its violation of SFSU values and community standards of environmental responsibility, human rights, good health, local empowerment and shared governance. The resolution influenced President Wong’s decision to not move forward with the process of establishing a partnership with a beverage company.
On February 24, 2016, the AS Board of Directors unanimously voted to adopt a resolution standing in solidarity with the students, faculty, and staff of the only college of Ethnic Studies in the nation and their recent demands. Our Board members participated in the student organizing efforts led by our College of Ethnic Studies Representative, and continues to have constructive dialogue with President Wong and campus administrators regarding the state of the COES.
The board approved the transition of our Sustainable Initiatives program into the Environmental Resource Center. The center aims to serve as a resource (or clearinghouse) for SFSU students will be met by
a) advising and engaging individuals on how to best channel their efforts and initiatives
b) providing instructional leadership
c) creating a safe space for the expression of diverse opinions
d) building a community of learners (and teachers) towards a more equitable, livable planet.
The AS BOD approved funding that would support the expansion of our Project Rebound Program to seven other CSU campuses. On behalf of Project Rebound, SFSU received a a Renewing Communities grant in the amount of $500,000 to support this replication.
Dream Center Funding:
The Board approved $8,000 for the 2016/17 year to support the programming of an AB540/Dream Resource Center, with the hopes of supporting and empowering the underserved community of AB540 and undocumented students, and providing them with adequate resources and support services to navigate university life in an equitable manner.
ED Reporting Line:
The AS BOD successfully re-gained supervisory oversight of their Executive Director, removing the organization as a division of student affairs.
The Board established a commitment to addressing student’s food insecurities by establishing a Pop-Up Food Pantry as a function of our Farmer’s Market. This program will provide food boxes, containing fresh/local vegetables, fruits, pastries, etc. to students who lack access to nutritional foods at not cost to the student. This program was made possible through a donation from our campus bookstore of approximately $5600.
We would like to give huge thanks to this awesome group of leaders for their hard work and accomplishment this year! Congrats on a successful year and we can’t wait to see what’s to come in the future!