ASI discusses semester goals

Angel Kidka

Associated Students, Inc. held a formal board meeting in the Foothill Suite of the University Union on Sept. 9.

Director of Student Engagement and Outreach Davin Brown announced the success of the Food Pantry since it opened last week, which has led to many students returning.

Brown wants to come up with new ways to manage the resources of the pantry as well as a way to monitor the students getting the service through anonymous registration.

Brown touched on the need for further promotion of the pantry, future plans of regulations and the importance of the volunteers.

Jennifer Barber of the Student Alumni Association also spoke to the board on the importance of student volunteers in her special presentation on SAA membership.

“[The purpose of the organization] is to engage students and present them with the opportunity to make connections so they can come back as alumni,” Barber said. “[And] to create lifelong relationships through the membership.”

A membership with the SAA also provides volunteer and networking opportunities, events, special discounts and a free T-shirt, available at the newly renamed Harper Alumni Center.

Patrick Dorsey of the California State Student Association, briefly spoke on the role of the CSSA and their representation of the students of the CSU system.

Dorsey said his favorite aspect of the program is getting to see the differences between the various CSUs and being able to make positive changes to the ones that need it.

The board also discussed their plans to promote and engage students in social and political issues, to continue to raise awareness and expansion of the student Food Pantry; to promote campus-wide sustainability; and the institutionalization of the Dreamer Resource Center.

The next ASI board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the Foothill Suite on the 3rd floor of the University Union.