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Davis, California

Friday, May 17, 2024

Senate Briefs

ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Oct. 7 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room.

Meeting called to order at 6:11 p.m.

Jack Zwald, ASUCD president, present, left early

Previn Witana, ASUCD vice president, present

Abrham Castillo-Ruiz, ASUCD senator, arrived at 6:15 p.m.

Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD senator, absent

Alison Tanner, ASUCD senator, present

Andre Lee, ASUCD president pro tempore, present

Bree Rombi, ASUCD senator, present

Don Ho, ASUCD senator, arrived at 6:15 p.m.

Joel Juarez, ASUCD senator, present

Levi Menovske, ASUCD senator, present

Liz Walz, ASUCD senator, present

Osahon Ekhator, ASUCD senator, present

Ozzy Arce, ASUCD senator, present

Selisa Romero, ASUCD senator, arrived late


Justin Gold, student assistant to the chancellor, introduced Rahim Reed, associate executive vice chancellor for campus community relations, who discussed the university’s plans for responding to incidents of hate and bias on campus. This includes the new Hate-Free Campus Initiative.

Jeff Williams, outgoing Business and Finance Commission Chair, gave his farewell speech.

Appointments and Confirmations

Brenda Bass and Matt Provencher were confirmed to the Academic Affairs Commission.

Hannah Oakes was confirmed to the Environmental Policy and Planning Commission.

Lirio Zepeda was confirmed to the External Affairs Commission.

Vladimir Rudovsky and Brian Barnett were confirmed to the Business and Finance Commission.

Jared Hein was confirmed as chair to the Business and Finance Commission with a 8-3-1 vote.

Lahari Rao was confirmed to the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs commission.

Consideration of Old Legislation

Senate Bill 4 authored by Mark Ling, co-authored and introduced by Lee, to allocate $11,990.54 from Capital Reserves to purchase 10 iMacs for The California Aggie, passed unanimously.

Consideration of Urgent Legislation

Senate bill authored and introduced by Lee, co-authored by Sabastian Belser, to allocate $2,497 from Capital Reserves to purchase two iMacs and software for Specialized Transportation Services/Tipsy Taxi, which passed unanimously.

Past Meeting Minutes


Meeting adjourned at 10:44 p.m.

AKSHAYA RAMANUJAM compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.


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