Thursday, Nov. 7
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Inside Student Government provides weekly summaries of all major board meetings within student government: the president's cabinet, lobby corps, board of control and the senate. Please take a moment to read the summaries from each section.
Good morning, Long Beach State.

I wanted to take a moment to talk about these last couple of weeks, which have been especially tragic for many in our community. They began with fires ravaging our neighbors to the North, East and South in California, and they continued with a mass shooting at a Halloween party just down 7th Street where three were killed and many more were injured. Ultimately, these tragedies ended with the news that three others were killed in a completely separate incident involving a family that lived and breathed Black and Gold. The Awaida family consisted of Mom and grad student Raihan Dakhil, Dad and LBSU alum Joseph Awaida and 3 year old child, and ASI Isabel Patterson Child Development Center student, Omar. This was a true Beach family.

I had the opportunity to hear from families at our recent vigil for Raihan, Joseph and Omar at the IPCDC this past Tuesday, and though we were all deeply heartbroken, I also couldn't have been more proud of our community. This family exemplified all we strive to be at this university, and the community surrounding them honored and celebrated them for it. As President Conoley said earlier this week in a campus-wide email, we are a unique and diverse university, but equally as important we are a connected and supportive family.

Let’s come together, now more than ever, and show the love we all have for one another through these trying times. Go community. And Go Beach. 
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss their continuing goals and accomplishments since their last meeting. Topics included the Students of Color Conference, mental health, grade appeals and much more.

Cabinet members individually discussed their recent efforts to address the concerns of the students they represent. Commissioners speak for the interests of various underrepresented communities to provide an avenue for their problems to be addressed.

For more information on the President's Cabinet, check out their web page here .
Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. (USU 234)
The Lobby Corps met last Thursday to discuss communication with local government leaders and other ways in which they have represented the student body in the past week.

Members of the Lobby Corps provided updates on specific district visits and time spent with various student organizations on campus. They also discussed their policy agenda.

Other conversations involved preparation for the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), various acts in the state legislature and involvement with the Cal State Student Association.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Tuesday, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • California Nursing Student Association - Life Support Training
  • Video Game Development Association - 24 Hour Game Jam
  • Jesse Brouillette - 2019 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Conference
  • Abdullah Salehuddin - National Communication Association (NCA) 105th Annual Convention
  • Bryan Vu - 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

The board discussed their scholarship rubric, the Financial Literacy Workshop, other ongoing work in student government and their status of funds.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Action Item Summaries

  • There were no action items.

Report Summaries

  • ASI President Lizbeth Velasquez - reported on work completed since the last meeting, such as CHESS preparation, governmental collaborations and basic needs.
  • ASI University Student Union Board of Trustees (USUBOT) Chair Xan Balayan - provided an in-depth report into the recent work completed by the USUBOT. The report included specific members' accomplishments in ensuring that students have a welcoming, accessible and enjoyable experience at the USU.
  • ASI Beach Pride Lead Leanna Meyers - discussed the success of recent events and programs such as OUTober and Agents of Change. Promoted upcoming events such as Homecoming and the Farmers Market.
  • ASI Isabel Patterson Child Development Center (IPCDC) Director Alec Colchico - reported on successful fundraisers at the IPCDC and upcoming goals for the rest of the semester.
  • CSULB Associate Vice President Division of Student Affairs Dr. Jeff Klaus - discussed accessibility on campus and alternate routes for wheels.
  • ASI College Senators - the senators provided individual reports on their recent efforts to address the concerns of students in the respective colleges they represent.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

  • CSULB Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Dr. Gail Frank

New Business

  • There was no new business.


  • ASI President Lizbeth Velasquez
  • ASI Treasurer Reyalyn Villegas
  • ASI Chief Academic Officer Joe Philips
  • ASI Commissioner for Veterans Affairs Reece Renninger
  • ASI Commissioner for Pregnant and Parenting Students Joelle Bobadilla
  • ASI Executive Director Dr. Miles Nevin
  • ASI At-Large Senators
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