Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors met for its second meeting of the spring quarter last night in University Union (UU) room 220. The meeting was called to order at 5:13 and went until approximately 6:45 p.m. Five of the topics discussed are listed below.
- Cornel Morton, vice president for student affairs, announced the university will undergo an approximated $25.2 million state funding budget cut. This accounts for 20 percent of the current state appropriation and 12 percent of the current operating budget, Morton said. The cut was increased from the original estimate, which he said was anticipated to be between $8 and $20 million.
- Chair of the University Union Advisory Board, Lorin Torbitt, announced plans have been made to put exercise equipment in a portion of the Dining Complex next year during the Recreation Center closure.
- CHASE bank has been authorized to fill the space in the UU previously occupied by SESLOC. ASI executive director Rick Johnson said CHASE and ASI are entering the negotiating process, but he assumes the contract will last for approximately 10 years.
- Dorene Cisneros, the unit manager of BackStage Pizza, announced that the Campus Dining restaurant is having a renaming contest. The contest will run April 20 to May 13. The winner will receive a gift card to BackStage Pizza valued at $1,480.
- The new ASI president will be announced during UU hour preceding a Concert in the Plaza featuring Zion I & the Grouch April 28.