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ASI Senate approves ground lease for university garden

Paige Pelonis, Editor in Chief

August 7, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The much-talked-about, campus-based Grow Beach! University Garden was approved for its ground lease through Associated Students, Inc. during the ASI Senate meeting on Wednesday. The approval for this action was supposed to be read at three separate senate meetings, prior to approval, but ASI Executive Director Richard Haller explained during the meeting that the approval process for the garden was being streamlined, and...

BOT discusses $2.7 billion spending plan, increasing enrollment for next fiscal year

Crystal Niebla, News Editor

July 23, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

The California State University Board of Trustees discussed the budget expenditure plan that will receive a $142.2 million increase from the California General Fund — totaling a budget of $2.7 billion in CSU state funding. On Tuesday, the Board reviewed the 2014-15 proposed budget and how it will prioritize funding enrollment growth, employee compensation, student success and completion, critical facility maintenance...

ASI aims to bring new student programs

Justine dela Rosa and Cynthia Mauleon, Staff Writers

June 12, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

While a 24-hour study center may be the only current, concrete result of Associated Students Inc. gaining an extra $1.2 million to spend next school year, there are still plans to fund new areas and programs. The extra $1.2 million is a result of the $16 student fee increase and a 3.5 percent increase in student enrollment, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller said. Haller said that this will be the first time that...

ASI acquires extra $1.2 million to spend on student programs

Justine dela Rosa and Cynthia Mauleon, Staff Writers

May 21, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Associated Students Inc. will have an extra $1.2 million to spend next school year, as a result of a $16 student fee increase and a 3.5 percent increase in student enrollment, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller said.   The 1.5 to 2 percent enrollment growth in recent years accounts for an increase of $109,022, according to ASI’s fee income projection. In a campus referendum last February, students voted to implement...

ASI executives’ sizeable salary increase raises questions

ASI executives’ sizeable salary increase raises questions

May 7, 2014

Two months ago, Cal State Long Beach students voted to approve a $16 Associated Students Inc. fee increase, and last week, the ASI Senate approved a 2014-15 consolidated operating budget that includes increasi...

ASI executives could see 33 percent salary increase in 2014-15

Justine dela Rosa, Assistant City Editor

May 5, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Two months after students approved a $16 Associated Students Inc. fee increase, the ASI Senate approved a 2014-15 operating budget  Wednesday that would increase executive’s salaries by 33 percent, according to ASI Executive Director Richard Haller. Haller said the current elected executives, which include the ASI president, vice president and treasurer, earn $16,752 annually. Under the proposed part-time executive payroll...

Clark wins ASI treasurer run-off election

Clark wins ASI treasurer run-off election

April 13, 2014

Kalien Clark has been named the new Associated Students Inc. treasurer after winning last week’s runoff election with 55.27 percent of the vote, beating ASI Senator-at-Large Dominique Noble, who received...

13 SDL candidates win ASI election

13 SDL candidates win ASI election

April 6, 2014

Associated Students Inc. Chief of Staff Joseph Phillips will take over as ASI president in the fall after beating ASI Treasurer Agatha Gucyski by only 47 votes in this year’s student government elections. Phillips,...