Tuesday, July 16

ASUCLA Board of Directors recap – Sept. 29

Associated Students UCLA is a multimillion-dollar organization that provides student services and activities that the university does not fund. It oversees the Undergraduate Students Association Council, Graduate Students Association, Communications Board, campus services and enterprises. Board of Directors meetings are monthly and open to the public.

Executive Reports:

  • ASUCLA Executive Director Robert Williams said they will be working with university events that are not organized by ASUCLA, such as the basketball kickoff event on Oct.7, to increase sales. He added that at the kick off, ASUCLA will be selling Under Armour clothing and managing food stalls.
  • Williams said he expects sales to increase during both the upcoming Monster sale and Patio sale, during which products will be sold at a large discount.
  • He added ASUCLA received more than 700 applications and conducted 300 interviews at its job fair Monday.
  • Williams said ASUCLA is still finalizing plans to implement self-service cashiers in Kerckhoff Hall.
  • Williams said Veggie Grill’s opening has been delayed due to issues with construction plans and signage. However, construction for Blaze Pizza is underway, and it plans to operate by winter quarter.
  • ASUCLA is working with the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center to add vending machines with health products such as birth control pills in Ackerman Union’s A-level, he added.

Financial statements:

  • ASUCLA had a loss during the summer, Williams said. He added this is normal because a lot of facilities operate with slower sales during the summer.
  • Williams said ASUCLA’s income was $366,000 over budget in September. He added this is due to an increase in BearWear and computer sales.
  • Williams said the Hill Top Shop was behind in sales in September, but he said he expects sales to increase throughout the school year.
  • October will be the biggest sales period of the year because of increases in sales of sportswear during football season, Williams added.
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Kim is the assistant news editor for the campus politics beat. She was previously a contributor for the beat.

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