Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 27, 2020 - 3:30pm
Via Zoom

I.  CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Christian Onwuka, called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.

II.  ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Onwuka, Kyla Blaylock, Angelica Espinoza, George Scott, Dustin Adkins, Sophie Chance (left early), Stephanie Estrada, Christian Holt, Cassie Weinberg, Antonio Marquez, Lee Abed, Jessica Rentto (left early), Brittany Santos-Derieg (left early).
  2. Voting Members Absent: None.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Nikki Eliaschev.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Dr. J. Luke Wood.
  5. Visitors: Provost Salvador Hector Ochoa, Carlos Careaga, Victor Penera, Citizen Key.

III.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda for today’s meeting.
ABED/CHANCE

Kyla - Yes
Angelica - Yes
George - Yes
Dustin - Yes
Sophie - Yes
Stephanie - Yes
Christian - Yes
Cassie - Yes
Antonio - Yes
Lee- Yes
Brittany - Yes
Jessica - Yes                                                                 CARRIED, (12-0-0)

IV.  APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 4/20/20, as attached.

WEINBERG/BLAYLOCK

Kyla - Yes
Angelica - Yes
George - Yes
Dustin - Yes
Sophie - Yes
Stephanie - Yes
Christian - Yes
Cassie - Yes
Antonio - Yes
Lee- Yes
Brittany - Yes
Jessica - Yes                                                                        CARRIED, (12-0-0)

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT:

Christian Onwuka read the public comment from Citizen Key.

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. Explained the University President’s email regarding the budget update, which includes the University’s budget response to COVID-19 and how the auxiliaries have been impacted. The University is working hard to get through those impacts.
    2. Has been working closely with student employment to find students’ virtual work options or provide consistent pay to students until the end of the semester.
    3. The “Tiger Teams” are all working together; all of their decisions impact each other.
  2. University President’s Designee: Brittany Santos-Derieg reported on the following:
    1. The University is meeting regularly to discuss the modality for fall and is working closely with UCSD, USD, and UC San Marcos, to follow the state and county guidelines.
    2. SDSU received $29 million in funding for students. However, DACA and undocumented students are not eligible for this funding, so the University is working to ensure that this aid is being matched.
    3. Presented the University Strategic Priorities Draft with Provost Ochoa. They explained the five priorities and the key activities to achieve them. 
  3. SDSU Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity and Innovation: No report. 

VII.  ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda, as attached.
    ESPINOZA/HOLT

    Kyla - Yes
    Angelica - Yes
    George - Yes
    Dustin - Yes
    Sophie - Yes
    Stephanie - Yes
    Christian - Yes
    Cassie - Yes
    Antonio - Yes
    Lee- Yes
    Brittany - Yes
    Jessica - Yes                                                       CARRIED, (12-0-0)

  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
  3. Appointment of 20/21 A.S Leaders (Action): 
    It was moved and seconded to approve the appointments of 20/21 A.S. Leaders.
    BLAYLOCK/HOLT

    Kyla - Yes
    Angelica - Yes
    George - Yes
    Dustin - Yes
    Sophie - Yes
    Stephanie - Yes
    Christian - Yes
    Cassie -Yes
    Antonio - Yes
    Lee - Yes
    Brittany - Yes
    Jessica - Yes                                                 CARRIED, (12-0-0)

  4. A.S. Budgets 19/20 & 20/21 (Action): 

    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. budgets for 19/20 and 20/21. 

    ESPINOZA/HOLT

    Kyla - Yes
    Angelica - Yes
    George - Yes
    Dustin - Yes
    Stephanie - Yes
    Christian - Yes
    Cassie - Yes
    Antonio - Yes
    Lee- Yes                                              CARRIED, (9-0-0)

viii.  closed session (Closed to Non-Members): None.

ix.  board of directors committee reports:

  1. Audit Committee:  None.
  2. Facilities Committee: None.
  3. Financial Affairs Committee (FAC):  None.
  4. Marketing and Communcations Committee:  None.

X.  EXECUTIVE REPORTS

  1. President: Christian Onwuka reported on the following:
    1. There will be a published recommendation from the Student Activities and Safety Presidential Taskforce after the final meeting. Expressed kudos to Lee for driving many of the challenging conversations.
    2. Encouraged everyone to reply to and reach out to their communities to find out what they would like to know about the candidates for the University Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, Moving forward with the VP search. Email Christian tomorrow questions you would like the candidate to answer. Will be sent videos of the candidates answering the questions. Suggest you reach out to your communities and ask what they want to know. 
  2. Executive Vice President: Kyla Blaylock reported on the following: 
    1. Aztec Achievement Awards (AAAs) have been pushed to May 6th. There is a check-in meeting tomorrow to finalize all of the logistics so that it can be a successful virtual celebration.
    2. It was wonderful to work with all of you all this year!
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Angelica Espinoza reported on the following:
    1. Working with Giselle Luevanos and Olivia Li on the A.S. Virtual Marketing Committee.
    2. Wednesday is the last External Relations Board / Lobby Corps meeting. The chair for 20-21 was appointed and she is amazing!
    3. Will miss everyone and will be returning to SDSU in the fall as a graduate student!
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Dustin Adkins reported on the following:
    1. Continuing to work with the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) and the Student Support Advocates, who are doing a great job of serving students. There have been over 800 submissions.
    2. Chaired the last meeting of the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC)  today and it was a bittersweet moment.
    3. Applications for the Aztecs Rock Hunger Leadership Team close today.
    4. Thanked everyone for a good year!
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: George Scott reported on the following:
    1. Continuing to work with Dr. Wood on international student yield.
    2. Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) had its final meeting this morning and some of the college council presidents invited their future leadership to attend. Crystal, VP of University Affairs-elect, has also been attending AAC meetings and is very eager to work with the committees.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following: 
    1. A.S. is fortunate to have leaders like you who have all engaged in such a deep way.
    2. Expressed appreciation and thanks to members of the BOD.
    3. Explained how the swearing-in of the 20-21 A.S President will happen on Wednesday on Zoom.

XI.  REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Lee Abed, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Congratulations to the new executive officers!
    2. Working to reschedule the Holocaust survivor event.
  2. Sophie Chance, Student-At-Large: No report.
  3. Stephanie Estrada, Student-At-Large: No report. 
  4. Christian Holt, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Congratulations to Antonio who will be returning to serve on BOD and Lee who was elected Inter-Fraternity Council President. 
  5. Antonio Marquez-Camacho, Student-At-Large:
    1. Meeting with CynthIa Torres, Director of the Undocumented Resource Center, to work on the next steps for the Undocumented Resource Area, including finding more resources to offer on-campus and assessing students’ needs.
    2. Excited to work with the BOD next year!
  6. Cassie Weinberg, Student-At-Large:
    1. Thanked members for their help on the resolution, on behalf of Greenlove.
    2. Thanked everyone for continuing their hard work in the midst of the pandemic. 

XII.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None.

XIII.  ADJOURNMENT

 It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:50 pm. 

BLAYLOCK/ADKINS                                                 CARRIED

 

APPROVED BY:  Christian Onwuka, A.S. President
PREPARED BY:  Nikki Eliaschev, Government Secretary