Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, May 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
Via Zoom

I.  CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:39 PM. 

II.  ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda II, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman (late), Abigail Tamayo, Joyce Chen, Ashley Tejada, Jessica Rentto (left early).
  2. Voting Members Absent: Antonio Marquez, Brittany Santos-Derieg.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown. Dr. J. Luke Wood (left early), Brandi Tonne.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Donald K., Glen Brandenburg.

III.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda and table the A.S. Quarter 3 Financial Review (Information) under Items for Consideration. 

PENERA/MARTELINO  

Bella - Yes            Crystal – Yes            Hannah - Yes 

Armando - Yes      Joyce - Yes              Ashley - Yes

Victor - Yes            Abigail – Yes            Jessica - Yes            CARRIED, (9-0-0)

IV.  APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 4/27/20, both meetings on 4/29/20, and 5/6/20, as attached.

TAMAYO/SANCHEZ

Bella - Yes                 Crystal – Yes             Hannah - Yes 

Armando - Yes          Joyce - Yes                Ashley - Yes

Victor - Yes                Abigail – Yes             Jessica – Yes          CARRIED, (9-0-0)

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT: nONE.

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. Governor Newsom announced a funding cut to higher education, including the California State University system. We are continuously monitoring this and more information to come. 
    2. Chancellor White is working to mitigate any financial cuts with hopes of additional funding from the federal government.
  2. University President's Designee: None.
  3. SDSU Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President of Diversity and Innovation:    Dr. J. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. Virginia Loh-Hagan will serve as the Interim Director for the SDSU Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center (APIDA).

 VII.  ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the general consent agenda, as attached.
    BERMAN-SCHNEIDER/SEPULVEDA II

    Bella - Yes          Crystal – Yes       Hannah - Yes 

    Armando - Yes    Joyce - Yes          Ashley - Yes

    Victor - Yes          Abigail – Yes        Jessica - Yes    CARRIED, (9-0-0)

  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.

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 Communications Committee: None.

X. EXECUTIVE REPORTS

  1. President: Christian Holt reported on the following:
    1. Will be meeting with the Executive Officers this week to start identifying the A.S. vision and goals for the upcoming year. 
    2. Provided information on funds that are being distributed through the federal CARE Act and additional funds through Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) for those who are not eligible under the CARE Act.
    3. The declining balance model for meal plans next year are currently under review.
    4. Will be appointing students to join various University Tiger Team committee meetings and a co-curricular Tiger Team is being created to address campus life and student engagement. 
    5. Will be scheduling individual meetings with each member for the A.S. Board of Directors. 
    6. Working with the Executive Officers to review the training schedule for A.S. Board of Directors. 
    7. The University Senate approved two resolutions - one co-authored with A.S. Green Love and one that addresses the admission standards for SAT/ACT scores.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Congratulated members for finishing finals and finishing the semester strong.
    2. Will be scheduling individual meetings with Campus Life Council members.
    3. New Student Orientation will be virtual this summer and working with A.S. staff on the A.S. module and overall A.S. participation. Working to ensure that New Student Orientation is accessible and engaging for students.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. California State Student Association (CSSA) Preliminary meetings and CSUnity will be virtual this summer.
    2. Assembly Bill 2972 (Limon) regarding undocumented ally training for faculty is continuing in the legislative process.
    3. CSSA continues to monitor the COVID-19 impact and is working to identify how we can continue to advocate for students.
    4. The CSU Board of Trustees is looking at each campus to review accessibility to learning through a virtual platform
    5. Looking to see how Rock the Vote will fit in a digital space with hopes of identifying a leadership team for the campaign in June.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. The leadership team for Aztecs Rock Hunger is finalized and will be meeting with them individually this week.
    2. Working with Diana de la Rosa to improve the A.S. banking system for recognized student organizations and updating the website.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Reviewing data from the Academic Report that was conducted this past semester to identify areas of improvement for the overall academic experience.
    2. Will be scheduling individual meetings with members of the A.S. University Council.
  6. Executive Director: Christina Brown reported on the following: 
    1. Part-time A.S. staff who were laid-off has been contacted by their supervisor and provided resources for unemployment.
    2. Received a preliminary counter in the Live Nation negotiation; more information to come.
    3. In the process of creating a plan for the Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) to start offering rental services again in addition to offering summer camps this summer
    4. Since SDSU Flex has been announced, the A.S. facilities will be opening at a slower pace than initially anticipated. 
    5. Committees are being created to start the process of reopening A.S. facilities:
      1.  A.S. Virtual Programs - in partnership with the Aztec Student Union Board, Recreation and Student Life & Leadership
      2.  A.S. Repopulation - to create plans to reopen A.S. facilities
    6. Yielded time to Glen Brandenburg, A.S. Director of Facilities and Sustainability. He informed members about the implementation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, sanitization products and overall cleanliness of facilities.

XI.  REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large:
    1. Congratulated members on finishing finals and expressed gratitude to Executive Officers for a smooth transition.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large:
    1. Excited to support council members as they transition into their positions.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large:
    1. Will be transitioning the new Student Support Commissioner and Representative to help them with drafting scripts for resource videos.
  4. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large:
    1. Excited to begin working with other A.S. leaders this year.
  5. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large: No report.
  6. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large:
    1. Excited to work with everyone this year and will be working as a summer Resident Advisor. 

XII.  ANNOUNCEMENTS: NONE.

XIII.  ADJOURNMENT

 It was motioned and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 pm. 

BREUCKMAN/SEPULVEDA 

Bella - Yes          Crystal – Yes    Hannah - Yes    Jessica - Yes

Armando - Yes   Joyce - Yes       Ashley - Yes

Victor - Yes         Abigail – Yes     Reece - Yes            CARRIED, (10-0-0)

 

Approved by Christian J. Holt, A.S. President
Prepared by Brandi Tonne, A.S. Government Affairs Coordinator