Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:00pm


A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:04 PM.


  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda II, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Abigail Tamayo, Joyce Chen, Ashley Tejada, Antonio Marquez, Jessica Rentto, Brittany Santos-Derieg.
  2. Voting Members Absent: None.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Carlos Careaga, Brandi Tonne
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: Dr. J. Luke Wood
  5. Visitors: guest_user1, Rachel Szamary


It was moved and seconded to amend the agenda by tabling Parliamentary Procedures Review and adding a time certain of 4:30 PM adjournment to today’s meeting.

Bella - Yes           Crystal – Yes         Hannah - Yes     Antonio - Yes
Armando - Yes    Joyce - Yes            Ashley - Yes      Jessica - Yes
Victor - Yes         Abigail – Yes          Reece - Yes       Brittany – Yes

The agenda was approved as amended.               CARRIED (12-0-0)

iv.  approval of previous minutes

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 5/18/20, as attached.

Bella - Yes        Crystal – Yes       Hannah - Yes      Antonio - Yes
Armando - Yes  Joyce - Yes         Ashley - Yes        Jessica - Yes
Victor - Yes      Abigail – Yes        Reece - Yes        Brittany – Yes

                                                                                CARRIED (12-0-0)


vi.  university reports and presentations

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:
    Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. Acknowledged the Black community and stated that University administration stands in solidarity with and in support of them.
    2. The San Diego City Council voted unanimously at their special meeting on May 29th 2020, to approve the sale of the Mission Valley site to the University. SDSU is now able to move forward with the Purchase and Sales Agreement.
  2. Univesity President's Designee:
    Brittany Santos-Derieg, reported on the following:
    1. Expressed excitement to continue working with the A.S. Board of Directors and explained her role as the Chief of Staff for President de la Torre.
    2. Expressed gratitude to students for serving on the University Tiger Teams and for contributing their ideas, thoughts and concerns about the impact of COVID-19.
    3. Acknowledged the Black community. Encouraged students to attend the Healing Circles.
    4. Submitted the University’s plan for fall semester to the Office of the CSU Chancellor, which included requests regarding courses, housing, and athletics.


  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): None.
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The general consent report was reviewed, as attached.
  3. A.S. Budget Overview (Information): Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, reviewed the overall A.S. budget including how it operates, the sources of funding for the different areas of A.S. and the process for approving budgets in A.S.



  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. Acknowledged the start of LGBTQIA+ Pride month and stated that A.S. stands in solidarity with the Black community. An official statement can be found on the A.S. Facebook and Instagram page.
    2. Co-chairing the University Tiger Team for co-curricular and student life and he will be appointing students to serve on the subcommittees.
    3. Educated members about the Melt Team which addresses student enrollment that may be impacted by COVID-19 and also contacts incoming students to answer any of their questions/concerns.
    4. Encouraged students to attend the healing circles known as “Community Circles for Allies” led by Dr. Nola Butler Byrd with Counseling & Psychological Services. They are scheduled for today at 5 PM, and tomorrow, June 2nd at 11 AM and 2 PM via Zoom.
    5. Encouraged members to attend the teach-in on Thursday where students will be giving testimonies and faculty/staff will learn how to better support Black students.
    6. The University Senate is working on a resolution in response to racial violence targeting Black people and communities in the United States. The University Senate Executive Committee meeting is this Thursday at 2 PM via Zoom.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Scheduling individual meetings with A.S. Campus Life Council members.
    2. Working with Veronica Perondi, A.S. Assistant Director of Programs to plan Homecoming.
    3. Explained the three phases of the virtual New Student Orientation this summer.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. California State Student Association (CSSA) met with staff from the CSU Chancellor’s Office last week regarding COVID-19. Out-of-state students are able to use their Eduroam account to access the internet. Also, the Chancellor's office confirmed there will be a hiring chill for part-time students.
    2. Will start identifying student leaders to be a part of this year’s Rock the Vote leadership team.
    3. Attended the University Senate meeting last week with Christian and Crystal.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. The first Aztecs Rock Hunger leadership team meeting will happen this month to brainstorm how to have a virtual campaign.
    2. Attended the College Area Business District meeting with Armando Sepulveda last Wednesday, May 27th.
    3. The Economic Crisis Response Team has been working heavily with supporting students through the federal CARES Act and providing additional resources for students who do not qualify for CARES Act support.
    4. Attended an A.S. Banking and Student Organization Conflict and Identity Awareness (SOCIA) Training. Data indicates that 82% of recognized student organizations have been struggling with transitioning to virtual leadership and 36% struggling with renewing and applying for recognition.
    5. Working with Diana de la Rosa, A.S. Student Organization Accounts Specialist, to update A.S. banking webpages to better support recognized student organizations.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Acknowledged the start of LGBTQIA+ Pride month.
    2. She offered to meet with any student that needs additional support during this time.
    3. Currently working on strengthening the Your Voice Matters initiative to better support students, especially since there has been a dramatic increase of submissions this year.
    4. Met individually with members of the A.S. University Council and will be reaching out to A.S. College Council Presidents to provide resources for their online presence.
  6. Executive Director:  None.


  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: None.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large: None.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large: None.
  4. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: None.
  5. Antonio Marquez-Camacho, Student-At-Large: None.
  6. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large: None.



It was motioned and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:35 pm.
MARTELINO/BREUCKMAN                                      CARRIED, (12-0-0)

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