Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, September 14, 2020 - 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 951 8549 0779

I.  CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m.

II.  ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda II (left early), Victor Penera (left early), Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Abigail Tamayo, Ashley Tejada, (late) Antonio Marquez
  2. Voting Members Absent: Dr. J. Luke Wood, Jessica Rentto
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Carlos Careaga, Marla Hummel, Dr. Andrea Dooley, Kara Bauer, Brennan Pearson, Murphy Stanley

III.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
PENERA/BERMAN-SCHNEIDER
Bella – Yes               Crystal – Yes            Joyce – Yes
Armando – Yes       Hannah - Yes           Antonio - Yes
Victor - Yes             Reece - Yes               Abigail - Yes
CARRIED (9-0-0)

IV.  APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 8/31/20.
PENERA/BERMAN-SCHNEIDER
Bella – Yes               Crystal – Yes             Joyce – Yes            Ashley - Yes
Armando – Yes        Hannah - Yes           Antonio - Yes
Victor - Yes              Reece - Yes               Abigail - Yes
CARRIED (10-0-0)

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT

  1. Brennan Pearson made a public comment about providing support to students with Title V situations.
  2. A.S. President Christian Holt read Murphy Stanley’s public comment regarding COVID.

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATION

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee: Dr. Andrea Dooley, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Kara Bauer, Director of Residential Education, on behalf of Dr. J. Luke Wood, reported on the following:
    1. For any specific inquiries regarding violations received, students can contact the Dean of Students.
    2. Please continue to refer to the SDSU COVID website for updated information and
      reporting.
    3. Per the County’s guidelines, non-essential gatherings of different households are not allowed during the pandemic. Students should not be having other students or guests who do not live with them, in their residences.
    4. There are policies in place for SDSU students and recognized student organizations
      (RSO) to follow County guidelines for gathering. Once reported, a full investigation will take place and depending on the outcome of the investigation, appropriate actions will take place. As a reminder, you can file a report on the SDSU COVID website.
    5. The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities are responsible for the student investigations. They work closely with County officials and law enforcement.
    6. There are isolation locations in select residence halls on campus. There are specific protocols to follow when the isolation process starts for students, including transportation to/from isolation areas, supplies, and meal delivery. Peer health
      educators and case managers check in with them. ‘Quarantined students ‘are
      defined as the housemates/roommates affected by an isolated student.
  2. University President's Designee: None.
  3. The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs Presentation - Shareka White, Assistant Director (Time Certain: 3:45 p.m.): Shareka White presented on SDSU’s Educational Opportunity Program and Ethnic Affairs, defining its program, services, and benefits.

VII.  ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): The General Consent Agenda was reviewed.
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    SANCHEZ/CHEN
    Bella – Yes              Crystal – Yes             Joyce – Yes         Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes      Hannah - Yes            Antonio - Yes
    Victor - Yes            Reece - Yes                Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The General Consent Report was
    reviewed.
  3. 2019-20 A.S. Financial Audit Presentation and Approval (Action) (Time Certain 4:15 p.m.): Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, and Marla Hummel (Grant Thorton) presented the 2019/2020 A.S. financial audit.

    It was moved and seconded to approve the 2019/2020 A.S. Financial Audit.
    BREUCKMAN/BERMAN-SCHNEIDER
    Bella – Yes              Crystal – Yes           Joyce – Yes            Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes       Hannah - Yes         Antonio - Yes
    Victor - Yes             Reece - Yes             Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)

VIII.  CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

None.

IX.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Audit Committee: None.
  2. Facilities Board: 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. As a reminder, my office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1pm.
      Please send any students my way that have any concerns.
    2. The Student Success Fee has moved under the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. Once we have more information, the changes will be communicated to the Board of Directors. There will be an opportunity for funds in the fall and in the spring.
    3. The Campus Fee Advisory Fee (CFAC) will be updated this week or early next regarding fee updates.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Homecoming – Now the Chancellor’s Office announced that spring 2021 will be virtual, we are reevaluating our plans of what Homecoming will look like.
    2. Aztec Nights – The events are doing really well. This gives us an idea what we can do for Homecoming. Tiffany Haddish had a great turnout. We have a number of Aztec Nights events coming up.
    3. At Campus Life Council this week, ASUB will be presenting on virtual
      programming.
    4. Working with Green Love for their keynote speaker event and they will have a gift card incentive for attending.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the
    following:
    1. Rock the Vote (RTV) Updates: This Thursday, we will have a Constitution Day event and someone could win a $30 gift card to the Bookstore. There will be a special guest, a Founding Father, named Benjamin Franklin,at the event, to host a Kahoot game.
    2. Please use the Rock the Vote registration link to register to vote.
      3. California State Student Association (CSSA) Updates: CSSA Plenary is this weekend. If you are interested in attending a plenary meeting, please let me know.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) Updates: The ARH campaign is two weeks away. We have our Instagram account – please follow and share with everyone you know. Our theme is “More Now Than Ever”. We will be having a virtual 5K with more details to come. Working on a ‘Get Together, Give Back’ event with Business and Financial Affairs. We have been doing “Zoomarounds” regarding the campaign. Our ARH
      Engage program has been up and running. We had our first event last Thursday and it went really well.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. The first University Council meeting was last week. Shout out to all the members and Colleges.
    2. Tomorrow we have the first Academic Affairs Committee meeting. I am excited to meet with all the College Council Presidents.
    3. This Friday, I will be meeting with Provost Ochoa. If any of you have any concerns, please reach out to me.
  6. Executive Director: No report.

XI.  REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large:
    1. Two weeks ago, I reported that I had an in-person class. Things have changed since then. This is a reminder that things are volatile right now and our actions and the example that we set are important right now. I commend the University for all the measures that they have been taken. Keep staying safe, everyone.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large:
    1. Meeting with Armando to work on the newsletter this Wednesday.
    2. It is Suicide Prevention Month. Please ensure you are checking in on people and are aware of the phrases and words you use around people who may be experiencing mental health issues.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large:
    1. My first CFAC meeting is this Friday.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large:
    1. The organization that I am working with regarding the Latinx film festival cancelled their event and they may try for the spring semester.
  5. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large:
    1. There is a lot going on in the residence halls and I appreciate the support of A.S. being open and willing to collaborate.
    2. Been working with Armando on Rock the Vote projects.
    3. I hope everyone has a safe and pleasant rest of your Monday.
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large:
    1. The last two weeks so much that has happened. Please remember to take care of yourselves. Continue to stay well.

XII.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

XIII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:39 p.m.
SANCHEZ/TEJADA                               CARRIED (8-0-0)

APPROVED BY:  Christian J. Holt, A.S. President
PREPARED BY:  Janice Dils, A.S. Government Affairs Manager