Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 951 8549 0779


A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:33 p.m. 


  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda II, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez, Abigail Tamayo (late)
  2. Voting Members Absent: Ashley Tejada, Dr. J. Luke Wood, Jessica Rentto
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Christy Samarkos, Carlos Careaga, Radhika Seshan, Joe Brock, Augie Garibay, Noel Bezette Flores, Kristine Catano, Ray Savage, Pablo Marquez


It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
Bella – Yes                   Crystal – Yes
Joyce – Yes                  Armando – Yes
Hannah - Yes               Antonio - Yes
Victor - Yes                   Reece - Yes
CARRIED (8-0-0)


It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 10/12/20.
Bella – Yes                    Crystal – Yes
Joyce – Yes                   Armando – Yes
Hannah - Yes                Antonio - Yes
Victor - Yes                   Reece - Yes
CARRIED (8-0-0)




  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: No report. 
  3. SDSU Global Campus Presentation – Dr. Radhika Seshan, Dean of SDSU Global Campus (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.):  Dean Radhika Seshan gave an overview of the SDSU Global Campus and shared information on the enrollment and the new Global Campus programs offered, reviewed student engagement points, and reviewed the three “concierge” style services they provide.  Dean Seshan reviewed the organization chart and asked the board how the Global Campus students can receive support from the current student body to build a community and further promote student engagement with them.
  4. A.S. Reentry Update – Christina Brown, A.S. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following in regards to A.S. reentry:
    1. Mission Bay Aquatic Center ENS classes are offered for credit in the spring.  There are 400 spots for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and wakeboarding.  
    2. Received approval to open the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) and the ARC Express at 10% capacity based on the County guidelines.  ARC Indoors will start this Wednesday, October 28.  ARC Outdoors will continue.  
    3. Worked with the SDSU Library to move their copier/printers to the Pride Suite in the Aztec Student Union.  The print services for students started today.  Black and white copies are free and color copies are ten cents a page. The Aztec Student Union conference rooms are open with limited capacity for extended study space, starting today.  
    4. SDSU Sport Clubs may start virtually and will create reentry plans for the near future. 


  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): The General Consent Agenda was reviewed.
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    Bella – Yes            Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes.             Armando – Yes
    Hannah - Yes               Antonio - Yes  
    Victor - Yes           Reece - Yes
    CARRIED (8-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.

VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)



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


  1. President: Christian Holt reported on the following:
    1. Thank you to Victor and Armando for running two campaigns simultaneously and successfully!
    2. Will be meeting with Rose Pasenelli, Director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, to discuss possible virtual front desk.
    3. Working on a message regarding the upcoming Halloween holiday.
    4. Will be having one-on-one meetings with the BOD student-at-large representatives.
    5. Reminder to get your free flu shots at Calpulli.
    6. Had the opportunity to meet with the student government presidents of University of San Diego; University of California, San Diego; and CSU San Marcos.  We collaborated with information regarding COVID operations and student engagement ideas.
    7. It is important to communicate to your peers about Halloween.  The more the community can comply with guidelines, the more we can do. 
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Homecoming – Homecoming Royal applications are due tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. The announcement for Royals will be on November 14 at 12:00 p.m.  
    2. MarComm - Working on the “Day with an AS Leader” video series to highlight student leaders.  Thanks to Reece for volunteering to represent the Board of Directors.  
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. Rock the Vote (RTV): There are three RTV events left this week to include a live session with a Board of Supervisors candidate and the  two San Diego mayoral candidates on Friday..  Thank you for staying civically engaged!
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH):  Thank you all for your support for Aztecs Rock Hunger.  The results will be posted on social media this Thursday at noon. Our goal was to raise awareness of food insecurity. The next training session to be an Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) Advocate is on November 10.  CSU Reciprocity is a new program that shares basic needs resources CSU-wide.
    2. Financial Affairs Committee approved new funding policies.  The committee was very engaged this morning and I am proud of the discussion they had.  
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Will be meeting individually with the College representatives.
    2. Your Voice Matters campaign will be from November 16 through November 20.
    3. We had our first University Affairs Board meeting on Friday and it went really well.
  6. Executive Director:   
    1. Starting this Saturday, the Viejas Arena is a Super Poll.  Voters can vote in-person, submit their mail-in ballot, and register to vote. Enter through Lot 13 starting on Saturday, 10/31 through Tuesday, 11/3.


  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: 
    1. For SDSU Sport Clubs, we are working on a ‘return to play’ program.  
    2. Please get your flu shot.  
    3. Make sure you submit your mail-in ballot.  
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large:  No report.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large:
    1. Working on the A.S. resource guide with Ashley, Joyce and Crystal.
    2. Good luck with midterms.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large:
    1. Last week, had the opportunity to collaborate with Cuyamaca and Grossmont College students for their ‘Undocu Week’. I informed them about getting involved.  On Wednesday, I attended on behalf of SDSU’s Undocumented Resource Center and spoke about the resources SDSU has for undocumented students, including scholarships andbasic needs information.  
    2. Collaborated with Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs (EOP) for “Freshman for a Day” and served on a panel.
    3. Gave a presentation about ‘Coming Out Twice’ as being a part of the undocumented and LGBTQ+ communities.  
    4. Assisting the Latinx film festival student organization.  
  5. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large:
    1. There will be virtual programming in the residence halls this Halloween weekend.
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: 
    1. We are still working on the A.S. resource guide.  
    2. Voted this past weekend. This is my first Presidential election.  Shout-out to Armando for running an amazing campaign.
    3. There will be virtual programming in the residence halls this Halloween weekend.




It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:20 p.m. 
BREUCKMAN/SANCHEZ                        CARRIED (9-0-0)