Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, November 9, 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 (left early), Armando Sepulveda II, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez, Abigail Tamayo, Ashley Tejada, Jessica Rentto (late/left early)
  2. Voting Members Absent: Dr. J. Luke Wood
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Christy Samarkos, Carlos Careaga, Marla Hummel, Debbie Richeson, Rachel Szakmary, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Todd Summer, Paul Melchior, Kathy Brown, iPhone

III.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
SANCHEZ/TEJADA
Bella – Yes                     Crystal – Yes
Joyce – Yes                    Ashley - Yes
Armando – Yes             Hannah - Yes
Antonio - Yes                 Victor - Yes
Reece - Yes                    Abi - Yes
CARRIED (10-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 10/26/20.
CHEN/TAMAYO
Bella – Yes                     Crystal – Yes
Joyce – Yes                    Ashley - Abstain
Armando – Yes            Hannah - Yes
Antonio - Yes                Victor - Yes
Reece - Yes                     Abi - Yes
CARRIED (9-0-1)

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: No report. 
  3. Proposed Tiered Parking Presentation – Debbie Richeson, Director of Parking and Transportation, and Rachel Szakmary, Transportation Analyst (Time Certain 4:00 p.m.) 
    Debbie Richeson and Rachel Szakmary asked for feedback about a possible plan regarding parking on the San Diego State University campus. The options are a possible transportation fee and/or a tiered parking system.  A committee will be formed in January to include A.S. student leaders, commuter students, students living in the residence halls and SDSU administrators.  
  4. Equitable Access Presentation – Todd Summer, Chief Executive Officer of Aztec Shops, Ltd., Kathy Brown, Director of Campus Stores Division, and Paul Melchior, Director of Dining Services (Time Certain 5:00 p.m.):
    Todd Summer introduced Kathy Brown, Director of Campus Stores Division, who reviewed the possible Equitable Access program, which is a flat fee model where all classes will participate to access course materials before the classes start.  Students will have the option to ‘Opt Out’ prior to the Add/Drop deadline. Todd introduced Paul Melchior, Director of Dining Services, to update the board regarding possible changes to meal plans.  

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.
    PENERA/BREUCKMAN
    Bella – Yes                          Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                         Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes                  Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Yes                      Victor - Yes
    Reece - Yes                         Abi - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. SDSU Children’s Center Audit (Action) (Time Certain 4:30 p.m.)
    Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, introduced Marla Hummel, Grant Thornton Auditor, who reviewed the results of the Child Care Fund audit conducted by Grant Thornton LLP.  Marla reviewed the audit timeline, areas of focus of the audit, and shared financials.  
    It was moved and seconded to approve the SDSU Children’s Center Audit.
    SEPULVEDA/SANCHEZ
    Bella – Yes                          Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                         Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes                 Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Yes                     Jessica - Yes
    Victor - Yes                         Reece - Yes
    Abi - Yes
    CARRIED (11-0-0)
  4. Selection of BOD members to Appointments Committee (Action)
    The Appointments Committee will need two Board of Directors members in order to fill the A.S. Elections Coordinator position.  
    It was moved and seconded to approve Hannah Berman-Schneider to serve on the Appointments Committee.
    PENERA/CHEN
    Bella – Abstain                  Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes                 Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Yes              Victor - Yes
    Reece - Yes                 Abi – Yes
    CARRIED (9-0-1)
    It was moved and seconded to approve Abi Tamayo to serve on the Appointments Committee.
    MARTELINO/BREUCKMAN
    Bella – Abstain                  Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes                 Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Abstain                    Victor - Yes
    Reece - Yes                 Abi – Abstain
    CARRIED (7-0-3)
    It was moved and seconded to approve Ashley Tejada to serve on the Appointments Committee.
    MARTELINO/SANCHEZ
    Bella – Yes            Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                Ashley - Abstain
    Armando – Yes     Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Abstain                    Victor - Abstain
    Reece - Abstain           Abi – Yes
    CARRIED (6-0-4)
    It was moved and seconded to approve Hannah Berman-Schneider as the primary member and Abi Tamayo as the secondary member.
    TEJADA/PENERA
    Bella – Yes                        Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                Ashley - Yes
    Armando – Yes                 Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Yes              Victor - Yes
    Reece - Yes                 Abi - Yes
    CARRIED (11-0-0)

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. Get your flu shot.
    2. Fee transparency website will be up soon.
    3. Virtual front desk for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be live soon.
    4. The University Senate agenda has the possible removal of spring break on the agenda.  Please come to the meeting if you are available.
    5. Homecoming is this week.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following: No report.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. The TRUST SD Coalition letter is an item on the San Diego City Council’s docket as S500 and S501 at tomorrow’s Council meeting.  Public comment is from 11:00-11:15 a.m.
    2. Rock the Vote is over. Thank you for all the support.  
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Meeting with Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) members, one-on-one.  Will update recognized student organization (RSOs) regarding new funding policies.
    2. Working with the A.S. Student Support Commission to further advocate for basic needs.
    3. Meeting with Economic Crisis Response Team(ECRT) staff  regarding a possible Basic Needs Awareness Week in the spring.
    4. Working on the A.S. study abroad scholarship.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Meet with Ari, Carissa, Dustin Adkins and Dr. Andrea Dooley regarding the campus resource guide.
    2. Creating the A.S. resource guide.  
    3. Meeting with the Provost this Friday.
    4. Your Voice Matters social media push week is 11/16-11/20 and will have Zoom walkarounds to boards, committees, and commission (BCCs).
  6. Executive Director:   
    1. Shared membership numbers for Aztec Recreation.  
    2. The A.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan will be presented to the A.S. Student Diversity Commission soon.  

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: No report.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large: No report.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large: No report.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large:  No report.
  5. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large:
    1. Attending Activity 51 strategic plan (SDSU Global Campus) meetings.  Meetings have been engaging and nice to interact with faculty and staff.
    2. Attended the CSU Social Justice Summit and tabled for A.S. Used a different platform for tabling.
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: No report.

XII.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

XIII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m. 
BREUCKMAN/SANCHEZ                        CARRIED (9-0-0)