Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, November 23, 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 (late), Armando Sepulveda II, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez, Abigail Tamayo, Dr. J. Luke Wood.
  2. Voting Members Absent: Ashley Tejada, Jessica Rentto
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Alanie Abron, Dani Luistro, Raven Tyson, Letty Hernandez, Patty Rea, Mollique Johnson, Natalie Bagaporo, Quincy Belcher, Brennan Pearson, Call-in guest

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
PENERA/BREUCKMAN
Crystal – Yes                Joyce – Yes
Dr. Wood                       Armando – Yes
Hannah - Yes               Antonio - Yes
Victor - Yes                   Reece - Yes
Abi - Yes
CARRIED (9-0-0)

IV.  APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 11/9/20.
PENERA/BREUCKMAN
Crystal – Yes                Joyce – Yes
Dr. Wood                       Armando – Yes
Hannah - Yes               Antonio - Yes
Victor - Yes                   Reece - Yes
Abi - Yes
CARRIED (9-0-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

Brennan Pearson made a public comment about Verus Aid, his company that assists college and university students with disciplinary cases.  

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: Dr. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. Would like to present to the A.S. leaders regarding the updates to Academic Advising.  
    2. Currently searching for an Associate Vice President for Compliance and Community Standards.  As we move forward, we will ensure that Associated Students will have a chance to engage with the candidates.  

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                Dr. Wood - 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. A.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (Information) (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.)
    Christina Brown informed the board about the University-wide initiative to ensure every division, department and auxiliary create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan. 
    Patty Rea, Associate Executive Director, shared the A.S. DEI Plan and  inclusion statement.  A.S. DEI Committee members presented the four goal areas of DEI for full-time employees. The plan is a living document and the student section will be worked on next semester by the A.S. Student Diversity Commission. The A.S. DEI Plan will be shared with the board members for feedback and will be an action item for approval at next week’s Board of Directors meeting.  
  4. Part-Time Salary Schedule Revision in response to Minimum Wage Increase (Information) (Time Certain: Immediately following Items for Consideration Item C.)
    Patty Rea informed the board that as of January 1, 2021, the minimum wage increases from $13.00 to $14.00.  Patty shared a proposed part-time salary schedule revision due to the upcoming increase to be an action item for approval at next week’s Board of Directors meeting.  

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. Reminder that 12/2 is an All Council Meeting regarding Aztec identity.  Dr. Ramona Perez will present.
    2. 12/9 is an All Council Meeting and end of the semester meeting. Counseling and Psychological Services staff members  will be speaking about mental health.
    3. The Student Success Fee Funding committee approved funding for student proposals last Friday.  
    4. The revised spring break proposal will be voted on at the 12/1 University Senate meeting.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Congratulations to Antonio Marquez, Homecoming Royal!
    2. Beth Bridges is the new A.S. Marketing and Communications Commissioner.  The ‘Day of the Life’ videos will start next week.
    3. The Campus Life Council Students-at-Large coffee chats will start next semester.
    4. Working with Ari regarding mentorships with the A.S. leaders.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. Hope you all have a safe and healthy mini-vacation.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Will share a one-page document on the funding policy changes to share with your RSOs and committees.
    2. The Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) Advisory Team will be meeting next week to discuss the playbook as a reference for future ARH campaigns.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Your Voice Matters push week was last week and we received twenty-six submissions.  Thank you everyone for your support.  A reminder that the Your Voice Matters is a yearlong initiative.  Will outreach in the spring to recognized student organizations.  
  6. Executive Director:   
    1. There are two more A.S. Board of Directors meeting - 11/30 and 12/7.  
    2. Will work with Bella to have the A.S. leaders reflect on their accomplishments of the semester and goals for the spring at the upcoming spring retreat
    3. Interested in feedback regarding virtual programming.
    4. SDSU Women’s Crew team will be discontinued after this academic year. 

XI.  REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: 
    1. The Sport Clubs reentry is delayed due to the purple tier of San Diego County.
    2. Supported the streetlight initiative led by Ezra in A.S. Campus Life Council.
    3. Excited to share details about an upcoming project.  Stay tuned.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large: No report.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Attended an Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) meeting to update the website about current resources.
    2. Hope everyone has a good holiday.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large:  
    1. Assisting the Undocumented Resource Center with helping students accesst resources on campus.
    2. Will co-host the Aztec Nights Midnight Study Break.  Thank you for all the support from my A.S. family!
  5. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large:
    1. Very excited to be working with  other student leaders at the upcoming University Senate meetings.  
    2. Hope you all have a safe and restful Thanksgiving.  
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: 
    1. Hope everyone has a nice and restful Thanksgiving break.  Take care of yourself.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

XIII.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:06 p.m. 
SANCHEZ/MARTELINO                        CARRIED (10-0-0)