Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, November 30, 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, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez, Abigail Tamayo, Ashley Tejada (late),  Dr. J. Luke Wood (left early).
  2. Voting Members Absent: Jessica Rentto.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils.
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Diego Ramirez, Patty Rea, Carlos Careaga, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Call-in guest

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

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

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 11/23/20.
SANCHEZ/PENERA
Bella - Yes                     Victor - Yes
Reece – Yes                  Dr. Wood - Yes
Crystal – Yes                Joyce – Yes
Abi - Yes                        Armando – Yes
Hannah - Yes               Antonio - Yes  
CARRIED (10-0-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.  

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. This Friday, we will be having equity institutes for unit-level plans (academic departments) in terms of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) supportive plans.  
    2. There is continued and more aggressive COVID testing scheduled after the break.
    3. We are working with the Imperial Valley student leadership and IV administration for a possible alternative consultation or referendum in the spring.  

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/MARQUEZ
    Bella – Yes                        Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                       Armando – Yes
    Hannah - Yes                    Antonio - Yes  
    Victor - Yes                       Reece - Yes
    Abi - Yes
    CARRIED (9-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. A.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (Action) (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.)
    Patty Rea, Associate Executive Director, gave a summary of the A.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for A.S. full-time staff members that also includes the overall Inclusion statement.  Christina informed the board that the A.S. Student Diversity Commission is currently working on a student plan that will be incorporated into this overall plan and they are also working on a climate survey.  
    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. 
    SANCHEZ/TAMAYO
    Bella – Yes                        Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                       Armando – Yes
    Hannah - Yes                    Antonio - Yes
    Victor - Yes                       Reece - Yes
    Abi - Yes
    CARRIED (9-0-0)
  4. Part-Time Salary Schedule Revision in response to Minimum Wage Increase (Action) (Time Certain: Immediately following Items for Consideration Item C.)
    Patty shared a proposed part-time salary schedule revision due to the upcoming minimum wage increase from $13.00 to $14.00 as of January 1, 2021.   
    It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed part-time salary schedule revision in response to the minimum wage increase.
    MARTELINO/PENERA
    Bella – Yes                          Crystal – Yes
    Joyce – Yes                         Dr. Wood - Abstain
    Armando – Yes                  Hannah - Yes
    Antonio - Yes                      Victor - Yes
    Reece - Yes                            Abi - Yes
    CARRIED (9-0-1)
  5. Fall Rebudget (Information) (Time Certain: Immediately following Items for Consideration Item D.)
    Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, reviewed the 20/21 budget update, reviewing the original baseline budget, expenditures and revenues.  The fall rebudget will be reviewed and acted on at next week’s Board of Directors meeting.  
  6. Proposed bylaw, code and charter amendments (Information) (Time Certain: Immediately following Items for Consideration Item E.)
    1. #BA F20-02 College of Health and Human Services Student Council Charter
    2. #BA F20-03 Elections Code

      Diego Ramirez, A.S. Chief Justice, reviewed the two proposed code and charter  amendments from the College of Health and Human Services Student Council and the Elections Code.  Christian informed the board that if members have any additional recommendations for the Elections Code they must submit to the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council (JAC) by Thursday for approval at this Friday’s JAC 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 the SDSU Aztec identity.  Dr. Ramona Perez will present.
    2. Reminder that the revised spring break proposal and the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) option will be voted on at tomorrow’s University Senate meeting.
  2. Executive Vice President: No report.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. We will be having a Rock the Vote debrief meeting.  
    2. Stay healthy.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. The Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH) Advisory Team will be meeting regarding the ‘playbook’ to be used as a resource for future campaigns.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Following up on submissions from the Your Voice Matters campaign.  Met with Dr. Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President in Academic Affairs regarding a concern that was raised regarding the Waitlist. 
  6. Executive Director:  No report.

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: No report.
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: No report.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Reece reported that Max, Sydney, and he are collecting clothes for a clothing drive for Monarch School.  

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:52 p.m. 
SEPULVEDA/PENERA                     CARRIED (10-0-0)