Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 951 8549 0779

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:34 p.m. PDT.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda II (late), Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Abigail Tamayo, Ashley Tejada, Jessica Rentto, Dr. J. Luke Wood (late)
  2. Voting Members Absent: Antonio Marquez
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown (late), Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Call-in “guest 213,” Brennan Pearson, Christy Samarkos, Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Diego Ramirez

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.

MARTELINO/PENERA
Bella - Yes                   Victor - Yes
Reece – Yes                Jessica - Yes   
Crystal – Yes               Joyce – Yes
Abi - Yes                      Armando – Abstain    
Hannah - Yes               Ashley - Yes
CARRIED (9-0-1)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 12/7/20.

SANCHEZ/CHEN          
Bella - Yes                   Victor - Yes                  
Reece – Yes                Jessica - Yes   
Crystal – Yes               Joyce – Yes                
Abi - Yes                     Dr. Wood- Yes
Armando – Yes           Hannah - Yes              
Ashley - Yes
CARRIED (11-0-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.  

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  Jessica Rentto reported on the following:
    1. Provided an update on a preliminary step in the state budgeting process to a possible increase to the base budget, while continuously researching long-term budget solutions.
    2. The Federal COVID Relief bill passed.  The University is set to receive funding for direct financial aid grants to support students, including assisting the cost of attendance and emergency costs related to the pandemic.
  2. University President’s Designee: Dr. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. SDSU may receive funding for housing and food insecurity, which comes from a special allocation derived from the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025.
    2. Provided an update regarding the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion plans across the campus.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): None.
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. 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 proposed amendments to the College of Health and Human Services Student Council Charter and the Elections Code.
      It was moved and seconded to approve #BA F20-02 College of Health and Human Services Student Council Charter and #BA F20-03 Elections Code.
      SEPULVEDA/MARTELINO
      Bella - Yes             Victor - Yes
      Reece – Yes          Jessica - Yes   
      Crystal – Yes         Joyce – Yes
      Abi - Yes                Armando – Yes    
      Hannah - 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 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. Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC) approved research-based opportunities for students.  
    2. The Credit/No Credit item will go to the Academic Policy and Planning (AP&P) Committee, which will be addressed by the University Senate.  
    3. Working on setting office hours for the semester.
    4. Meeting with University Police Department (UPD) next week.
    5. State of A.S. is Wednesday. Will have reentry updates at the meeting.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. The A.S. Mixer is on Wednesday, February 10, from 5-6 p.m.PDT
    2. Awards Committee meets on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. PDT
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. Attended California State Student Association (CSSA) virtual conference.  The food pantry resolution will be sent to the CSSA Board of Directors.  Working on a University Police Department (UPD) resolution.  
    2. California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) application is opening on February 2 and closing on February 10.
    3. Working a long-term project regarding streetlights and safety in the College Area with the Campus Community Commission. 
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Revised funding policies for this specific semester are posted online.
    2. The first Financial Affairs Committee meeting of the semester was today.  
    3. Helping with the  Economic Crisis Response Team’s (ECRT) Cal Fresh Day.
    4. Hosting Financial Education Peer Program sessions next week from 9-10 a.m.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Welcome back!
    2. Working with Dr. Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success, regarding the new advising system and Rest and Recovery Day violations.
    3. Serving on the Commencement Committee.
    4. Working on the College Council structure.
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. Provided an A.S. staff update.  
    2. A.S. facilities are open for the spring semester, including ARC Outdoors, Mission Bay Aquatic Center ENS classes, SDSU Children’s Center Aztec Student Union study rooms, free printing and the food pantry. Viejas Arena is hosting SDSU basketball with no fans.  Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre is hosting music classes.
    3. Working on a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application. Will have more information at the next meeting.  
    4. Provided information regarding COVID vaccines for the SDSU community.
    5. Provided an update regarding the Government Affairs staff reorganization and plans to connect with the A.S. alumni in the near future.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: No report.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large: Found my A.S. windbreaker.  Next meeting I will present the data regarding interconnectiveness.  Met with Activity 45 Strategic Plan committee. 
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large: Happy to hear that A.S. Elections are starting.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large: No report.
  5. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large: There are about 200 students living in the residence halls.  Have a great start to your semester.
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: Applications are open for Community Advisors and Resident Advisors student leaders.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Crystal announced that she is the team captain of the Dance Marathon representing A.S.
  2. Ashley announced that the Pride Center has a virtual front desk.
  3. Christian announced that the State of A.S. is this Wednesday.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:44 p.m. 
CHEN/SANCHEZ                                 CARRIED (10-0-0)