Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, February 8, 2021 - 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 895 3217 4114

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. PST.

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, Jessica Rentto, Dr. J. Luke Wood
  2. Voting Members Absent: None.
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Call-in “guest 213”, Christy Samarkos, AJ Weizman, Brennan Pearson, Carlos Careaga

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

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

TEJADA/PENERA
Bella - Yes                    Victor - Yes                  
Reece – Yes                 Antonio - Yes  
Crystal – Yes               Joyce – Yes                
Abi - Yes                        Dr. Wood - Yes
Armando – Yes           Hannah - Yes              
Ashley – Yes                Jessica - Yes
CARRIED (12-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 1/25/21.
MARQUEZ/SEPULVEDA          
Bella - Yes                    Victor - Yes                  
Reece – Yes                 Antonio - Yes  
Crystal – Yes               Joyce – Yes                
Abi - Yes                        Dr. Wood - Yes
Armando – Yes           Hannah - Yes              
Ashley – Abstain        Jessica - Yes
CARRIED (11-0-1)

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. Provided an update regarding the Rest & Recovery Day and preserving the integrity of those days.
    2. Provided an update regarding Respondus Monitor and are planning to bring Student Affairs and Campus Diversity personnel for live proctoring during testing. 
  3. Christian yielded time to Christy Samarkos, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity:  Christy reported on the following:
    1. Honored Dr. Reynaldo Monzon and his contributions to the University.
    2. Shared Student Affairs and Campus Diversity personnel updates.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    TAMAYO/CHEN
    Bella - Yes                   Victor - Yes                  
    Reece – Yes                Antonio - Yes  
    Crystal – Yes              Joyce – Yes                
    Abi - Yes                       Dr. Wood - Yes
    Armando – Yes          Hannah - Yes              
    Ashley – Yes                Jessica - Yes
    CARRIED (12-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Certification (Information)
    Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, reviewed loan certification information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that Associated Students is applying for.
  4. SDSU Children’s Center Update (Information)
    Christina Brown provided an update regarding the SDSU Children’s Center in regards to the temporary closure.  Since Wednesday, there were two SDSU Children’s Center Board meetings to address concerns.  There will be a special Children’s Center meeting tomorrow evening, as well. We are working on a COVID-19 protocol review and conducting retraining of the staff.  

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. Thank you to Crystal and Armando for helping to get “credit/no credit” passed at the University Senate for COVID semesters.
    2. SDSU is approved to receive 300 COVID vaccines.
    3. Will be setting A.S. President office hours.
    4. Will be meeting with the Imperial Valley A.S. President Lawson Hardrick.
    5. Meeting with Dr. Randy Timm regarding campus reentry.
    6. Met with Dr. Luke Wood, Jerry Sheehan and Crystal regarding Respondus Monitor.
    7. Please sign up for Duo Multi-Factor Authentication by March 5.
  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.  Please outreach and spread the word.
    2. Aztec Achievement Awards theme is “1920’s Gatsby”.  Awards Committee are meeting on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
    3. Interfraternity Council (IFC) will be hosting a Diversity Week.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) applications are open.
    2. California State Student Association (CSSA) is this weekend and we will be discussing items at the CSSA System wide Affairs Committee.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Met with the College Council Presidents at the Academic Affairs Committee.
    2. Received Campus Program Funding (CPF) proposals.
    3. Working on the cultural recognized student organization budget proposals.
    4. Promoting the Financial Education Peer program.  Thanks for helping to spread the word.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Rest and Recovery dates are 2/12, 3/8, 3/30 and 4/12.  Please let me know if there are assignments or exams due on these days.
    2. Your Voice Matters push week is from 3/1-3/5.
    3. Working on academic integrity and student rights resource document.
  6. Executive Director:  No report.

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: Please continue to be safe and ‘keep your circles small’ as we are close to a little normalcy.  
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large: Ashley reported on the following:
    1. Helping Ari Weizman and Student Support Commission and their resource guide. 
    2. Want to acknowledge that the legal services that A.S. sponsors are a great resource, especially with leases and COVID.  
    3. Met with Activity 45 regarding equity gaps.  
    4. Assisting with Campus Safety.
    5. Please meet with your designated Council to assist and provide support for the members.
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large: Been enjoying meeting with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity candidates.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-At-Large: No report.
  5. Hannah Berman-Schneider, Student-At-Large: Reviewed proposals at the General Education Assessment Committee for new courses at SDSU.  There is a decrease in COVID cases in the residence halls. 
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: No report.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Enjoy your Rest and Recovery day and sign up for Duo!

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:31 p.m. 
BREUCKMAN/SANCHEZ                      CARRIED (12-0-0)