Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, February 22, 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 (late), Antonio Marquez, Abigail Tamayo, Ashley Tejada, Jessica Rentto (late/left early), Dr. J. Luke Wood (left early)
  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 212”, Rose Pasenelli, Brennan Pearson, Gener Abdon, Patty Rea, Ari Weizman, Caryl Adams, Ahkeel Whitehead, Dean Steven Hooker, Mark Zakrzewski

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
SEPULVEDA/BERMAN SCHNEIDER
Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
Hannah - Yes             Reece - Yes                
Antonio - Yes             Abi - Yes
Ashley - Yes                Dr. Wood - Yes
CARRIED (10-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 2/8/21.

TAMAYO/TEJADA
Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes 
Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes
Antonio - Yes              Abi - Yes
Ashley - Yes                Dr. Wood - 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 yielded time to Rose Pasenelli, Associate Vice President, to report on the following:
    1. Provided an update regarding the University receiving funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to issue emergency grants to students. 
    2. Provided an update regarding summer school funding to support eligible students to take classes during the summer.
  3. Adaptive Athletics Presentation - Dr. Steven Hooker, Dean of College of Health & Human Services, Akheel Whitehead, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, and Mark Zakrzewski, Aztec Recreation Director (Time Certain 4:10 p.m.)
    Dean Steven Hooker, Ahkeel Whitehead and Mark Zakrzewski presented on the SDSU Adaptive Athletics program as it transitions to Aztec Recreation from the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences starting next month.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    SEPULVEDA/BERMAN-SCHNEIDER
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes  
    Victor - Yes                  Crystal - Yes 
    Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes   
    Antonio - Yes              Abi - Yes
    Ashley - Yes                Joyce - Yes  
    Jessica - Yes
    CARRIED (11-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. A.S. Staff Updates due to COVID-19 Impact on A.S. Facilities and Programs (Information) - Christina Brown, Executive Director and Patty Rea, Associate Executive  Director
    Christina Brown provided an update about current operations on the A.S. facilities and programs, including the SDSU Children’s Center reopening today after being closed temporarily to review COVID protocols.   Patty provided an update regarding A.S. staff within the A.S. organization returning to work today after being placed on a temporary furlough.  
  4. Spring In-Person Events and Meetings (Information) - Caryl Adams, Director of Student Life and Leadership (Time Certain 4:40 p.m.)
    Caryl Adams of Student Life and Leadership provided an update about the University approving limited in-person RSO events and activities that follow COVID guidelines.  

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. At the Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC) meeting, there was an agenda item on summer study abroad from the College of Health & Human Services. 
    2. Met with Dr. Randy Timm and Caryl Adams regarding campus reentry.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Aztec Achievement Awards applications are due on March 1.
    2. GreenFest is underway and looking at various speakers for the events.  
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. Selected the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) delegation.  We are looking to have great lobby visits.
    2. Meeting with federal representatives for Advocacy Week with the collaboration with UCSD.
    3. Working on campus safety in the College Area with the Campus Community Commission.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Receiving Campus Program Funding and travel requests at the Financial Affairs Committee.
    2. Have a working group within FAC to revamp the A.S. webpage.
    3. 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. Your Voice Matters push week is from 3/1-3/5.  Will be emailing you a Zoom background to use during meetings and your classes.
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Resource Center was approved through the Aztec Student Union Board. 

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Reece Breuckman, Student-At-Large: Attended a Senate meeting regarding amplified sound on Campanile Walkway.
  2. Ashley Tejada, Student-At-Large: Provided an update at the Activity 45 Strategic Committee regarding equity gaps.  Assisting with Campus Safety and attended an Officer Misconduct meeting.  
  3. Abigail Tamayo, Student-At-Large: Went to the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) Advocate training.  Learned about ECRT resources.  Provided an update about a Wellness Hub on campus.
  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.  Students in the residence halls are testing biweekly.  
  6. Joyce Chen, Student-At-Large: Continuing to enforce mask wearing and testing in the residence halls.  In-person classes will start on March 1.

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:09 p.m. 
BREUCKMAN/MARQUEZ                      CARRIED (10-0-0)