Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 5, 2021 - 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 895 3217 4114

I. CALL TO ORDER

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

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez (late), Ashley Tejada
  2. Voting Members Absent: Jessica Rentto, Dr. J. Luke Wood
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Guests: Christy Samarkos, Carlos Careaga, Ari Weizman, Call-in “User 1”

III.  APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
SEPULVEDA/TEJADA 
Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
Hannah - Yes             Reece - Yes
Joyce - Yes                 Ashley- Yes
CARRIED (8-0-0)

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes of 3/15/21.
CHEN/BREUCKMAN
Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes 
Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes 
Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes 
Joyce - Yes                 Ashley- Yes 
CARRIED (8-0-0)

V. PUBLIC COMMENT:

None.  

VI. UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Business and Financial Affairs Designee:  No report.
  2. University President’s Designee: No report.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):  
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    SEPULVEDA/PENERA
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes            
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes              
    Hannah - Yes             Reece - Yes                
    Joyce - Yes                  Ashley- Yes                 
    CARRIED (8-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. Paycheck Protection Program Update (Information): Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, provided an update about the paycheck program program.
  4. A.S. Bylaw, Code, and Charter Amendments (Information):  Diego Ramirez, A.S. Chief Justice reviewed the proposed charter amendments from the College of Arts & Letters Council, College of Business Council and College of Sciences Student Council.  Christian informed that these will be approved at the A.S. Board of Directors meeting on Monday, April 19.

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. CSU Board of Trustees voted and adopted a symposium recognizing African-American achievement.  
    2. We will have a Board of Directors meeting every week this month of April to address charter amendments and budgets for 21/22.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. Aztec Achievement Awards are on Thursday, April 22 via Remo.
    2. Working on GreenFest events, like the GNP recycling program.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. There is a town hall event at UC Irvine featuring Shirley Weber, Secretary of State.  It is this Friday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m.
    2. California State Student Association (CSSA) Plenary is this weekend and will be identifying SouthWest Asian/North African (SWANA) students on the California State University (CSU) application.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Met with the cultural organizations regarding their budgets for next academic year.
    2. Working on transition.
    3. FAC will be able to fund their graduation stoles.
    4. Reported on Campus Fee Advisory Committee items, which consisted of meal plans and diplomas.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. There is a Rest and Recovery Day on Thursday, April 15.  Please let me know if you are aware of any violations prior to 4/15.
    2. Provided an update about SDSU Commencement occurring at Petco Park.
    3. Working on transition with the College Council Presidents.
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. The Viejas Arena is a County vaccination site.
    2. Tomorrow, there will be an election poll for the 79th District seat also at the Viejas Arena.
    3. Working on student life in the fall semester.  

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Hannah Berman Schneider, Student-at-Large: Reported on Senate Committee lesson proposals.  There is a Holocaust Remembrance event at 6:00 p.m.
  2. Reece Breuckman, Student-at-Large: Working on free speech on campus.
  3. Joyce Chen, Student-at-Large:  I hope all is well. 
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-at-Large: Working with the LatinX student organization.
  5. Abi Tamayo, Student-at-Large:  Working with Economic Crisis Response Team regarding a wellness hub in the Calpulli Center.
  6. Ashley Tejada, Student-at-Large: Provided an analogy regarding Roger Bannister.

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Christy Samarkos welcomed Dr. Anisha Mitchell as the new Associate Vice President for Access and Community Standards in Student Affairs and Campus Diversity.  Aztec Scholarships are open.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:32 p.m. 
SEPULVEDA/TEJADA                         CARRIED (10-0-0)