Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, April 19, 2021 - 3:30pm
Meeting ID: 895 3217 4114

I. CALL TO ORDER

A.S. President, Christian Holt called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. PDT.

II. ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Christian Holt, Bella Martelino (arrived at 4:15 p.m.), Armando Sepulveda, Victor Penera, Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez, Ashley Tejada, Dr. J. Luke Wood (arrived at 3:44 p.m.)
  2. Voting Members Absent:  Reece Breuckman, Jessica Rentto
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Guests: Carlos Careaga, Ari Weizman, Call-in “User 1”, Shawki Moore, Brennan Pearson, Christy Samarkos

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors agenda.
PENERA/CHEN            
Armando - Yes            Victor - Yes                
Crystal - Yes                Hannah - Yes              
Joyce - Yes                   Antonio -Yes              
Abi - 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.
CHEN/TEJADA
Armando - Yes            Victor - Yes                
Crystal - Yes                Hannah - Yes              
Joyce - Yes                   Antonio -Yes              
Abi - 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: Dr J. Luke Wood reported on the following:
    1. Provided an update on the University Senate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee regarding a resolution of a University department for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) studies; required questions within faculty evaluations regarding welcoming and inclusive environments in the classrooms; and a resolution to add a new mascot.  

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):  
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    SEPULVEDA/TEJADA
    Armando - Yes           Victor - Yes                
    Crystal - Yes               Hannah - Yes  
    Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes              
    Abi - Yes                       Ashley- Yes                 
    CARRIED (8-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. 2021/22 A.S. Budget (Information): 
    Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director,  reviewed the A.S. Budget for the academic year 2021/22.  The board will be acting on this item next week.
  4. A.S. Bylaw, Code, and Charter Amendments (Action) (Time Certain 4:00 p.m.):  Christian Holt reviewed the proposed charter amendments updates from the College of Arts & Letters Council, College of Business Council and College of Sciences Student Council. 
    It was moved and seconded to approve the charter amendments for the College of Arts & Letters Student Council (#BA S21-01), College of Business Council (#BA S21-02) and the College of Sciences Student Council (#BA S21-03).
    PENERA/SEPULVEDA
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes            
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes              
    Hannah - Yes             Joyce - Yes                
    Antonio -Yes               Abi - Yes                    
    Ashley- Yes                 
    CARRIED (9-0-0)

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. Items from the SDSU University Senate in the near future include adding two student representatives from SDSU Imperial Valley and the renaming of the College of Arts and Letters building to Dr. Shirley Weber, the current Secretary of State.
    2. Excited to have hosted former A.S. Executive Vice President and current California Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara, and gave him a tour of the vaccination site at the Viejas Arena and gave him a tour of the new Aztec Recreation Center construction site.
    3. A vaccination video will be broadcasted soon.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. The Aztec Achievement Awards is this week!
    2. There is a TikTok challenge for GreenFest.
    3. Working on transition.
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. We will be having an California State University-wide Earth Day event this Thursday from 12-1:30 p.m.  I will be moderating the event.  
    2. Working on an email campaign that the External Relation Board and Lobby Corps for Assembly Bill 1456.  Please send an email to the Committee of Higher Education to support the bill to increase Cal Grant funding.
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: Victor Penera reported on the following:
    1. Working on the consolidated budget for next year.
    2. Budget hearings are wrapping up.  
    3. Aztec Rock Hunger Leadership team interest forms will be out soon.
    4. Last Financial Affairs Committee meeting will be next week.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. Provided an update about SDSU Commencement occurring at Petco Park and that students will receive an email update soon.
    2. There are open positions for Professional Studies and Fine Arts Representatives and College of Education Representatives.  
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. The Appointments & Review Committee have received a Doodle for the BOD and JAC interviews.  
    2. There is no Council meeting on 4/28 and the last meeting of the 2020/21 Council and the new 2021/22 Council is on 5/5
    3. Aztec Lanes will be reopening on 5/3 via student appointments only.  The announcement will be out soon.  

XI. REPORTS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

  1. Hannah Berman Schneider, Student-at-Large: No report.
  2. Reece Breuckman, Student-at-Large: No report.
  3. Joyce Chen, Student-at-Large:  No report.
  4. Antonio Marquez, Student-at-Large: Working on a logo for the Undocumented Resource Center.
  5. Abi Tamayo, Student-at-Large:  No report.  
  6. Ashley Tejada, Student-at-Large: If you know anyone interested in the Leadership minor, please let me know.  

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:52 p.m. 
PENERA/SEPULVEDA                         CARRIED (7-1-0)