Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Monday, May 3, 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, Armando Sepulveda, Victor Penera (left at 3:57 p.m.), Crystal Sanchez, Hannah Berman-Schneider (left at 5:26 p.m.), Reece Breuckman, Joyce Chen, Antonio Marquez, 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: “Guest”, Carlos Careaga, Christy Samarkos, Shawki Moore

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:

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

IV. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

It was moved and seconded to approve the Board of Directors meeting minutes.
PENERA/SEPULVEDA
Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
Victor - Yes                  Crystal - Yes
Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes
Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes
Abi - Yes                       Ashley - 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: No report.

VII. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action):  
    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    PENERA/SEPULVEDA
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
    Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes
    Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes
    Abi - Yes                        Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  2. General Consent Report (Information):  The General Consent Report was reviewed.
  3. A.S. Judicial Affairs Council Minutes (4/30/21)(Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council minutes of April 30, 2021.
    PENERA/SEPULVEDA
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
    Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes
    Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes
    Abi - Yes                        Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  4. 2020 Federal and Tax Review (Action): 
    Carlos Careaga, A.S. Finance Director, reviewed the federal and tax report for Associated Students.
    It was moved and seconded to approve the 2020 Federal and Tax Review.
    PENERA/CHEN
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes            
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes              
    Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes                
    Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes              
    Abi - Yes                       Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  5. A.S. Reserve Update (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the A.S. Reserve items.
    PENERA/SEPULVEDA
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
    Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes
    Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes
    Abi - Yes                        Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  6. Financial Affairs Committee Request - National Speech Language and Hearing Association (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to approve the FAC funding request for the National Speech Language and Hearing Association for $1,222.00.  
    PENERA/TAMAYO
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes            
    Victor - Yes                 Crystal - Yes
    Hannah - Yes              Reece - Yes
    Joyce - Yes                  Antonio -Yes
    Abi - Yes                        Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)
  7. Lobby Corps Policy Proposal Letter (Information)
    Armando Sepulveda reviewed a letter from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to the San Diego City Council to reinstate the Youth Council.  Armando is requesting that San Diego State University drafted a similar letter.  
    Christian stated that if the board is in favor of drafting a letter to the San Diego City Council, the A.S. Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 5.  

VIII. CLOSED SESSION (Closed to Non-Members)

  1. Approval of the Annual Evaluation of the Executive Director - Christian Holt (Action)
    It was moved and seconded to move into closed session.
    TAMAYO/PENERA
    Bella - Yes                  Armando - Yes
    Victor - Yes                Crystal - Yes
    Hannah - Yes            Reece - Yes
    Joyce - Yes                Antonio -Yes
    Abi - Yes                     Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (10-0-0)

    The item was discussed.

    It was moved and seconded to approve the annual evaluation of the Executive Director, Christina Brown.
    TEJADA/CHEN
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
    Crystal - Yes               Hannah - Abstain
    Reece - Yes                 Joyce - Yes
    Antonio -Yes               Abi - Yes
    Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (8-0-1)

    It was moved and seconded to leave closed session.
    SEPULVEDA/MARTELINO
    Bella - Yes                   Armando - Yes
    Crystal - Yes               Hannah - Abstain
    Joyce - Yes                  Reece - Yes
    Antonio - Yes              Abi - Yes
    Ashley - Yes
    CARRIED (8-0-1)

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 include adding two student representatives from SDSU Imperial Valley, faculty evaluation questions regarding an inclusive classroom, smudging ceremonies on campus, and a resolution regarding a new mascot.
  2. Executive Vice President: Bella Martelino reported on the following:
    1. The graduation Legacy of Leadership medallions will be delivered soon.
    2. Getting the transition documents ready for the Commissioners. 
  3. Vice President of External Relations: Armando Sepulveda reported on the following:
    1. Thank you for a fun and challenging year.  It has been an honor and privilege.  
  4. Vice President of Financial Affairs: No report.
  5. Vice President of University Affairs: Crystal Sanchez reported on the following:
    1. The last Academic Affairs Committee meeting included new College Council Presidents and was today.    
    2. The last University Affairs Board meeting was this Friday.  
  6. Executive Director:  Christina Brown reported on the following:
    1. During the All Council and the first BOD meeting of the 21-22 academic year, a reminder that all BOD members will have to upload their COVID test results in order to attend in-person. 
    2. We will reach out to you regarding availability for the special board meeting for this Wednesday.

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: Thank you for a great year!
  5. Abi Tamayo, Student-at-Large:  No report.
  6. Ashley Tejada, Student-at-Large: No report.

XII. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Antonio and Abi announced that they have been accepted into graduate school at SDSU.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:49 p.m.
SANCHEZ/BREUCKMAN                        CARRIED (8-0-0)