Meeting Minutes
Associated Students | San Diego State University


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 3:30pm
Via Zoom

I.  CALL TO ORDER

A.S. Vice President of University Affairs, Crystal Sanchez, called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. via Zoom.

II.  ROLL CALL

  1. Voting Members Present: Crystal Sanchez, Christian Holt (left early), Bella Martelino, Armando Sepulveda II, Victor Penera, Sophia Mathews, Rob Winter, Zihao Zhou, Chadi Tarazi, Ryan King, Will Stranzl, Kendall Kolp (left early), Casey Fischbach, Tito Hernandez, Alex Chasson, Sarah Hoang, Alyssa Sandford, Skylar Christie, Alondra Hernandez, Jan Velasco, Sydney Steinbeck, Jennifer Schenkenfelder, Jeanette Marino, Angelo Gozon, Hannah Berman-Schneider, Reece Breuckman (left early), Joyce Chen
  2. Voting Members Absent: Olivia Luera, Chloe Foreman, Michelle Halverson, Sarah McBride
  3. Non-Voting Members Present: Christina Brown, Janice Dils, Dr. Randy Timm (left early), Dr. Nola Butler-Byrd (left early), Dr. Emilio Ulloa (left early)
  4. Non-Voting Members Absent: None.
  5. Visitors: Jonny Holt

III. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of 10/17/20.
SEPULVEDA/KING

Christian – Yes          Ryan – Yes      Alex – Yes              Sydney - Yes
Bella – Yes                Will – Yes         Sarah H. – Yes      Jennifer - Yes
Armando – Yes          Alyssa – Yes    Jeanette – Yes      Joyce – Yes
Victor – Yes               Kendall – Yes  Skylar – Yes          Reece – Yes
Sophia – Yes              Joey – Yes       Alondra – Yes       Angelo - Yes
Rob – Yes                   Casey – Yes    Hannah – Yes        Jan – Yes
Chadi – Yes                Tito – Yes        Zihao - Yes
                                                                                    (27-0-0, CARRIED)

IV.  APPORVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of 9/23/20.
MATHEWS/PENERA

Christian – Yes             Ryan – Yes           Alex – Yes            Sydney - Yes
Bella – Yes                   Will – Yes              Sarah H. – Yes     Jennifer - Yes
Armando – Yes             Alyssa – Yes         Jeanette – Yes    Joyce – Yes
Victor – Yes                  Kendall – Yes       Skylar – Yes         Angelo - Yes
Sophia – Yes                 Joey – Yes            Alondra – Yes      Jan – Yes
Rob – Yes                     Casey – Yes          Hannah – Yes
Chadi – Yes                  Tito – Yes              Zihao - Yes
                                                                                           (26-0-0, CARRIED)

V.  PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

VI.  UNIVERSITY REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. University Senate Designee, Dr. Nola Butler-Byrd:
    1. The University Senate hosted a town hall last week regarding the budget. Due to COVID-19, there is a budget cut and the University Senate is working with administration to manage the cut. The focuses that the Senate will be working on this year includes the following: engaging and providing guidance on current and future budgets, impacts on the hiring pause, monitoring impact on mental health issues, creating a welcoming environment on campus, addressing the needs for SDSU Mission Valley and Imperial Valley, and developing policies for faculty advancement issues.
    2. There will be a town hall on Tuesday, October 13, 9 a.m. on implementing Ethnic Studies. We will be discussing the challenges and blessings that this initiative has given us.
  2. University Vice President for Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Randy Timm:
    1. Thank you for continuing their social distance and facial covering efforts. We are going in the right direction.
    2. We are working with departments on what the future of student life at SDSU will look like. We are in the early idea stages of this and we look forward to more discussions.
  3. Winter Session 2021 Update – Jonny Holt, Program Coordinator for SDSU Global Campus (Time Certain 3:45 p.m.)
    Jonny Holt updated the members about Global Campus’ upcoming winter session from December 17 through January 14, including the unit cost and an overview of the courses available. Jonny encouraged the student leaders to promote the winter session. The deadline to register is December 15.

IV.  ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. General Consent Agenda (Action): The General Consent Agenda was reviewed.

    It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda.
    GOZON/PENERA

    Ryan – Yes          Alex – Yes        Sydney – Yes       Jan – Yes
    Bella – Yes          Will – Yes         Sarah H. – Yes     Jennifer - Yes
    Armando – Yes    Alyssa – Yes    Jeanette – Yes    Joyce – Yes
    Victor – Yes        Kendall – Yes   Skylar – Yes        Angelo - Yes
    Sophia – Yes       Joey – Yes        Alondra – Yes     Zihao - Yes
    Rob – Yes             Casey – Yes     Hannah – Yes     Tito – Yes
    Chadi – Yes
                                                                                          (25-0-0, CARRIED)
  2. General Consent Report (Information): The General Consent Report was reviewed.

VIII.  INTRODUCTION OF NEW LEGISLATIVE ITEMS: nONE.

IX.  REPORTS OF UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

  1. Crystal Sanchez, Vice President of University Affairs:
    1. Max Johnson, A.S. Chief of Staff, sent the signup sheet for the University Senate Committee. Please sign up for a committee. The student voice is important.
    2. The Library resource guide will be sent to you today. Please forward on this important information from Dr. Scott, Dean of the Library.
    3. You will be receiving information on the Financial Literacy Program. We had a presentation at Academic Affairs.
    4. Have been working on the Academic Report with the College Council Presidents and they will be creating a one-page report on recommendations for their respective college.
  2. Christian Holt, President: No report.
  3. Bella Martelino, Executive Vice President:
    1. The Campus Life Council Students-at-Large will be hosting “Coffee Talk”. It should be set-up by the end of the month.
    2.  Homecoming: Football is coming back! We are working on Homecoming details, including Royals. More information to come.
  4. Armando Sepulveda, Vice President of External Relations:
    1. We are at 840 SDSU students registered to vote for the Ballot Bowl. The Rock the Vote (RTV) team will be reaching out to all recognized student organizations (RSOs) and College Councils on upcoming events and information. The RTV website is updated. On Monday, the External Relations Board will be reviewing Proposition 16. Please come by the meeting if you are available at 10 a.m.
  5. Victor Penera, Vice President of Financial Affairs:
    1. Aztecs Rock Hunger (ARH): Thank you for all your support and having us present at your meetings! Unofficial numbers for colleges – Health and Human Services is in the lead, followed by Sciences and Business.
    2. At Financial Affairs Committee (FAC), we are discussing policy for food delivery services.
    3. It is Mental Illness Awareness Week, please take time for yourself and please check on your loved ones
  6. Christina Brown, Executive Director: No report.
  7. Hannah Berman-Schneider, ASBOD Student-At-Large: Met with the RTV Leadership Team. Will meet with the Director of Residential Education to discuss how we can further support the residential students.
  8. Reece Breuckman, ASBOD Student-At-Large: No report.
  9. Joyce Chen, ASBOD Student-At-Large: Working on an A.S. resource guide with Crystal. Please be on the lookout for a Google form to your college to communicate events and any college information.
  10. College of Arts and Letters: Dr. Dominguez presented on the Chicana and Chicano Studies department. Encouraged the other councils to take advantage of the faculty that are available to present.
  11. College of Business: The A.S. reps are getting the CBC involved with Aztecs Rock Hunger. We will have a competition between the Business RSOs. We have a new RSO sales organization joining the College of Business. The Business Career Fair will be on Friday.
  12. College of Education: No report.
  13. College of Engineering (CESC): Hosting a Student Success Fee workshop to explain how the fee works. Engineering Club and Organization Fair (ECOF) will be October 16. There will be a Google form for the Engineering Clubs who want to participate. We will be hosting a career panel where companies will present to the CESC. We will be sending Engineering reps to attend a workshop with other Engineering Councils from other universities.
  14. College of Health and Human Services (CHHS): We hosted a virtual CHHS club fair on 9/26 and it went pretty well. In two weeks, we will have an event for transfer week to welcome new transfers. We are excited for Aztecs Rocks Hunger. We are incentivizing the top three RSOs who donate the most pounds.
  15. College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts: PSFA Council will have an RSO competition for ARH. The Dean will be coming to our meeting tomorrow to introduce herself.
  16. College of Sciences (CSSC): CSSC started working groups the members can get involved in.
  17. Graduate Student Association: No report.
  18. Undeclared College: During the past week, we were brainstorming ideas to support Aztecs Rock Hunger. We will support and promote the three restaurants collaborating with ARH. We are also promoting the Virtual Food Pantry.

X.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Sophia announced that the Vice Presidential Debate is at 6:00 p.m. tonight.

XI.  ADJOURNMENT

It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:38 p.m.
WINTER/MARTELINO                                                (24-0-0, CARRIED)