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Board of Directors

The Student Union Board of Directors is the governing body for the Student Union of CSUSB. The board's decisions help ensure that the Student Union serves the diverse needs of the campus community by encouraging quality social, cultural and intellectual activities and support services.

The Student Union Board of Directors oversees the programs and operations of the Santos Manuel Student Union. The Student Union is a non-profit corporation and an auxiliary of the university. Student Board Representatives enhance their resumes by running a million-dollar non-profit corporation before college graduation. The Student Union Board of Directors makes policy to ensure the fiscal viability and effective operation of the Student Union building and its programs and services.

The Student Union Board of Directors is comprised of seven students-at-large, the Associated Students Inc., President and Executive Vice President, one alumni representative, the University President or designee, two faculty representatives, one administrative representative, and the Student Union Executive Director.

All CSUSB students who demonstrate campus involvement and enthusiasm are encouraged to apply for the Student Representative positions.

Contact the Board

For more information contact the Student Union Administrative Office (909) 537-7201.

Upcoming Meetings

BOD Meeting Schedule
Date Location Time
Thursday, September 9, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, October 14, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, November 4, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, December 2, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, February 10, 2022 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, March 10, 2022 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, April 14, 2022 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, May 5, 2022 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am
Thursday, May 12, 2022 (Annual) https://csusb.zoom.us/j/85998401599 10:00 am

2021-2022 Board Members

Julia Ruiz, Chair

Nathaly Ramos, Vice Chair

Rachael Lapite, Secretary

David Garcia, Student Representative

Rosemarie Gilbert, Student Representative

Adrian Mariscal, Student Representative

Alexandra Thambi, Student Representative

Daisy Ramos, ASI President

Paola Galvez, ASI Executive Vice President

Tina Exum, Alumni Representative

Dr. Daria Graham, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, President's Designee

Davina Lindsey, Administrative Representative

Dr. Marc Robinson, Faculty Representative

Dr. John Reitzel, Faculty Representative

Jesse Felix, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Standing Board Committees

Personnel Committee

In the event of Board vacancies, this committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors those persons whom the committee determines are most qualified to serve in the various positions designated in these Bylaws. The committee also notifies the appropriate constituent group having representation on the Board of Directors, of a Board of Directors vacancy from that group. The committee will also advise and/or recommend policy to the Executive Director and/or the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to personnel. Only voting members of the Board of Directors may serve on the Personnel Committee.

2021-2022 Members

  • Jesse Felix, BOD Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Daria Graham, BOD President's Designee
  • Daisy Ramos, ASI President
  • Nathaly Ramos, BOD Vice Chair
  • Alexandra Thambi, BOD Student Representative
  • Andi Okoh (Advisor)

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Finance and Contracts Committee

This committee will draft a budget for the following fiscal year and present its proposed budget to the Board of Directors for consideration and approval. This committee will meet annually with the auditors to discuss the annual financial audit as well as consider any other financial matters that may arise and recommend its position on such matters to the Board of Directors.

2021-2022 Members

  • TBD

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Policies and Procedures Committee

This committee prepares, reviews, and recommends policies and procedures related to the overall use of the facility, to the Board of Directors for approval.

2021-2022 Members

  • Nathaly Ramos, BOD Vice Chair
  • Rosemarie Gilbert, BOD Student Representative
  • Julia Ruiz, BOD Chair
  • Racheal Lapite, BOD Secretary
  • RW Student at Large
  • SMSU Student at Large
  • Jesse Felix, BOD CFO
  • Mark Oswood (Advisor)
  • Jenny Puccinelli (Advisor)

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Strategic Planning Committee

This committee will review annually and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors to update the Strategic Plan, as appropriate.

2021-2022 Members

  • TBD

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

There are no minutes for this year.

Recreation and Wellness Committee

This committee shall act as a sub-committee of the SMSU Board of Directors and shall advise on policy, budgets and operation of the recreational activities and programs of the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. The committee shall submit documents necessary for approval of the policies of the Student Recreation & Wellness Center and the annual budget of Student Union funds used for the Recreation and Wellness Department.

2021-2022 Members

  • TBD

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Audit Committee

The committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the hiring and firing of independent certified public accountants (CPAs). The audit committee can negotiate the independent CPAs compensation on behalf of the Board of Directors. This committee will confer with the auditor to satisfy committee members that the financial affairs of the Santos Manuel Student Union are in order. The committee will review the audit and make recommendations to the board of directors to accept the audit and will approve non-audit services by the independent CPAs accounting firm, and ensure such services conform to standards in the Yellow Book issued by the U.S. Comptroller General

Membership: The audit committee cannot include staff members, the chair of the board of directors, or the Controller. Members of the Finance & Contracts Committee may sit on the audit committee but cannot comprise 50% or more of the committee. The chairperson of the audit committee may not be a member of the Finance & Contracts Committee.

2021-2022 Members

  • TBD

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Facilities and Sustainability Committee

This committee will discuss the operational systems within the Santos Manuel Student Union facilities, including but not limited to, long-range planning, construction, expansions, renovations, and space usage. This committee will review the commercial services operations in the Santos Manuel Student Union, including but not limited to dining and convenience store services, reviewing price increases or decreases, and provides findings to the Board of Directors.

The committee shall meet with the Dining Services General Manager and the University Enterprise Corporation Executive Director as needed to monitor the commercial services operation within the facility. In efforts to maintain its commitment to sustainable practices, this committee will research CSU's and other schools' efforts regarding encouraging sustainability, new environmental strategies, and energy-savings initiatives to make recommendations that improve the SMSU’s sustainable practices.
 

2021-2022 Members

  • Vilayat Del Rossi, RW Professional Staff
  • David Garcia, BOD Student Representative
  • Jesse Felix, BOD Chief Financial Officer
  • Rosemarie Gilbert, BOD Student Representative
  • Racheal Lapite, BOD Secretary
  • Adrian Mariscal, BOD Student Representative
  • Alexandra Thambi, BOD Student Representative
  • RW Student at Large
  • SMSU Student at Large
  • Anthony Roberson (Advisor) 
  • Sean Kinnally (Advisor) 

 

Agendas and Meeting Minutes