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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 10, 2020 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/93582755197 10:00 am
Thursday, October 8, 2020 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/98166804398 10:00 am
Thursday, November 12, 2020 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/95825551871 10:00 am
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - CANCELLED https://csusb.zoom.us/j/99356669754 10:00 am
Thursday, February 11, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/94787198983 10:00 am
Thursday, March 11, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/98959224717 10:00 am
Thursday, April 8, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/98601320689 10:00 am
Thursday, May 13, 2021 https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97916780095 10:00 am

2020-2021 Board Members

Julia Ruiz, Chair

Andy Nguyen, Vice Chair

Maxine Vista, Secretary

Shivraj Pisal, Controller

Racheal Lapite, Student Representative

Adrian Mariscal, Student Representative

Mario Pena, Student Representative

Graciela Moran, ASI President

Mario Marquez, ASI Executive Vice President Designee

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

Aaron Burgess, 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.

2020-2021 Members

  • Julia Ruiz, BOD Chair (Committee Chair)
  • Dr. Daria Graham, BOD President's Designee
  • Davina Lindsey, BOD Administrative Representative
  • Aaron Burgess, BOD Chief Financial Officer

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.

2020-2021 Members

  • Bryan Chavez, SMSU Student Staff
  • Jasmine Curtis, SRWC Professional Staff
  • Tina Exum, BOD Alumni Representative
  • Lio Gamino, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Adrian Mariscal, BOD Student Representative
  • Julia Ruiz, BOD Chair (Committee Chair)
  • Andrew Solano, SRWC Student Staff
  • Bri Sotello, SRWC Professional Staff
  • Aaron Burgess, BOD Chief Financial Officer

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.

2020-2021 Members

  • Tamara Holder, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Mark Oswood, SRWC Professional Staff
  • Mikaela Millican, SRWC Student Staff
  • Graciela Moran, ASI President
  • Mario Pena, BOD Student Representative
  • Francesca "Maxina" Vista, BOD Secretary (Committee Chair)
  • Aaron Burgess, BOD Chief Executive Officer

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.

2020-2021 Members

  • Jacob Chacko, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Racheal Lapite, BOD Student Representative
  • Celeste McDonald, SMSU Student Staff (Committee Chair)
  • Monica McMahon, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Shivraj Pisal, BOD Controller
  • Marina Stone, ASI Executive Vice President
  • Rosemary Zometa, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Aaron Burgess, BOD Chief Executive Officer

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

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.

2020-2021 Members

  • William Prince, Committee Chair
  • Elmer Gutierrez, Committee Vice-Chair
  • Open, BOD Representative
  • Dr. Jason Ng, Faculty Representative
  • Alicia Osuna, Staff Representative
  • Vilayat Del Rossi, Ex-officio

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.

2020-2021 Members

  • Andy Nguyen, BOD Vice Chair (Committee Chair)
  • Dr. Daria Graham, BOD President's Designee
  • Davina Lindsey, BOD Administrative Representative

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.
 

2020-2021 Members

  • Jared Fisk, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Morgan Mills, SRWC Student Staff
  • Andy Nguyen, BOD Vice Chair
  • Mario Orellana, SMSU Professional Staff
  • Mario Pena, BOD Student Representative (Committee Chair)
  • Shivraj Pisal, BOD Controller
  • Julia Ruiz, BOD Chair
  • Alicia Ureste, SRWC Professional Staff
  • Mike Wong, SRWC Professional Staff
  • Salvador Yniguez, SRWC Student Staff
  • Aaron Burgess, BOD Chief Executive Officer

Agendas and Meeting Minutes