Former SA President Erika Feinman presented the Board with a list of recommendations detailing how to add a student to the University’s highest governing body.
The Board voted to approve the budget for the next fiscal year on Friday, with less funding for large constructions projects and more for financial aid.
Nelson Carbonell, the chairman of the Board, recognized Knapp in a resolution that listed Knapp’s accomplishments as University president.
Officials and faculty said the University will lose a methodical and subdued leader who made progress on many of the biggest goals on his agenda.
SA president and executive vice president candidates should design new strategies to tackle goals, and focus on what will affect the everyday lives of students.
More than 90 percent of the members of the Council of Chairs donated more than $20 million to the University last fiscal year.
Students chanted in the Marvin Center during a closed session of the board meeting.
The Board of Trustees approved to increase the cost of attendance by 3.3 percent for the next academic year Friday.
Fossil fuel divestment is the only way for university officials to show commitment to the planet.
Board of Trustees Chairman Nelson Carbonell declined to give the SA Senate a clear answer on whether the University will divest its holdings in fossil fuels.