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Native Advisory Council

The Native Advisory Council advises the President on University relations with Native American communities, articulates the educational needs of the local California reservations and surrounding Indian communities to the University, fosters collaboration between the University and the Native American community to achieve mutual goals, and promotes and supports academic and professional access and success of Native American students and employees at Cal State San Marcos.

The President’s Native Advisory Council is comprised of representatives from most neighboring tribes and tribal education leaders, this first-in-the-CSU advisory council advises the President on University relations with the regional Native American communities and articulates the educational needs of local tribal nations to the University.

Tribal Engagement Initiatives

Advisory Council Members

  • Olivia Chilcote, San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, San Diego State University
  • Councilman John Constantino, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
  • Patricia Dixon, Palomar College
  • Rebecca Munoa, CSUSM Alumna
  • Lorraine Orosco, San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Indians
  • Councilman James Siva, Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Karlene Vernaci-Clifford, La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

CSUSM Members:

  • Ellen J. Neufeldt, President
  • Patricia Prado-Olmos, Chief Community Engagement Officer
  • Mejaumi Franco-Rosales, Interim Tribal Liaison
  • Dawn Formo, Dean, Undergraduate Studies
  • Joely Proudfit, Director, California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center & Professor, American Indian Studies