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Native Advisory Council

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.

  • Alan Barrett, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
  • Bonnie Biggs, CSUSM Professor Emeritus
  • Patricia Dixon, Palomar College
  • Corrina Garbani Sanchez, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
  • Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons, Indian Health Council, Inc.
  • Carmen Mojado, San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians
  • Rebecca Munoa, CSUSM Alumna
  • Cheri Myron, American Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Lorraine Orosco, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
  • Amara Siva, Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians
  • Hunwut Turner, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
  • Karlene Vernaci-Clifford, La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

CSUSM Members:

  • Dawn Formo, College of Humanities, Arts, Behaviorial and Social Sciences
  • Karen S. Haynes, President 
  • Jan Jackson, VP Community Engagement
  • Joely Proudfit, Director of Native American Academic Strategic Planning
  • Tishmall Turner, Tribal Liaison
  • Theresa Gregor, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel