MANA Leadership Team
Koliniusi “Coach Keli” Ross-Ma’u
Keli was born and raised in Oceanside, CA, and attended Oceanside schools. He went to college at Trinity College in Connecticut receiving a BA in Music. In 2017, he completed an MA in Education: Counseling at San Diego State. At a core, foundational level Keli believes in the power of community. He is involved with many aspects of our community and builds a sense of community in whatever he is involved in. At MiraCosta he was part of the team that launched MiraCosta’s Mana program. He currently is the Mana counselor and also is the head rugby coach at MiraCosta.
Cindy Oropeza Arce
Interim Student Services Coordinator, Academic Success & Equity Programs
Interim Student Services Specialist
Preston has extensive experience working in higher education and is a returning team member of the MiraCosta family. He received a BA in Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a MA degree in Education from National University. He is eager to work alongside us as we continue to advocate and support our student communities.
Mana Student Liaison
Allura is a former Mana student who is currently working on her BA in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University. She’s excited to be a part of the MANA team so she can give students the same life-changing experience she had when going through the program.
Mana Mentoring Families
AIGA - family (Samoan)
Administrative Support Assistant III - Athletics
GUIAYA - to love (Chamorro)
Associate Faculty - Counseling/ Mana Program Coordinator
KAINGA - extended family (Tongan)
Faculty - English
‘OHANA - family (Hawaiian)
Alexis Tucker Sade
Faculty - Anthropology
MALOSI - strength (Samoan)
Faculty - Sociology
PAMILYA - family (Tagalog)
Associate Faculty - Counseling, CRLP
‘OFA - love (Tongan)
Interim Student Services Specialist - Student Equity
ALOFA - love (Samoan)
Associate Faculty - Sociology
KAAMAAN - family (Ilokano)
Cindy Oropeza Arce
Interim Coordinator - Academic Success and Equity
For more information on these services and programs contact:
Counselor/Coordinator, Mana Program
The Mana Program is a service of the Department of Student Equity. For general inquiries about all Student Equity programs and services, please contact us at email@example.com or call our main office at 760.757.2121 x6900.