Current Team Members

(updated spring 2019)

Agustin Rivera, Jr.
Student Success Specialist
(Peer Navigator/CRUISE)
Alexi Balaguer
Senior Student Services Assistant
(Peer Navigator/CRUISE)
Cynthia Short
Classroom Tutor (CT) Coordinator
Juan U. Bernal
Math Course Designer
Tracey Walker
ELAC Course Designer

Program Management

Leticia P. Lopez, Ph.D.
Program Manager
619-388-2353, LRC-461
Ikuko Nemoto McAnally
Administrative Technician
619-388-2995, LRC-462


Proyecto Exito
Proyecto Éxito

Title V Grant
Proyecto Éxito

en español 


In the Fall 2014, Mesa College was awarded a “Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions-Title V” five-year grant in the amount of $2.62 million. This represents only one of approximately 25 such grants that were awarded nationwide. The purpose of the grant is to improve the retention and graduation rates of Mesa’s diverse population, particularly its Latino students, through systemic, institutional changes and improvements. Mesa’s HSI / Title V program is entitled Proyecto Éxito, a name that combines the idea of successfully exiting with a degree, certificate, or transfer-readiness with the Spanish word for “success.” Mesa will use grant funds to help a higher proportion of its low-income and Latino students experience academic success, allowing them to “exit” Mesa with their goals met.


Proyecto Exito, Mesa's Hispanic Serving Institution's Title V Grant is half way through its five year award.  The program continues to develop and pilot professional learning, academic support and student engagement activities as well as support the work of course redesign across the campus.   

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