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Celestino Galo Mendez, American mathematics professor, dean. Recipient Excellence in Teaching award University Colorado Graduate School, 1965-1967; grantee Benedictine College, 1964-1965, Mathematics Association American SUMMA grantee Carnegie Foundation New York, 1994; program director, grantee National Science Foundation, 1995-1998; nominated candidate for first v.p Mathematics Association American, 1999, for Second vice president, 2001.


Mendez, Celestino Galo was born on October 16, 1944 in Havana, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1962. Naturalized, 1970.. Son of Celestino Andres and Georgina (Fernandez) Mendez.


Bachelor, Benedictine College, 1965. Master of Arts, University Colorado, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, 1974.

Master of Business Administration, University Colorado, 1979.


Assistant professor mathematics science Metropolitan State College, Denver, 1971-1977, associate professor, 1977-1982, professor, 1982—2002, chairman department mathematics science, 1980—1983, assistant to the vice president for academy affairs/provost, 1989—1991. Visiting associate professor mathematics University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002—2003. Assistant director math program, lecturer department applied mathematics University Colorado, Boulder, 2003—2005.

Dean College Arts and Sciences New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 2005—2008, professor mathematics, 2005—2008, assistant vice president, academy affairs, 2007—2008. Dean, College Arts & Sciences Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, since 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Denver Metropolitan Journal Mathematics and Computer Science, 1993—2001. Contributor articles to professional journals including American Mathematical Monthly, Proceedings American Mathematical Society, Journal Personalized Instruction, Denver Metropolitan Journal Mathematics and Computer Science and newspapers.


Member advertising review board Metropolitan Denver, 1973-1979. Parish outreach representative Southeast deanery, Denver Catholic Community Services, 1976-1978. Member social ministries committee St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Denver, 1976-1978, vice-chairman, 1977-1978, member parish council, 1977-1978.

Delegate Adams County Republican Convention, 1972, 74, 94, Colorado 4th Congressional District Convention, 1974, Colorado Republican Convention, 1982, 88, 90, 92, 96, 98, 2000, 02, 04, Douglas County Republican Convention, 1980, 82, 84, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 2000, 02, 04. Alternate delegate Colorado Republican Convention, 1974, 76, 84, 2000, 5th Congressional district convention, 1976, member rules committee, 1978, 80, precinct committeeman Douglas County Republican Committee, 1976-1978, 89-92, member central committee, 1976-1978, 89-92. District 29 Republican party candidate Colorado State Senate, 1990.

Member Colorado Republican Leadership Program, 1989-1990, board directors, 1990-1998. Douglas County chairman Republican National Hispanic Assembly, 1989-1995. Board directors Rocky Mountain Better Business Bureau, 1975-1979, Rowley Downs Homeowners Association, 1976-1978.

Trustee Hispanic University American, 1975-1978. Councilman Town of Parker, Colorado, 1981-1984, chairman budget and finance committee, 1981-1984. Chairman joint budget committee Town of Parker-Parker Water and Sanitation District Boards, 1982-1984.

Commissioner Douglas County Planning Commission, 1993-1997. Director Mile High Young Scholars Program, 1995-1998. Member Mathematics Association American (referee research notes section American Mathematics Monthly 1981-1982, governor Rocky Mountain section 1993-1996, investment committee 1996-1902, development committee 1995-1901, task force on representatives 1994-1996, science policy committee 2000-2006, board governors 1993-1996, 2002-2005, committee member 2005-2008), American Mathematics Society, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Colorado Council Teachers of Mathematics (board directors 1994-1996), Colorado International Education Association, Associate Faculties of State Institutes Higher Education in Colorado (vice president 1971-1973).


Married Mary Ann Koplau, August 21, 1971. Children: Mark Michael, Matthew Maximilian.

Celestino Andres Mendez

Georgina (Fernandez) Mendez

Mary Ann Koplau

Matthew Maximilian Mendez

Mark Michael Mendez