President’s Column for Traill County Tribune

August 2, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Marcelo Campoverde


Marcelo_Campoverde.jpgWe at Mayville State University are blessed with many great colleagues. These faculty and staff members are making an impact at the university, as well as in the community and beyond. From time to time, I feature someone from the faculty or staff so that you can learn a bit more about them. This week I have chosen to feature Marcelo Campoverde, who has joined the Mayville State family as a member of the faculty. 

Marcelo Campoverde will be joining the faculty ranks at Mayville State University beginning this fall semester, but has already been on campus doing some work. Campoverde will be teaching in the Division of Education and Psychology and is also serving as the diversity coordinator for Mayville State.

Campoverde has more than 20 years of experience as an educator in the Red River Valley. He has worked with high school and college students in a variety of educational settings, both online and in the classroom. He is proficient in the use and implementation of technology in the classroom, and has experience in promoting cultural awareness through cultural and educational events. He is a native speaker of Spanish and has studied other world languages. Campoverde has also organized student travel abroad trips.

Marcelo says his desire to work at a small campus attracted him to apply for the position at Mayville State. His goal is to continually strive to strengthen and improve as an educator while impacting students and the community, helping to transform their lives through his work. He says he’s looking forward to working with a talented group of colleagues in the Division of Education & Psychology at Mayville State. After living abroad for a couple of years, he gained a greater appreciation for North Dakota and Minnesota.

Marcelo taught Spanish at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, Minn and Grand Forks, N.D. At the college level, he’s taught Spanish and other courses at the University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota Crookston, and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He has also served as a non-certified Spanish-English interpreter for the federal court system in the state of North Dakota.

In addition to teaching, Campoverde has been very involved with coaching soccer. He started the women’s varsity soccer program at the University of Minnesota Crookston, and also was head boys soccer coach at Senior High School in East Grand Forks, Minn. He served as director of coaching for the Great Grand Forks Soccer Club for a time.

In 2011 and 2012 Campoverde was at the Alliance Academy International in Quito, Ecuador, South America. While there, he served as athletic director and was responsible for all aspects of high school varsity, junior varsity, and intramural sports. He was also a computer instructor and taught classes in graphic design, yearbook, web design, and keyboarding.

Marcelo Camoverde earned a master’s degree in secondary education- general studies and B.S.Ed. in Spanish from the University of North Dakota. He has also earned an associate’s degree in sales and marketing from the University of Minnesota Crookston.

At “The School of Personal Service,” our people are our greatest asset. We are happy that Marcelo has joined us in our endeavor to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. We know that he has a wealth of knowledge to share not only with his students, but with the people of our community. Please join me in welcoming him to Mayville State University.