Dan DeWeerdt | The Difference Makers at Marquette University

The Marquette Mentors program launched in 2013 with 30 alumni mentor-mentee matches. Under Dan DeWeerdt’s leadership, Marquette Mentors has grown to nearly 200 matches and is known across the nation as the “gold standard” in higher education. Without a doubt, Dan is a Marquette Difference Maker.

Dan serves as the Robert H. Radtke Director of Marquette Mentors, an endowed position created through a generous $1.5 million gift from alumnus and Marquette University Alumni Association President Bill Krueger, Eng ’87. Krueger named the directorship after his own Marquette mentor — a testament to the power of the mentor-mentee relationship.

Let’s learn more about Marquette Mentors from Dan himself, who many call the “heart and soul” of the program — and whom we can all call a true Difference Maker.

Dr. Michael R. Lovell

Marquette Mentors recently kicked off its 11th year when 250 mentors, mentees and previous program participants attended the program’s annual Kickoff Breakfast. Learn more on Marquette Today.