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Daniel Heu-Weller | Board of Trustees President

Class of 2002, Bachelor of Arts, Economics and History
Class of 2008, Juris Doctorate, UW School of Law
Class of 2008, Master of Business Administration, Foster School of Business


Why I Serve

I grew up in Olympia and, as a kid, visited UW with my family to enjoy the cherry blossoms on the Quad. UW had more students than the entire population of my hometown and the McMahon dormitory was taller than any building in downtown Olympia. The campus was so impressive and I’ve bled purple ever since.

As a UW student working to pay for my education, I helped high school students prepare for the SAT exam. After college, my wife and I founded a test-prep and college admissions consulting business. We worked with well over 1000 people, and provided scholarships to many students that were unable to afford our services. For part of that time, we were both attending UW Law School, as well. While on campus, we often crossed paths with undergraduate students we’d tutored in the past. We are so proud to have helped the next generation pursue their college dreams. My own parents propelled themselves out of economically difficult upbringings through their own pursuit of higher education here at UW.

I want to continue broadening the base of people who have access to the university. One of my favorite aspects about being a trustee is that I love the sense of still being in college. I’m continually learning more about UW and its many amazing contributions to Washington and around the world. UW is a place where you can both serve and be served for an entire lifetime. You can plug into purple with passion!


Daniel Heu-Weller is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank. He advises on a wide range of financial issues for private company owners, technology executives and family offices. He previously worked at Orca Bay Capital, Goldman Sachs & Co., and founded SAT Coach, a test-preparation and college admissions consulting firm.