Dan Cheng
280 Humphrey School

Daniel Cheng

Associate Director of Admissions

Dan oversees the prospective and admitted student visit experience, from individual visits to large programs for the Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Development Practice (MDP), Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS-STEP), and all Humphrey certificate programs. He supports the development and implementation of recruitment and admissions initiatives, including national recruitment efforts, the planning and implementation of the Humphrey School’s Fall Preview Day, and serves as a liaison to professional and industry associations (i.e. APSIA and NASPAA). In addition, he is the admissions team lead on the School’s merit based aid awarding and general financial aid counseling.

Dan has more than 12 years of higher education admissions and recruitment experience at the University of Minnesota, where he worked at the undergraduate level and as the assistant director of admissions at the Law School. Through his previous work, Dan also brings knowledge in higher education counseling and national and regional professional association leadership, including serving as the president of the Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC) and co-chair of the annual National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference (NAPAPC), expanding upon his work in diversity and pipeline initiatives. Dan received his BSB degree in marketing and entrepreneurial management from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.