The Medical Mission
DANIEL J. SAEVIG, MBA

Daniel SaevigDan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a Master of Business Administration degree from UT in 1984 and 1989, respectively.

He served as executive director of the UT Alumni Association from 1993 to 1999 and as assistant director from 1990 to 1993. He left the University in 1999 to become Executive Vice President for the Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo. Dan returned to UT in 2002 as Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations. In July, 2006, the University of Toledo and the former Medical University of Ohio merged to create the new University of Toledo. Dan oversees all alumni relations activities for the new entity, totaling more than 109,000 addressable alumni.

In addition to the university, Dan has worked as a sports reporter/anchor for WTVG-TV and WNWO-TV and as a part-time sports writer for The Blade.

A past president of the Downtown Coaches Association, Dan has also served as on the board of trustees for the Toledo Speech and Hearing Center and the Oregonian Club. He co-chaired the development of the Academic Strategic Plan for Oregon City Schools in 2010.

In addition to his extensive and active involvement in community and University of Toledo activities, Dan has been instrumental in promoting the extensive national and international affairs and programs of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame.  Since its creation in 1999, Dan has served voluntarily as co-manager and co-director of multifaceted activities in the operations of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame.  Whatever the task which needed to be performed, whatever the job which needed to be done, whatever the deadline which needed to be met, Dan was always there – with an engaging smile and an enthusiastic and positive attitude which inspired others to join him in fulfillment of the humanitarian mission of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame.  Without his outstanding commitment, the dominant role of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame in the world would have been substantially diminished.  All of his many notable and valued contributions to the Medical Mission Hall of Fame were over and above his outstanding efforts he has made to the Alumni Association of the University of Toledo.

The Medical Mission Hall of Fame owes a profound and deep debt of gratitude to Dan for his exemplary efforts to improve the human condition of his fellow men substantially and significantly beyond the Ohio regional area.

Dan lives in Oregon with wife, Dianne, and 16-year-old daughter, Danielle. Dan and Dianne have endowed two scholarships at UT – the Louise Bohm Memorial Scholarship in honor of Dan’s grandmother and the Gene and Donna Saevig Medical Mission Scholarship in honor of his parents. The Saevig Medical Mission Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2012 to a student in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences in recognition of commitment to medical missionary work.