The pain of loss is being felt university-wide at Marquette on Wednesday following the news of Dean of Business Administration Joe Daniels’ death after being struck by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver.
The university’s leadership chimed in on social media.
Dear Marquette community,— Michael Lovell (@PresLovell) February 12, 2020
Today I ask you all to mourn the tragic loss of Dr. Joe Daniels, Keyes Dean of Business Administration, who was fatally struck by a vehicle on campus last night. Joe was a campus fixture for more than 30 years, and I was honored to call him my friend.
We are so deeply saddened by the passing of our @MarquetteU colleague, Dr. Joe Daniels. I was blessed to call Joe not only a colleague but a dear friend. He will be missed by so many. Please keep his family, friends and our community in your thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/14gJqAYq9H— Kris Ropella (@DeanRopellaMU) February 12, 2020
The Milwaukee and Wisconsin business community felt the loss. He had a large impact in so many ways, from relationships built in the business community to the countless students whose lives he affected and are now in the business world.
Very sad. The IBAW sends our condolences to the family of Joe Daniels, Dean of Marquette University’s business school. He was fatally struck by an impaired driver last night.— IBAW (@IbawOffice) February 12, 2020
Our hearts are saddened by the news of the loss of Joe Daniels , Business Dean at Marquette University. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and our Marquette family during this time of grief.— Olive Promotions (@OlivePromotions) February 12, 2020
Today I am mourning the tragic loss of Dr. Joe Daniels, Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University. He was fatally struck by a car on campus last night. Our school is coming together to honor his memory.— Katarina Radmanovic (@KatarinaRadman1) February 12, 2020
I am so devastated to hear this news. Dr. Daniels was one of my favorite professors at Marquette and was such a kind, funny person. I was so thrilled to see him named dean in January. Sending love and strength to the Marquette community.— Andrea Bertels (@andrea_bertels) February 12, 2020
His own last tweet was about the growth the university is set to undergo with a new building for the College of Business Administration.
It is an exciting time for @MUBusiness. Along with a new facility, comes the opportunity to focus on the individuals that make our college what it is. We will continue to envision and work towards a Jesuit business education that goes beyond boundaries. https://t.co/HxXpNEgTsd— Joseph Daniels (@BizDeanMU) February 10, 2020