Tonnett Luedtke, a female-presenting individual, looks into the camera smiling. She is wearing a red dress and sanding in front of steps with a railing.

Tonnett Luedtke

Executive Director, Academic Advising & Student Success Coaching

Professional Biography

As a proud first-generation college graduate, I know firsthand the power of good advising in student retention and persistence. I am a strong believer in engaging students in meaningful conversations, which can connect them with resources, help them identify their strengths, and move them toward their goals.

I enjoy sharing my passion for holistic student development and often present on topics including having difficult conversations, developing resiliency, academic coaching, and inclusive excellence in academic advising.

Originally from Houston, Texas, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston, followed by my Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Denver. In addition to my academic endeavors, I am a fitness enthusiast, serving as a Bodypump instructor and Team Training coach. I am an avid runner, having completed one marathon and several half-marathons, and I spend a lot of time outside enjoying Colorado's natural beauty.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes
Analytical, Developer, Harmony, Arranger, Responsibility

Where is your favorite spot on DU’s campus?
Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)

What is your favorite entertainment?
Watching 80's Movies

What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Ask lots of questions, take risks, build connections, communicate, and most of all, be yourself!

How do you practice self-care?
The best way for me to heal my mind, body, and spirit is movement in the great outdoors- running, walking, hiking. Weather permitting, I have a standing weekly outdoor "therapy" run with girlfriends.

Share a quote you really like.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt