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Giovanni Rosselli

Director, Bauer Alumni Relations

Giovanni Rosselli


Giovanni arrived at the University of Houston in 2013, joining Bauer's Rockwell Career Center where he advocated for employment opportunities on behalf of Bauer students. In 2017, Giovanni transitioned to the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to serve as Director of Development where he cultivated relationships with donors and prospective donors, leading to philanthropic support for students and faculty, raising both endowed and operating funds. While at CLASS, he contributed to the "Here, We Go" campaign, the University's largest campaign in over 25 years, collectively raising over $1B in funds. In 2020, Giovanni returned to Bauer as Director of Alumni Relations where he focuses on engaging alumni and raising awareness for the College's strategic priorities.

Prior to working in higher education, Giovanni worked in professional sports for the NBA's Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. In these roles, he focused on corporate sponsorship management, ticket sales, and season ticket account management. Enjoying six years in the league, Giovanni experienced once-in-a-lifetime milestones, including the historic, 22-game winning streak with the Rockets in 2008 and a trip to the NBA Finals with the Spurs in 2013.

A native Houstonian, Giovanni is passionate about establishing strong relationships within the community through networking and civic engagement. His volunteer interests include serving as a mentor with the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholar Mentoring Program, acting as a volunteer deputy voter registrar with Harris County, and volunteering with the League of Women Voters of Houston for election-related causes. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Houston BARC Foundation and has maintained memberships with the American Society for Public Administration, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus, the Human Rights Campaign, and the League of Women Voters of Houston. Additionally, Giovanni is a Leadership Houston fellow (Class XXXVII), graduating from the prestigious 10-month program in 2019.

Giovanni remains actively involved in the UH community outside of Bauer, having served on UH Staff Council as the Membership & Elections Subcommittee Co-Chair and currently as a certified Cougar Ally with the UH LGBTQ Resource Center.

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2023 - Master of Public Administration (MPA), University of Houston

2008 - B.S. Sport Management, Texas A&M University