July 17, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - David Rosselli has been hired as associate director of athletics for development at Santa Clara University, Director of Athletics and Recreation Cheryl L. Levick announced today.
Rosselli will oversee all athletics-related fund-raising, including the department's major gifts, capital campaign and annual fund solicitation and the Bronco Bench Foundation. He will begin his duties on August 13 and will report to Levick with additional responsibilities with the office of development.
"David will serve as an integral part of the athletic department's long-term strategic plan," said Levick. "He is a personable, energetic and talented individual with a broad range of fund-raising experiences. David's background at the University of the Pacific, combined with his relationships in the Bay Area, have prepared him very well to help us achieve our fund-raising goals."
Rosselli has spent the last nine years in a number of fund-raising-related capacities at the University of the Pacific, most recently serving as the director of development in the school's engineering and computer science school. He also served as the director of development for two years in Pacific's school of business and was an assistant professor in the school of engineering. Rosselli has also served as the director of broadcasting for the department of athletics and was responsible for all men's and women's basketball broadcasts and advertising sales.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Pacific in 1985, Rosselli worked as an account executive with a radio station group in Stockton while earning his master's degree. He spent five years as a vocational rehabilitation specialist before moving to San Francisco to become a sports radio host on local sports talk station KNBR. While at KNBR, he served as the studio host for morning and afternoon drivetime shows and hosted a regular weekend talk show.
"I'm pleased to have the opportunity to be involved at such an exciting time for Santa Clara University," said Rosselli. "The institution has a reputation for high integrity and excellence in athletics and academics and operates a program its alumni and supporters should be extremely proud of. I'm looking forward to being a part of the team."
While in a development capacity at Pacific, Rosselli was responsible for all major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. He also worked with corporate and foundation giving and alumni development. He has overseen major campaign gifts in excess of $30 million has been involved with the formation of a number of development programs and strategies.