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Rob Bacchus

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Director of University Relations - Gift Programs

Rob joined the Southwestern University staff in 2008 and oversees most Development direct mail and e-mail communications as well as the Annual Giving Board, a vital group of volunteers that assist with fundraising.  In this role, he focuses on educating Southwestern alumni, parents, friends and students on the importance of giving every year to support the mission of the University.  Prior to joining Southwestern, he worked with university and hospital clients at Dell and Convio.  Rob’s parents both attended Southwestern and he spent much time on campus before leaving Georgetown to attend The University of Texas at Austin.  There he completed his B.A. in the Plan II Liberal Arts Program.  He later earned his Master of Non-Profit Administration degree at the University of Notre Dame.  Rob enjoys reading, soccer and spending time with his wife, Mindy, and their three boys.