2nd Annual

Bauer Gala

Into the Night

Friday, February 23, 2023

Gautam Goyal, Board of Directors at Bauer College

Gautam was invited by the dean of Bauer College of Business to join the board based on his accomplishments in creating a wildly successful private equity firm in a very short amount of time at a young age. As a shining case study on the impact a Bauer Education can provide, Gautam is responsible to bring awareness and bring in donors that will help future Bauer students. He also set up a $1M endowment to help undergraduate students as he personally benefited from such programs while he was a student. 

Honorary Chair Committee

As of October 10, 2022

Honorary Chair

The Honorable Sylvester Turner (BS '77), Mayor, City of Houston

Honorary Co-Chairs

Julie Dakri & Asif Dakri
Habiba Dhanani & Mohammed Ali Dhanani (BBA '90)
Elaine Finger (BBA '92) & Marvy Finger
Sarah Hurt & Bill Hurt (MBA '86)
Nisha Meghani & Javed Meghani
Dawn Rawson & Richard Rawson (BBA '72, Honorary '20)
Kimberly Wilkinson (BBA '93) & Trey Wilkinson (BBA '92, MBA '02)

Time & Location

6 p.m.
The Post Oak Hotel
West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027


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Bauer Gala Awards Nomination

We are looking to feature worthy individuals and organizations for the 2nd Annual Bauer Gala. If you know of an individual or organization who contributes to their industry and community, nominate them for Bauer's annual awards. All nominations will be carefully considered by the gala awards committee and announced during the fall semester. The deadline to submit nominations is Saturday, October 1.

Relive the Inaugrual Bauer Gala, March 3, 2022