Dr. Kevin O'Rorke
Dr. Kevin O’Rorke is the Associate Superintendent at Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District where he has served the District as a committed administrative leader since 2006. Kevin has provided leadership in all aspects of the District’s student services programs and now assumes responsibility for all of the Extended Education sites, including Tehama, Trinity, Burney, and the Downtown Redding Community Leadership Center. An advocate for the college both locally and statewide, he continually looks for ways to promote and expand the myriad of programs and services provided by the District.
Kevin also serves as the Chief Executive Officer for North State Together and is joined by a backbone team that provides support to county collective impact networks. The primary mission of North State Together is to support the cradle to career objectives of our county networks, with the goal of increasing the education and career attainment of our North State students. Since spearheading the creation of the North State Together collaborative, he has been instrumental in bringing people and agencies together to enhance educational access and community vitality through the cradle to career collective impact model.
Kevin began his career in higher education in 1998 where he was an academic counselor at Northern Arizona University; he then migrated to nearby Yavapai College to serve as advisor/financial aid coordinator. By 2001, he joined the staff at Arizona State University to work as a senior advisor and faculty member. He taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Curriculum/Instruction, Learning, Motivation and Tests and Measurements at ASU until he accepted the position of Associate Dean of Students at the third largest community college in the country located in South Florida. He joined Shasta College in 2006 as the Dean of Enrollment Services before being promoted to Assistant Superintendent and Vice President of Student Services and now as the Associate Superintendent.
Kevin has served as the North Chief Student Services Executive Board representative to the Chancellor’s Office, was on the Board of Directors for the California Community College Athletic Association, was selected for the Chancellor’s Office task force to evaluate Community Colleges granting bachelor’s degrees, and has served on nine Commission for Community and Junior College’s accreditation teams. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the CA Rural Education Network, the California State University, Chico North State Planning and Collective Board, and was recently appointed to the Shasta County Children and Families Commission.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, a master’s degree in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Lifespan Developmental Psychology.
Kevin and his wife Kate have two strong, smart, and bold girls ages 15 and 12.