Patrick O'Rourke is an Executive Vice Chancellor and the Chief Operating Officer on the Boulder campus at the University of Colorado. In this role, he is responsible for the Strategic Resources and Support team, which provides operational support for the campus in human resources, information technology, enrollment management, budget and finance, communications, compliance and security, institutional equity, government and community relations, and infrastructure and sustainability. Strategic Resources and Support partners with the academic administration and faculty to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
Pat previously served as Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents from 2012 through 2020, where was responsible for coordinating the university’s legal affairs and assisting the Board of Regents in its governance role. Before serving in that role, Pat was responsible for overseeing the university’s litigation. He teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Law and the Colorado School of Public Health on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Pat received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University and his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center. He is active in the community and has served as board member of the Denver School of Science and Technology, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and the Colorado Judicial Institute.