Patrick O'Rourke
Chief Operating Officer
Strategic Resources and Support

Mailing Box: 
90 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Executive Aide:
Sarah Garcia-Smith
Phone: 303-492-0424


Patrick O'Rourke is Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this role, he is responsible for the operation of the Strategic Resources and Support (SRS) team, which provides operational support for the campus in human resources, information technology, enrollment management, budget and finance, strategic communications, compliance and security, institutional equity and compliance, health and wellness services, and infrastructure and sustainability. SRS partners with the academic administration and faculty to support the university’s mission of teaching, research and service.

Previously, O’Rourke served as Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the CU Board of Regents from 2012 through 2020, where he was responsible for coordinating the university’s legal affairs and assisting the board in its governance role. Before serving in that role, he 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.

O’Rourke 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 a board member of the Denver School of Science and Technology, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and the Colorado Judicial Institute.