About the CCCCIO

The California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO) is a non-profit organization designed to support chief instructional officers in their support of the California Community College mission and Vision for Success. Learn more.


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    October 21-25, 2024

2024 Visionary Award

Dr. Kevin O'Rorke

The CCCCIO Board is pleased to announce that the 2024 Visionary Award was presented to Dr. Kevin O’Rorke, Interim Superintendent/President at Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District at our spring conference on April 12, 2024.

Dr. O’Rorke has served as a committed administrator at Shasta College since 2006, leading in all aspects of District programs and assuming responsibility for the Extended Education division at Shasta College, including the Tehama, Trinity, and Intermountain campuses, as well as the Shasta College Community Leadership Center. An advocate for student success both regionally and statewide, he continually seeks innovative ways to promote and expand the myriad of programs and services provided by the District. After a 2010 report which indicated Shasta County had the highest mortality rate in California, Dr. O’Rorke and his team began researching the outcomes of collective impact models in rural areas. Through the support of the McConnell Foundation, Dr. O’Rorke co-founded North State Together, and assumed its leadership as CEO.

Since its inception, North State Together has grown to include 10 county-based leadership networks in far northern California, increasing community vitality through local solutions within a regional framework. Under Dr. O’Rorke’s leadership, North State Together has received over $29 million and various grant initiatives such as the Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant.

Dr. O’Rorke’s innovative leadership has brought together stakeholders across community colleges, universities, school districts, tribal members, nonprofits, and industry to align and mobilize resources, share best practices, and create lasting, transformative systems for success. We congratulate Dr. O’Rorke for his visionary leadership and thank him for the many contributions he is making to improve the lives of students and their families at Shasta Community College District.


Previous Recognition Award Recipients