Robert O'Rourke

Associate Director of College Counseling
Rob joined Groton’s College Counseling Office as an associate director in 2014, after serving for five years on the undergraduate admissions staff at Georgetown University. In addition to recruiting and evaluating candidates for Georgetown’s four undergraduate schools, Rob helped coordinate a nationwide joint recruitment program with colleagues from Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, and Stanford; oversaw open house and tour guide programs; and served as the admissions liaison to the women’s rowing team. Rob’s work at Georgetown also brought him to Groton annually to interview applicants.

Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and theology from Georgetown University. He later completed a master’s degree in theological studies at Harvard Divinity School, where his coursework focused on contemporary American religions and public policy.
In addition to his work in college counseling, Rob serves as the director of Community Engagement, overseeing the school's service and social justice initiatives. During his time at Groton, he has also taught ethics, served as a dorm affiliate, and led global education opportunities in the Dominican Republic, Peru, India, and South Africa.