mark orr

Mark Orr was introduced by Karen Munsterman. She said that Mark is the new Athletic Director for Sacramento State University and has been on the job for only one month.
Mark said that he is a born and raised in Sacramento. He went to Christian Brother’s High School and his father was a scout for the New York Yankees for 36years. Mark’s brother played baseball for Chico State, and his sister was a soft ball player.
Mark got a football scholarship to the University of California at Berkeley and played 4 years for them. He also had 4 knee surgeries but was fortunate enough to be able to earn a graduate degree.
Mark embarked on a career in Athletics and became the athletic director at St. Mary’s and did some good things there, particularly in basketball.
Then he got a call from Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, President of Sac State and just like that, he became their new athletic director. Mark is very happy to here, in his home town, and doing what he loves.
He said there are a lot of wonderful things going on at Sac State, and challenges – for instance they need a new event arena (with all the various events that are on-going at the campus). They will have the U.S. track and field trials next month. World class athletes from all over will be there. Also, there are very good plays and musicals there and don’t forget Football. Come to their events and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg!
Mark said that he has great respect for Rotary, the Rotary Club of Carmichael and what we do for the community. He said that “community service” is a priority for students and if we need help at any of our charity events, he would be happy to provide volunteers.
Please call on him anytime!
President John Mangels mentioned to Mark that, in honor of his visit, a book will be donated, in his name, to the Carmichael Library.
Group Picture
Tracy Newman, Shyama Chakroborty, Mark Orr, John Mangels