Kevin O’Farrell, Ph.D.

Kevin O’Farrell, Ph.D., serves as chancellor for the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Career and Adult Education. Chancellor O’Farrell, who has more than 15 years of experience in higher education as an instructor and executive administrator, previously served as the provost of the Porter Campus at Pasco-Hernando State College. Prior to his tenure at PHSC, O’Farrell served as the Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Trinity College of Florida where he oversaw public and community relations, marketing, admissions, donor relations and special events.

O’Farrell, who was named the North Tampa Bay Chamber Business Leader of the Year, is a board member of the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Advent Health Wesley Chapel Hospital, Pasco Education Foundation, and New Tampa Family YMCA and has worked closely with the Pasco Economic Development Council on workforce talent development initiatives and strategy. He volunteers with the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office and Shepard’s Village, a transitional housing nonprofit organization serving single mothers. He lives in Wesley Chapel.